In order to have a complete kitchen, you must have a pantry. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple butler’s pantry, or a full walk-in, or a mix of the two. Every kitchen needs the proper storage area to make the space cohesive. If you are planning an overhaul, there are a few important but easily overlooked details that can make or break your pantry space. Joseph Kitchen and Bath has put together a list of five important details you don’t want to miss for your next kitchen renovation.
Every pantry needs a door, so it is important to discover one that belongs to the style of your kitchen and equally serves as secondary storage. Some people prefer hidden doors while others may want to highlight the frame. Some style options include:
- Folding Doors
- Hanging Doors
- Barn Style Doors
- Cabinet Style Doors
Be aware of which way your pantry door opens, especially if you are limited on kitchen space. For more compact areas, folding or sliding doors are best. If you have more space to play with, you can select other options.
Nothing is worse than looking for something in a poorly lit space. Make sure that the lights you choose reach all corners of your pantry without creating a glare. Under the cabinet lights can add illumination while overhead LED’s offer the brightness needed for gloomy pantries.
Storage Space & Supply
Your pantry is the storage space for all of your kitchen implements, food stores, and other essentials. In order to make sure it is properly organized, you will need the proper cabinets, nooks, shelves, and cubbies to bring it all together.
Shelving – Make sure you pay attention to how your shelves are placed. High shelves can store more items, but make sure you pair it with a step stool or use adjustable shelving. Your shelf corners are also great spaces for storing little items and bottles, so don’t forget to maximize your space for better functionality.
Cabinets – Though shelves will make up most of your pantry, cabinets are equally important. Items that you don’t use frequently or those you want to hide can be stored perfectly in a small pantry cabinet space.
The most significant part of an effective pantry is your ability to find what you are looking for when you need it. Prior to starting construction, try visualizing how your pantry will look once it’s complete. Make sure it’s laid out in a way that is stylish yet functional. A few suggestions are:
- Keep like items together
- Place commonly used items towards the front
- Make use of neat shelving
- Don’t be afraid to use an organizer for small items
- Specialize your storage space with baker shelves, wine racks, and spice racks
The details are what will make your space unique. Take some time to lay out your needs and wants so that you can craft a working space that is also aesthetically pleasing. Consider adding:
- Wall space for notes and calendars
- Chalkboard door or wall
- A work area in your pantry
- Built-in kitchen flow features
How We Can Help
Upgrading or installing a new pantry can be a lot of fun. It is important to pin down all of the details to make your project a success. Joseph Kitchen and Bath is here to help you give your pantry the personal touches and creative organization it needs to make your dreams come to life. Give us a call at (905) 707-7756 to find out more about how we can help.