Various kitchen pantries to make the best use of your available space.
If you're someone who loves spending time in the kitchen, you know the importance of having a great pantry. Whether it's an entire room dedicated to store items like dry goods or just a set of shelves tucked away in a corner, your pantry can make all the difference. This is especially true when it comes to organizing ingredients, stocking up on food storage, and quickly finding the food items you need to make a delicious meal.
With so many pantry types out there, it can be difficult to decide which type of pantry is right for you. But don't worry – we've got you covered! In this article, we'll explore all the different styles of kitchen pantries, from the classic walk-in pantry to modern open shelves. We will look at the pros and cons of each and provide tips on how to get the most out of your pantry, no matter what style you choose.
Ideas for Kitchen Pantries
Because the kitchen is such a widely used area, I want it to be just right for our new home. All forms of storage, like the kitchen pantry, are an essential built-in feature in a kitchen layout. And while corner pantries seem to be the traditional go-to option for storage, I didn't want to go that route for our kitchen design. With so many choices it's important to take them all into consideration and decide what is best for the type of kitchen you have or want.
We ended up choosing this pantry because it is the perfect mix of beauty and function. At the entrance of this pantry, you are only able to see smaller kitchen appliances and beautiful kitchen cabinets. Walk around the corner and there is plenty of open shelving for all your food.
Walk-in pantries are nice because they are essentially another room for food storage located directly off the kitchen. You can fit a lot more into this extra storage space because of all the additional kitchen pantry cabinets and shelves.
Want to hide all of those small appliances that take over your countertop space? Walk-in pantries are awesome for that too! Now there are no more visible messes and crumbs out in our kitchen space.
A wall pantry in an interior wall is pretty standard for any home built in the 90s and early 2000s. Wall pantries can have sliding doors that take up significantly less space, or more commonly seen are bi-fold doors.
This wall pantry is hidden by beautiful wooden barn doors that cover its contents. If you don't have limited space to open cupboards and cabinet doors, sliding doors are a great option. They also serve as an element of decor that can influence your overall room style. To learn how you can make your own barn door, see how I did my own here.
This freestanding pantry cabinet is a great choice if you are renting, or if you want something that can be moved around. A freestanding cabinet will also give you more freedom for personalizing with the height size you need, width, etc. And don't forget that these uprights usually come with adjustable shelves.
Sometimes kitchens can be built with surprisingly little cupboard space, so this is a perfect option to hold food or kitchen appliances or dishes. And the decorator in me has to mention, these freestanding pantries are nice for adding a pop of color in your kitchen as well.
Mini Built-In Kitchen Pantries
This mini built-in pantry is a nice storage space that isn't directly in the kitchen, but close enough that you can still grab items when needed. And when you are looking for pantry storage, it doesn't always have to be for food or appliances. A pantry like this is great for storing dishes or seasonal items. Source unlisted.
Open Shelf Pantry
Do you love a modern look? Why not try something like this unique open shelved wall pantry that is arranged beautifully by Ella Claire. If you like the open shelf design, this is a cute and creative way to add storage. Use them for food, dishes, or decor. The easy access to supplies is super handy and stylish.
We added some easy open shelves in our remodelled farmhouse kitchen that really opened the wall space. See how we made those shelves here.
I love this pantry. Butler's pantries are a great way to provide a room directly off the kitchen that is partially hidden from guests, while also allowing for additional storage space.
These pantries are usually smaller than a walk-in pantry and often contain a small sink and limited counter space. It's very visually appealing too which is a nice bonus! Isn't that ladder fun?
I also had to include this gorgeous butler's pantry that is large and spacious. Believe it or not, a butler's pantry like this one can be pretty handy for holding small appliances so you don't have to use up counter space in your kitchen. A butler's pantry often includes a small fridge or area for drinks.
And, I had to include my built-in farmhouse pantry. This wall space used to be a long wall of folding doors, but the kitchen pantry space didn't really suit what we needed. I converted this area to this desk and built-in pantry space with an ice maker and drink fridge.
Modern homes are trending with open kitchens and living areas. This change really helped to open up our kitchen which is much more conducive to our individual needs. See the complete project on my farmhouse pantry here.
No matter what kind of kitchen pantry you decide to install in your home, the key is to have a well-organized space where you can store all of your food, drinks, ingredients, and equipment. A strategically designed pantry can help you stay organized, save time, and even save money!
With multiple types of pantries available, you’re sure to find one that fits your lifestyle and budget. So take the time to explore the different kitchen pantry options available to you and find the one that works best for your home. Now go get organizing and enjoy the convenience of having a kitchen pantry in your home!
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