Pantry Design

Whether you are embarking on a new build or refurbishing a tired kitchen space, you need to be aware of some important design considerations when planning the pantry. Careful planning is needed to avoid living with a disfunctional pantry, located at an inconvenient corner of the room !

To ensure your kitchen looks great and functions effectively, plan your pantry !

Here are some simple but essential "Pantry Design Tips".

Key attributes of a great pantry are convenience, accessibility and visibility.

Location! Location! Location!

Use your kitchen real estate wisely. Pantry location in relation to the other elements in the kitchen is crucial. A well-designed pantry put in the wrong place, impairs the efficiency of cooking functions. Check your kitchen "work triangle" and ensure the pantry integrates efficiently.

Location of the Refrigerator

From a practical point of view it is better to place cold storage (refrigerator) fairly close to dry storage (pantry), so that multiple trips are not required to gather the ingredients for a meal.

Position close to bench space

Pantries need to be positioned adjacent to bench preparation and landing zones. The preparation zone is bench space used for meal preparation. The landing zone is bench space for depositing grocery items.

Snack and Beverage Centre

Access to "between-meal" snacks without entering the main part of the kitchen, reduces kitchen traffic and interference with the meal preparation and cleaning areas. If at all possible, the pantry and refrigerator should be located on an edge of the kitchen that can be reached without traversing the main kitchen working area.

Storage

Items should be stored where they are first used. Size storage to the items being stored. For efficient use of space, store items in a single layer with no item hidden behind or beneath another.

Shelving

Deep shelves in a walk-in or walk-through pantry are no more useful than deep shelves in a reach-in pantry.

Lighting

The ideal lighting illuminates the contents of every shelf evenly. Dark corners and shelves tend to gather "out of date" items. Yuck !

Pantry Design Alternatives

The pantry design solution depends upon your lifestyle requirements, budget and the size and configuration of your kitchen. Here are pantry designs we like:

This walk-in pantry brings organisation to everyday life..........................

www.jinganhome.com

Pull-out Pantries are perfect for apartment living where cabinet and bench space is at a premium....................

www.homesfeed.com

Why not add some fun to pantry storage with chalk boards..................

www.homebnc.com

This cupboard style pantry with its designer shelving means everything is at your finger tips.................

www.accokitchenandbath.wordpress.com

Why not make the pantry a kitchen design feature? (but you'll need to be a very tidy cook)

www.homedit.com

Pantry drawers and storage shelves are perfect if you are passionate home cook who wants ingredients within easy reach..............................

www.burkedecor.com

Here is a great solution for those tricky corners...................

www.sncollection.co.uk

Why not go for a separate cupboard. Also works great for additional storage .................

www.designs.slimrandles.com

Just how far do you want to go? Here is a swivel shelving design option..........Wow!

www.jurnaldedesigninterior.com

Elegant kitchen pantry shelving reminicent of stores from a bygone era .................

www.hayburn.com

Combined pantry laundry........

www.oharainteriors.com

Why not go simply elegant?

www.evanjoseph.photoshelter.com

Bespoke shelving providing a pantry with wine in mind.....got to go with that!

www.bhg.com


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