Pantry Design Ideas

Your pantry is an important part of your kitchen. A well-designed pantry enhances the aesthetic of your kitchen area and provides storage that works well for your family and lifestyle. An organized pantry can also make cooking and cleaning much easier. What's the best way to approach designing a new pantry or redesigning an existing one? If you work with Crooked Oak, our experienced designers will make the process much easier. They can help you design the plan for your pantry and determine the right materials, colors and accessories to use. Below are some things to consider when designing your new pantry.

How much stuff do you have?

Pantry ShelvingEvaluate the items you're planning on storing in the pantry. If you have a lot of things you need to store, choose a shelving system that maximizes the space in the pantry. If your pantry is large and you don't have too many things to store in it, you can look into more spacious shelving systems, more accessories or the integration of a wine rack.

What type of cooking do you do?

Custom Pantry DesignThink about who does the majority of cooking and baking in your home, then decide what small appliances and ingredients you use the most often. Thinking about your cooking habits will allow you to prioritize items in your pantry, so cooking is easier. If you make a lot of pasta, you'll want to make sure it's easily accessible. If you do a lot of baking, you'll want to make sure your blender and baking sheets are easy to get to.

How visible is the pantry?

Barn Door HardwareIs your pantry tucked away in the corner of your kitchen or is it an open space in the middle of the room? The visibility of your pantry will determine the aesthetic of it. Exposed barn door-style doors are popular right now and could work well for a variety of homes. If your pantry has a wide opening and is more a part of your kitchen then a separate closet-like space, ensure that the colors you pick, shelving and accessories compliment the rest of the kitchen.

Don't forget lighting.

pantrylightingLighting is an important part of your pantry. Think about lighting fixtures that will compliment the rest of your kitchen and provide the necessary amount of light for the amount of space you have. Surface-mounted LED shelf lights can be used to provide extra lighting if needed or desired as well. If you're looking to design a new pantry, Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our designers can help to ensure that your new pantry will be a beautiful and functional part of your home.
Posted October 28, 2015