Few consider the pantry when they are planning their kitchen remodel. Instead their focus is commonly drawn to the elaborate islands; the bells and whistles of the modern smart appliances; gorgeous floors; practical, yet aesthetically pleasing cabinets; and attractive countertops among other aspects. Where the pantry can contribute to the kitchen’s dynamics, efficiency and organization, more attention should be given to it as homeowners discuss their kitchen remodeling goals. We at Texas Bath Vision & Home Solutions would like to offer some suggestions for your next kitchen pantry remodel.
Functional Kitchen Pantry
The main purpose of a pantry is to provide storage, streamline kitchen activities, and make the kitchen work better for you. Make the pantry personal to your standards by customizing features. To improve organization, depending on the size, and style of the available space, there are a few focal points to consider.
In Pantry Coffee Station – For those that do not like cluttering the counterspace, having a coffee station incorporated in the pantry is ideal.
Appliance Shelves in Kitchen Pantry – Pantries are designed to store food, however, they have more potential to include a space to clear up the countertops by have a customized shelving for your small appliances like the blenders, mixers, toasters, and so on.
Cookbook Cabinet/Shelving Storage. Cabinets, shelves, and/or drawers custom fitted in your pantry can be a great place for your cookbook library as well.
Counter Space – If space is available and you have a larger pantry, counterspace can offer more versatility to store house appliances, dry goods, and even do a little food prep.
Wine Fridge – Maximize wine with the perfect temperature.
Kitchen Writing Desk
To have a dedicated space to clip coupons, making shopping lists, and do other household planning tasks, and even add other customized touches such as stamps, envelops, or other additions, a built-in desk can suit your needs.
Traditional Butler’s Pantry
If there is enough space, the elegance of a butler’s pantry is a luxurious option. Commonly positioned near the dining room to facilitate entertaining, the butler’s pantry is a dedicated area, which can be a small alcove or a walk-through between the kitchen and dining room. It can house the following useful features:
Elegant Sink – For quick and convenient access.
Countertop – While entertaining, countertops can be helpful to prep or for staging food.
Glass Cabinets – Display fine china and/or stemware.
Wine Racks – Easy access to wine for hosting.
High-end Materials & Design – Guests see the butler’s pantry as they walk through on the way to the dining area, be sure it dazzles.
Built In Cabinet Pantry
You can make a pantry work with built in cabinetry, or even add more to it by shaving some of the square footage from neighboring rooms.
High Space Advantages. Use the ceiling to hang pot racks or fruit baskets, or even seasonal items, and build shelves that go all the way up, complete with built in roll ladder if needed.
Nooks & Crannies. Wasted space can be transformed into optimal storage. Talk to your contractor about some ideas.
Pullout Shelves. When you need shelving, having it pullout when it is needed can be useful and this way, you can make every square inch count.
Custom Shelving. Especially if you want to be able to store larger items like appliances, custom shelving will allow you to change the height of the shelves so there is not any lost space.
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Texas Bath Vision & Home Solutions can help you design an extraordinary pantry that is more fitting to your needs and style in addition to kitchen remodel, or on its own project. Call us today to schedule a consultation.