The kitchen is one of the essential parts of the home because this is what makes the house functional. Therefore, it is really important to have an organized, well-cleaned kitchen, and shelves and storage play a significant role in making that possible. Even though each kitchen has different spaces and layouts, certain organizers and shelves easily solve your problem.
Types Of Pantries
If you’re considering making a pantry in your kitchen, you must be aware of two basic types of pantries before making your decision.
A traditional pantry is a pantry that is designed with kitchen cabinets. It is often integrated into kitchen units. The traditional pantry features classic cabinet-like doors, and you can also experiment with different styles.
The second type of pantry is Butler’s pantry which is often built as a small room between the kitchen and dining area, or you can also relocate it according to the space available in your house. The Butler’s pantry often provides the walk-in space and gives you extra room to manage all the appliances, groceries, or other food items well.
The most commonly used material for a pantry is similar to the cupboard, such as plywood, medium-density wood, solid wood, melamine, or stainless steel.
How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry
If you love to clean and maintain your kitchen, then organizing the kitchen can be an exciting job for you. However, it requires patience and little effort. Here are some tips on successfully organizing your pantry while enjoying the process.
1. First of all, take everything out of your pantry and clean it before restocking it with the things.
2. After cleaning the pantry, start sorting out the items you have taken out and also check if you’re missing any items.
3. Categorize the items in different sections, such as all oil bottles together, spice boxes together, and snacks being together.
4. Use clean and clear containers to stock food items such as pasta, biscuits, cereal, popcorn, and others.
5. Also, remember to utilize the door; you can store many items there too.
6. You can also use the shelf liners to ensure any jar or bottle doesn’t fall off.
7. Lastly, keep everything in its place by sorting out the categories, and now you have the thoroughly cleaned and organized pantry ready.
How To Utilize A Small Space For Kitchen Pantry
You might have seen the pantry in big and luxurious homes, but that doesn’t mean small houses can not have a pantry. A pantry is one of the most efficient and organized storage solutions for the kitchen, and there are several ways you can incorporate the pantry into a small space. Some of the popular styles and solutions for pantries are the following:
Slide Out Pantry
If you have a few inches of space near your refrigerator, you can simply build the custom slide-out pantry there, and it will provide you the space for storing narrow and thin items. In addition, this pantry is budget friendly and easy to build.
Utilizing The Extra Space
The pantry doesn’t always have to be built inside the kitchen, and you can use any free space near the kitchen to make a customized small pantry. You can simply install several shelves with doors, and you’ll have your pantry ready.
Cabinet Style Pantry
If you have extra cabinets to can utilize them to create a customized space for your pantry. You can make several sections in the cupboard for different items. You can also add storage space to the doors similar to the refrigerator.
Under The Stairs Pantry
We often have space available under the stairs, which is of no use. You can use the space to create an organized pantry area to store different items or appliances. This can be your perfect DIY activity for the upcoming weekend.
Some of the other styles of pantries include basement pantries, drawer pantries, slide-out baskets pantries, and others.
Benefits of Kitchen Pantries
Some of the important benefits of a pantry are the following.
Pantry creates a statement in your kitchen and provides an impressive look.
You can hide all the clutter and extra appliances using storage to make your kitchen look clean.
The pantry also provides a place to store appliances by keeping them safe from moisture.
You can also utilize the door space to keep different bottles and jars.
The pantry provides more practical storage to keep groceries, snacks, and jars.
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