Kitchen Design Centre Pantry

How to design the perfect pantry

Have you ever wondered about the benefits of having a pantry in your kitchen? It’s not just an additional storage space but a true game-changer in terms of kitchen organisation – and of course design. A pantry makes cooking and meal prep effortless, providing ample storage options and a designated space for everything. 

If you’re considering adding a pantry to your kitchen, there are a few key elements to keep in mind when designing your perfect pantry. At Kitchen Design Centre, we’ve got a few helpful tips to share that’ll guide you through the process.

Carefully consider the layout 

When creating your perfect pantry, the first thing to consider is the layout. How you choose to build out your pantry is vital to making the most of your available storage space. One effective way to accomplish this is by installing adjustable shelving to accommodate items of varying sizes while allowing for easy reorganisation. Pull-out shelves or drawers are also a brilliant addition, particularly in deeper spaces, as they provide easy access to all items. It’s also important to consider the height of your shelves, ensuring you can access items without uncomfortable stretching or dangerous leaning.

Prioritise accessibility/convenience for a smooth experience

One thing to keep in mind is that it’s super important to make sure your pantry is easily accessible for everyone in your household. This means arranging items in a way that can accommodate different heights and needs. For example, you could place frequently used items at eye level or within reach of those with difficulty reaching higher shelves. By doing so, you’ll be able to access everyday essentials efficiently without any hassle. Less-used items can stay neatly tucked out of the way. Which brings us onto our next point…

Organise your storage efficiently

If you want your pantry to be stylish and functional, consider how you categorise your pantry staples. There’s no right or wrong way to do this; it’s whatever works best for you! You could group similar items for easy access. You can decant things like rice, pasta and dried foods into clear containers or labels to make it easy to see what’s inside. You can also try out options like door racks, wall-mounted organisers, or baskets to maximise additional storage space. 

Add some aesthetics touches and lighting 

When designing your perfect pantry, blending functionality with aesthetics is crucial, so choose a colour scheme that complements your kitchen or reflects your personal style. You can also integrate decorative elements like wood-topped glass jars or incorporate baskets and labels that align with your taste and kitchen style to make everything feel cohesive.

Lastly, consider your lighting options. Apart from the functional benefits of having sufficient lighting in your pantry, it can also enhance the overall aesthetics of the space. You can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your pantry with LED strips or motion-sensor lights. The soft glow of the lights can make the space feel more contemporary and visually appealing. Spotlights are also fantastic for pantries and look great under shelving. Ultimately, though, it’s all about personal preference.

The ideal pantry is a blend of thoughtful design and personalised touches, and it should make your life easier in the kitchen. Whether it’s the efficient organisation, accessibility, or aesthetic charm, each element contributes to making your pantry an integral and delightful part of your kitchen experience. And, if you’d like some help building a stunning kitchen that can house not only your dream pantry but a host of other stunning features, look no further! 

At Kitchen Design Centre, we’re passionate about helping our customers achieve the kitchen they have always dreamt of. So, if you need some extra inspiration or you fancy a chat with one of our designers, drop by our Blackburn kitchen showroom (or our other designer kitchen showrooms in LiverpoolManchester or Barrowford), where you can chat and let us know your exactly what you’d like. We’re here to help make it a reality!

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