No kitchen is complete without a serviceable pantry to handle all of your kitchen storage needs. If you are in the midst of upgrading your pantry it can be easy to gloss over important details that can make the space cohesive. Merit Kitchen and Bath has five details that you should keep in mind when creating your dream pantry during your remodeling project.
Your pantry can get dark in a hurry, so when planning your space make sure to account for proper lighting. If you have a big pantry with hidden corners, consider adding LED lighting or under the shelf lighting to illuminate your storage area. Some pantries have windows that allow in natural light which is always helpful. Overhead lighting is a great option if you have space for them to be installed safely.
The Pantry Door
Every pantry needs a door, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Several styles of doors can also serve extra functions. Some doors can hide your pantry as well as those that highlight it. Barn style, cabinet style, hanging, and folding doors are the most commonly used for residential pantries.
It is important to consider which way your door will open when you are designing your space. Kitchens with little space may benefit from folding or sliding doors, while more spacious kitchens can accommodate a more traditional style door.
The whole point of your pantry is to have a space to store food, nonperishables, and other kitchen items close at hand. It is critical to build the proper shelves, cabinets, and bins to make the space fully functional.
Your shelves should be built with height requirements in mind. If you have space for a stool or not will determine how high your shelves can go. Consider sliding or adjustable shelves to make the most of the space you have available.
Your cabinets are a great place to store seldom-used, awkwardly sized or other unsightly kitchen implements. To stay on a budget, you can purchase prefabricated cabinets in budget-friendly materials.
Having a kitchen and pantry that is pleasing to the eye won’t be helpful if nothing is organized. Before you start your pantry project, think about how your space will look when the project is complete. Consider how everything will function together when constructing your plans to ensure that organization stays at the top of the list.
Plenty of unique details can make your space stand out from the crowd while also being highly functional. Consider placing a work counter or shelf inside of your pantry or even a sink for food preparation. Empty wall space can be used to hold calendars, notes or even recipes for easy access.
How We Can Bring Your Storage Goals to Life
Getting a contemporary pantry or upgrading your existing storage is a great way to breathe new life into your kitchen. Considering all of the slight details will help you make creative touches that bring your whole space together. If you are ready to take the next step for your kitchen project, or if you need suggestions, we are here to help. Give Merit Kitchen and Bath a call at (416) 562-1068 today to find out more.