The best thing about planning a new pantry is it can fit into virtually any part of your kitchen, which gives you more flexibility on where to put bigger components, such as cabinets and countertops. To help you, here are fundamental ideas on how to fit a new pantry into your kitchen remodeling plans.
Kitchen Work Zones
You’re probably already familiar with the kitchen triangle, the three points of which are the sink, the stovetop and the refrigerator. It is a design principle that helps maximize efficiency in the kitchen by keeping movement between these areas to a minimum.
The kitchen triangle is intended for houses with small kitchens as is often the case in post-war home designs. Today’s kitchens are more spacious compared to the ones built decades ago, but the kitchen triangle wasn’t forgotten. Rather, it evolved into work zones. For example, a stovetop can be grouped with other appliances like the grill or oven in a “cooking zone”. The pantry can be grouped in a “storage zone” together with the refrigerator and chiller.
We’ve described above how a pantry can fit into virtually any part of the kitchen. This is because it can be designed to fill unusual spaces or tight corners in the kitchen, which helps you maximize storage space and create a clean look for areas with unusual angles. The following are some of the storage styles to consider when designing a custom pantry.
Open shelves – Open shelves allow for easy viewing of contents and help you keep an eye the supplies that you need. Pantries with open shelves can be accessible to children or pets, so shelf height may be a consideration.
Pull-out racks – This is a popular style best suited for making use of narrow spaces in the kitchen. Pull-out racks that slide on tracks can be customized for a clean look.
Corner storage – Kitchen corners are often the most difficult part of designing kitchen cabinetry, but are perfect for use as additional storage space for the pantry.
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