Kitchen Help

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Legacy real estate CA BRE#00886348

Pantries come in all shapes and sizes, from walk-in pantriesto slide-out drawers under your counters.  Some homes feature a built-in pantry, but for those that don’t, creating one can be easier than you think.

For a makeshift pantry, consider converting a kitchen closet or cabinet into a pantry by adding shelves throughout the space.  If you have an empty wall in or just outside the kitchen, consider hiring professionals to break through the wall and install shelves and a door.

Once you’ve figured out where the new pantry will go, organization is the key to making it useful and efficient.  Start by thinking about your cooking habits, and place frequently used items on an eye-level shelf for easy access. Always making cookies? Put flour, sugar and mixing equipment on this shelf.  If you entertain often, consider installing a wine rack on a side of the pantry with party necessities, such as a corkscrew, bottle stopper and rows of wine glasses.

Store dry items, such as rice, noodles or cereal, in labeled glass jars to keep them dry and easily visible.  Other goods, such as flour or sugar, can go into large tubs with lids that can be stored either on the floor or o a shelf.  For snacks, such as chips or popcorn, consider hanging a shoe rack on the outside of the panty door and putting the bags in the holders.

Comments (4)

Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Pantries are important to most of the buyers in our area.  I wish you a very Happy New Year.

Dec 29, 2012 02:10 AM
Christine Adler - Fort Lauderdale, FL
SE Palm Beach, Broward & NE Miami-Dade Counties FL

I've seen homes that have shelving in the laundry room that they use for small kitchen appliances and with hooks, hang their skillets and pots along the side.  Very inventive, and saves room in the kitchen for foodstuffs.  Great post!

Dec 29, 2012 02:12 AM
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Brian,

These are good ideas for how to form a pantry and how to use one.  Happy New Year!

Dec 29, 2012 02:14 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

This is an important part of a kitchen's allure...and organization is key.

Dec 29, 2012 02:16 AM