15 Kitchen Pantry Ideas With Form And Function

By definition, a pantry is “a small room or closet in which food, dishes, and utensils are kept.” While the definition (or, frankly, the very idea) of a pantry may not be the most glamorous part of your home design, the functional pantry can still be a stylish space. Whether your pantry is a spacious room in and of itself or a tiny closet squeezed into some spare inches near your kitchen, you can make it feel like an aesthetic and pleasant part of the house with a few simple tricks and a bit of organization.Here are 15 ideas to get you started on creating your very own kitchen pantry with form AND function.

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Getting creative with pantry organizers will always improve your pantry storage capabilities as well as the inherent visual appeal of an organized space.

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Built-in shelving that is customized to the objects you need to store (e.g., serving trays, beverages, snacks, etc.) fights more than half the battle against pantry disorganization.

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A simple pantry door with a frosted glass window makes for a pretty picture with the door opened OR closed.{found on crisparchitects}.

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Buying matching containers for storing food items in the pantry not only looks attractive, but it also makes shelving-maximization much, much easier.

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Pull-out drawers maximize traditional cupboard space because they allow for easy access to all items inside, whether they’re in the front or the back.{found on kitchensbyemanuel}.

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Continuing your home décor style into the pantry (e.g., whitewashed wood storage boxes, aluminum storage bins, etc.) makes it feel like less of a closet and more like an important aspect of your home, which will ultimately help you maintain its order better.

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Sliding pocket doors provide easy expanded pantry access while still allowing the entire thing to “disappear” when the doors close.

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Adjustable wire shelving looks consistent and organized (and, thus, aesthetically pleasing) but also provides infinite organizational opportunities because of its adjustable characteristics.

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Pretty wallpaper provides the perfect backdrop behind brightly colored pantry food storage items – a unified look amidst otherwise unconnected items.

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A successful pantry doesn’t have to be its own room. Clever and strategic use of metal shelving and coordinated bins make this wall pantry both aesthetic and inarguably functional.

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A pantry camouflaged behind faux cabinet-faced doors makes the pantry both pleasantly accessible and hidden away. A secret room for your breakfast cereal is never a bad thing, right?

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Chalkboard food labels look fantastic, they’re reusable, and they let you know exactly what you’re reaching for. That’s a triple-win.

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Smaller cubby spaces create intuitive storage slots for often-used items without crowding the objects or piling them up into awkward-to-retrieve mounds.{found on jamesyochum}.

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Easily add a chalkboard component to your kitchen pantry doors to help you keep track of what needs to be restocked or for messages and fun notes between family members.

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When all else fails, organize your pantry by color in a rainbow pattern. Instantly attractive, plus you’ll find any expired cans of food that need to be tossed in the process.