Kitchen pantries are extremely practical and maximize storage in a really great way especially if you can find an organizing system that works for you. But today we’re not going to talk about what goes on inside the pantry. What we’re interested in right now is the way in which the pantry doors hide everything and give the kitchen a clean and cohesive look. There are numerous different types of doors to choose from and even more ways in which you can customize them.
If you want to separate the pantry from the rest of the kitchen but still maintain visual connection, one idea can be to choose a pantry door with frosted glass panels which lets you see the outlines of what’s behind but blurs out the details, hiding the mess (more or less). It’s a cute idea which can work out well is you have a small kitchen or if you want to maintain an airy and transparent look throughout your home. Check out thriftydecorchick for more inspiration.
Barn doors and kitchen pantries go hand in hand and it’s not just the sliding doors that look cool but also these double doors that create a farmhouse vintage vibe yet maintain the decor simple and familiar. The idea comes from designingvibes so that’s where you can also find more details regarding how you can build such lovely pantry doors yourself.
Another option is a screen door. You can build one from scratch using lumber or you can repurpose and redesign an existing old door. The screen section in this version of the project featured on domesticimperfection only makes up around half of the door because a door that’s all screen in this size wouldn’t really be sturdy enough. Still, it looks great and gives the pantry a charming traditional look.
Since pantry doors are usually small, their designs need to be special in order to stand out. That’s why this antique door actually looks pretty amazing here. You can even add something like this to a modern or a contemporary kitchen and it would still look great. Check out all the details related to this particular project on slightlycoastal.
Sliding barn doors are gorgeous and perfectly suited for kitchen pantries. They’re space-saving and they look very charming plus they’re easy to build from scratch, sliding mechanism included. For the door itself you need a large piece of plywood and nine wooden boards and for the mechanism you can use a barn door hardware kit. Paint the door to give it character.
As practical as the space inside the kitchen pantry is, it’s always good to maximize it even more and a great way to do that is by attaching shelves to the inside of the pantry door. You can built a small unit with several shallow shelves just deep enough to hold your spices. It wouldn’t weigh a lot and it would let you organize your spices in a very nice manner and without worrying you’re wasting space. Check out the details of this project on shanty-2-chic.
You don’t necessarily have to get a new door or to craft one from scratch if you want to change the look of your kitchen pantry. A possibility is to use your existing door (or to get a very basic one from a local store) and to give it a makeover. A cool idea could be to end up with a beautiful wood-planked pantry door like the one featured on thewoodgraincottage.
Another very cool design idea comes from littleslifeandlaughter. This farmhouse-style pantry door definitely looks very beautiful form the outside, especially with that finish and that hardware. But there’s more to it than just that. It’s actually a sort of Dutch door which means you can open up the top half or the bottom half independently. Further more, there’s a spice rack on the inside of the top door section.
Another cool way to make a kitchen pantry stand out is to decorate the door in an eye-catching and also practical way. A really great idea is to paint a blackboard on it. That way you can write the menu on the door, write down notes or recipes or grocery lists or even just draw something cute or inspiring. On craft-o-maniac you can find details about how to customize such a door.
If you want to maximize the storage capacity of your kitchen pantry you can install shelves on the interior of the door. You can add these at any time and use them to store and to organize small things such as spices, small jars or certain utensils. you can opt for individual shelves or for multi-shelf storage systems. Either way, there are numerous different designs and options to choose from, each with their own particular set of advantages. Check out the details on robbygurlscreations.