What could once be arguably the most overlooked room in the house has had a resurgence in popularity in recent years. The Pantry or Butler’s Pantry used to be a place to store non-perishable food items and maybe an odd small appliance or unused set of dishes. Today, the pantry has become a focal point in our home and may include a wet bar, laundry facility or coffee bar. They are as chic as they are functional and integrate seamlessly into the decor of our home.
When designing your pantry, there are a number of elements to consider.
- What will the space be used for? Is it strictly storage for food items or will it be a multi-functional space?
- Do you want a walk-in pantry or one that is integrated into your cabinetry?
- Door or no door? Are you neat and organized or would you prefer to be able to close its contents away?
- How much real estate do you want your pantry to consume? You will need more space if it will also be used as a laundry or mud room.
A designer can help you to prioritize your needs and determine how much space you have to use. Below are some great examples of how to create a functional and beautiful pantry space.