Pantry Ideas: Dreamy Kitchen Pantries

If pantry porn was a thing, these would be the pantries to lust over...

One of the biggest 2020 kitchen trends is pantry organisation — and there are countless styles and designs to choose from.

Kitchen pantries are mostly used purely for storing food and drink and sometimes crockery and kitchen appliances, but for homes that don’t have space for a laundry room, the pantry also often doubles up as a more functional utility room, with space for washing machines, linens and even household cleaning supplies. In other words, pantries are extremely useful spaces.

To make the most of your kitchen pantry, opt for floor-to-ceiling storage. Open shelves let you see exactly what you have at a glance. A slightly raised floor creates separation for walk-in pantries, while still being able to see what there is.

Having pantry doors is arguably more space-efficient as you can use the inside of the doors to store oils, herbs and spices. You could disguise the pantry by making the doors look like the rest of the kitchen cabinetry, thus creating a secret room that’s hidden behind cupboard doors.

Sliding doors are a sleek option too, and keep pantry-chaos completely out of sight, while Crittall-style glass doors and partitions offer people a glimpse into the pantry space – great if you’re able to keep surfaces relatively tidy. Frosted glass doors are also a great way of introducing some natural light without the shelving being visible from the rest of the kitchen.

If you transfer your food from its original packaging to glass jars and canisters, everything will instantly look more elevated. Pretty storage jars or boxes are an easy way of making the space feel pretty and organised, while pull-out drawers keep everything tucked-away so that surfaces can remain clear.

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors make the pantry more of a display area; perfect for showcasing an impressive wine collection, for example.

Designer Dina Bandman shows how wallpaper can make a pantry feel more inviting, while Blakes London has created a seriously stylish pantry space with brass accents, pretty floor tiles and Crittall accents. Plus, a ladder introduces some stylish flair to the  space while also helping you access those hard-to-reach upper items.

And pantries aren’t reserved for country kitchens alone; the poured concrete floors and minimalistic open shelving in this utilitarian-style pantry design by Design Space London would suit a more urban, industrial-style home.

From Crittall doors to sliding doors, from pretty tiles to patterned paper and from ladders to labelled jars, here are a few kitchen pantry ideas to lust over…

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