Pantry design - top tips!

Built-in, butler's, walk-in, freestanding, or a combination -- storage is never in short supply when a well-designed kitchen pantry is just steps away. A pantry optimizes your kitchen layout by consolidating everything in one handy location. Keep food items organized and on-hand with the perfect kitchen pantry design ideas for your home

Pantries come in three basic configurations: reach-in, pull-out, and walk-in. All have advantages and drawbacks. 

The reach-in pantry is the usually the most convenient, the pull-out pantry the least convenient, but a must for small kitchens with no wall space to spare. The walk-in pantry holds the most, but since it is often removed from centers of kitchen activity, it is best used as a remote, second pantry. 

A kitchen can have two, even three pantries. One near pantry that holds small quantities of supplies most often used, and one or more remote pantries that hold bulk supplies and large quantities. The near pantry is re-supplied from the remote pantry periodically as consumables are used up. This can be a multi-step process as the middle pantry is restocked every month and the near pantry is restocked weekly from the middle pantry. 

As important to convenience, functionality and efficiency as the careful design of a pantry is its location in relation to the other elements in the kitchen. A well-designed pantry put in the wrong place impairs the efficiency of the cook. 

Ideally, a near pantry should be placed within a few steps of the area where food is prepared. The general rules is not more than 48", although this dimension is somewhat flexible. 

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