Perfect Pantries

Pantries are more relevant now than ever before as the need for compact, coherent storage space where all dry goods can go (and fit!) is necessary to keep today’s often open plan kitchens clutter free. But what is the best pantry solution for your home and how do you make a pantry effectively work in your space? We’ve got all the answers.

What is the best location for a pantry?

Typically, a pantry will be in the same finish as the rest of the kitchen, so it can be disguised in a run of cabinetry and may contain spice or bottle racks in the doors, open vegetable racks, wine storage or deep drawers for dry goods. With a pantry you can usually see everything in one go – deep drawers that hold a huge amount help facilitate this, as you can view everything from above.

When creating a pantry from scratch, how much space do you need? 

If you chose a bespoke kitchen design, the pantry can be tailored to fit the space you have available and the style of your kitchen. The Roundhouse Fulham pantry is a capacious example, with tons of internal storage including drawers deep enough to accommodate cereal packets and pocket doors lined with narrow shelving for bottles and spices, eliminating the need for kitchenalia to be on show and making it easy to locate everything in one place.

If a pantry is connected to a kitchen, should you keep the same style throughout?

If you have the luxury of space, a walk-in pantry, connected to the kitchen is the ultimate storage solution. If the pantry is visible through glazed doors, then it is crucial that the interior design matches that of the kitchen. A fridge freezer can be accommodated in there too – a solution very desirable if your kitchen is part of your main living space.

Storage is essential in a pantry. What should you consider when planning storage? 

The art of designing a kitchen is to make it as clutter-free as possible to enhance the space. It’s important to utilise every inch so you’ll need to consider what you have to store; everything from the toaster to a coffee machine and a food mixer to dry food storage, the list should be comprehensive. Open shelving is definitely a current trend – walls of shelving dividing spaces or mixed in with concealed storage to enable curated collections to be displayed with the nitty gritty working items cleverly tucked away. Pocket doors that slide and pivot out of sight are a great solution for storage, particularly in tight spaces. The ultimate luxury storage is a walk-in larder.

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