Stock the Pantry Design Possibilities

A beautiful, functional pantry requires careful planning.
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Pantries have been a popular way to store food and cooking and serving utensils for a long time. Originally used to store extra food through the winter, they can be extra cabinets or an extra room off the kitchen, depending on space and budgetary considerations.

Under-Counter Kitchen Pantry

Under-Counter Kitchen Pantry

Pullout-drawer pantries are a great place to store dry goods.

Pullout-drawer pantries are a great place to store dry goods.

  • The most popular pantry is about the size of a refrigerator.
  • Elaborate pantries might include a sink, a small refrigerator, a warming drawer or a microwave.
  • The butler's pantry borrows its architecture and sense of formality from the dining room.
  • The most popular pantry is a 24-inch deep cabinet with pullout drawers for storage of dry goods.
  • Another style of pantry is actually an extra room off the kitchen with floor to ceiling open shelving.
  • Modern pantries are becoming more elaborate, often having beautiful cabinetry and extra appliances, like a microwave, refrigerator and wine cooler.
  • A butler's pantry is different from a kitchen pantry. Located off the dining room, it is used for storage of china and serving pieces, as well as a preparation area to service the dining room.
  • Since it is visible from the dining room, a butler's pantry is more formal than a kitchen pantry. Its style and features often match those of the dining room. Columns, beveled glass cabinets, crown molding and beautiful sinks and countertops might be used.
  • A functional and beautiful pantry requires careful planning, with consideration of specific storage needs and entertaining lifestyle.
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