Pantry Shelving

Kitchen pantry shelving is easy when you know your options.
By: Melissa Webster

Choosing the right kitchen pantry shelving is essential to having a well-organized pantry. The shelves and cabinets determine the type of accessories you can include and where everything in your pantry will be located.

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A lot depends on the size and type of pantry cabinet you have. Your options can include deep-set shelves on sliders, shallow shelves, and pullout racks and columns. The shelves are usually made of wire or wood; they can either be stationary, built into the pantry—or they can be moveable, made to rotate and stack. There are many ways to create pantry shelving that works for you to give your kitchen pantry the best functionality.

Deep-set shelves on sliders allow you to maximize the space of a small cabinet or large pantry closet. The shelves can be filled all the way to the back, and it pulls out towards you so that even the back items are easy to see and access at a glance. They give your entire pantry a streamlined look because the items are separated and tucked away, making them easy to see and locate.

For reach-in and recessed pantries, as well as walk-in pantry closets, shallow shelves are your best option by themselves or in conjunction with rollout shelves. Shallow shelves force every item front-and-center by lining them up side-by-side, ensuring nothing gets lost or forgotten.

Horizontal pullout columns and racks are great for storing spices and jars, and they make the most of tight spaces. Essentially, it's like turning shelves sideways and stacking them horizontally. These are usually adjustable to accommodate different heights and are on sliders to pull out toward you for convenience and easy access.

Pantry shelves can be built into the walls of your pantry, remaining stationary for easy storage and organization and allowing for bins, baskets, portable racks and dividers to be arranged on top of them. They can also be made to rotate and stack in layers, expanding and collapsing in on each other.

Movable shelves are great for maximizing your pantry efficiency, and they can double or triple your usable space. Wire shelves make seeing every single item much easier, and they give your pantry a modern, contemporary look. Wood has a more timeless, classic, expensive look to it. So the type of material you want your pantry shelves to be made of will have to be considered.

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