An organized pantry doesn’t have to be boring. Be smart and snazzy by labeling shelves in your pantry. Here, DIY blogger Melaine Thompson installed simple brass label holders that she purchased on Etsy and divided items by use, such as baking.
Usually found in commercial kitchens to house everything from bulk foods to appliances, the InterMetro Kitchen Shelves from The Container Store will lend an industrial appeal to your pantry. Whether you store these steel shelves inside a closet or out, you'll have plenty of space for all your pantry staples. Each shelf supports up to 300 pounds and is adjustable.
Increase the usefulness of food storage containers by adding measuring cups for scooping out what's inside. A readily available 1/3-cup scoop takes the guesswork out of portion control for your morning bowl of oats. Hang the cups from tiny adhesive hooks.
For a family with three young children, access and durability were key kitchen design considerations for designer Vanessa DeLeon. After considering a traditional island with counter-height seating, she opted for a more manageable, easier-access arrangement: a 36"-high island with a built-in banquette and stylish, generously sized dining table by End Grain Furniture and Design featuring a reclaimed top and glass overlay.
Slide out pantry doors create ample storage that is easily tucked away to keep this kitchen organized and accessible. A stainless steel refrigerator is fixed into he cabinetry for a sleek finish. A peak at tall glass candleholders shows a feminine and decorative detail.
The existing butler's pantry in this 1980s home was divided into a new butler's pantry and this dry pantry. The dry pantry maximizes storage space off the kitchen, offering room for food and dishes alike.
If you're not a fan of plastic, give glass containers a go in the pantry. Emily of Decorchick found hers at IKEA and Walmart, then gave them an organized upgrade with vinyl adhesive labels and chalk pens.
Open pantry racks are a smart place to store canned goods, dry goods, and fruits and vegetables, while still providing greater visibility and ease of access. Installing a unit with adjustable shelves, like in this pantry, allows you to customize the shelf height to fit your storage needs.
Do you buy your spices in bulk? You might prefer hanging them for a whimsical display. Repurpose a small window treatment rod or use this
Fintorp IKEA rail and
Syrlig curtain clips to get the job done. Mount on the back of a pantry door to keep spices cool and dry.