As someone who loves to cook, garden, preserve food, raise livestock, stockpile staple ingredients, and of course, cook- having a large pantry was important to me. I checked Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter, and even started asking my homesteading friends how they set theirs up. This gorgeous laundry room / walk in pantry combo was created by an amateur, but wow does it look fantastic. Simple shelving, ikea butcher block countertops, upgraded lighting, and elegant tile flooring elevated this space and made it beautifully functional. What I love about this small walk-in kitchen pantry is how tall the shelving system is. Leaving enough space between shelves allows room for tall bottles, boxes, small appliances, and larger decanting containers.
The woman who built this pantry said that she is shorter, so the step stool is a helpful necessity. There is a ton of valuable real estate hanging out over your washer and dryer set (if they are non-stackable).
If you don’t want to spend a lot of time off the ground searching for items, use boxes like this and label them accordingly.
If your shelves are too wide, the washer door will not stay open, and that will become a huge hassle every time you do laundry. The extra tall ceiling, those blue cabinets and doors, the matching blue shelving, the matching washer and dryer set, the marble countertops and backsplash, the gold lighting fixture, the eclectic wallpaper, and that vibrant red mixer, I am simply in love. I like the idea of keeping a designated coffee station in the walk in pantry, rather than the kitchen.
Something I didn’t expect as I entered adulthood was how many small appliances I would be gifted, especially after I married. If you decant your ingredients, having a large countertop, funnels, and scoops will make the process quick and easy.
This person gets to have a black and moody pantry without sacrificing any gorgeous natural lighting.
They add a unique texture, and it’s much easier to toss a curtain in the washer than to carefully hand wash, rinse, and dry a cabinet. On the left side, there are several hanging individual containers up top and wicker baskets below. If you’re regularly swapping out appliances, it’s nice to not have to open any doors or bend down to access them.
I’m not sure if those wooden slat boxes sitting on casters are holding root vegetables or something else, but they look so good in this space. Right above them, there are two long shelves intended just for kitchen appliances, serving dishes, and cooking supplies.
Above that, there is yet another butcher block counter, with even taller kitchen appliances such as a mixer, a draft beer machine, and an industrial food processor. The shelves above the counter are filled with glass jars of pasta, flour, spices, and even more oversized pots and pans.
First, those classic large black and white tiles are what dreams are made of, and the long-vein marble countertops that effortlessly blend into a backsplash are just as unforgettable. This modern walk-in pantry is a nice blend of open shelving and closed cabinetry.
This walk-in pantry doubles as a food storage space and an outright work of art. I also have to mention that this walk-in pantry dimensions is huge, bigger than many people’s entire kitchens.
This pantry offers floor-to-ceiling cabinets, long quartz countertops, glass cupboard doors, electrical outlets, lower shelves, and even a coffee-making station on the back wall in the corner. I just know that this gorgeous butler’s pantry really keeps the main kitchen organized and clean. I can’t tell if that large oval window or the old-fashioned farmhouse sink is the star of this show, I love them equally. Even if the cupboards were bursting with supplies, they will still look clean, cohesive, and organized thanks to the overall smart design of this dedicated space.
The homeowner drilled holes for the hinges and lock, installed the hinges and doorknob, stained the wood, frosted the glass with Rustoleum frosted glass spray, and then attached the Pantry sign as a sticker. This small yet thoughtfully designed walk in pantry has a sliding door to conceal it. There is a small L-shaped countertop, thoughtful lighting, shelving, convenient baskets, and such a beautifully cohesive look in the pantry and the kitchen itself.
The light colored wood of the doors almost perfectly matches the cutting boards, boxes, and wooden lids used within the pantry.
Even when the doors are closed you can still see most of the pantry, but it still makes the space a little more separate and also more organized. A little design trick that everyone should know about is to place your big, shiny, and heavy items at the back of the pantry, so they are what you see first when you open the door.
There’s a lot going on food-wise, but none of it is overwhelming or chaotic thanks to the simple muted color scheme and thoughtful placement. Another perk of using glass jars is that they make it easier for you to remember what you have, so you won’t forget or oversee those key ingredients.
If you don’t plan to keep a large stockpile of canned goods, this rack is a smart solution to easily see the foods you have available and quickly access what you want.
If you can make a uniform look at the base of your pantry, it’s okay if things get a little unruly or disorganized.
I love how this homeowner made functional items look decorative, like that beautiful tricolor pitcher and the gorgeous glassware sitting above it. These small little details make a huge difference and keep the space feeling neat and polished.
I love the idea of having a dishwasher here because it give you more space in the kitchen, and keeps the noise levels to a minimum. Breakables, such as glass jars, cups, dishes, glassware, her mixer, and coffee maker (which can get messy in little hands) are up higher.
Conversely, if you have back pain or limited mobility, it’s totally okay to keep your heavy items within reach, or out permanently on a pantry counter.