Functional walk-in pantry ideas to help you design the kitchen of your dreams. A walk-in pantry was a necessity in our kitchen design from the beginning of our home building plans.
Keeping a collection of pictures or ideas can help bring your ideal pantry to life. Luckily, I shared my ideas with Troy at Foxwood who designed this space and made my dreams of a walk-in pantry a reality. One main suggestion when building or designing is to work with people who are willing and able to help your ideas come to life. Some kitchen pantries have a discreet sliding door that blends in with the cabinet finishes.
The glass design in the doors helps to let more natural light into the pantry, making the small space feel less confined. These doors are 8 ft tall x 3 ft wide and were custom made to fit the space by Jaron at North Edge Woodshop Co. We put magnets on the top and bottom to keep the doors shut to the separate room. You will want to have fairly easy access to your cooking area and main appliances. It might be hard to have to walk to the opposite side of the kitchen every time you need an item from your pantry for prep. Also keep in mind that you want a seamless look transitioning between your pantry and your kitchen, possibly even your dining room. When planning out where to store appliances, it's a great idea to include your smaller items inside your walk-in pantry.
Moving appliances into the pantry is a great solution to free up space in your kitchen for extra storage. We put our microwave in the pantry, as well as this Elkay Water bottle filler and a pebble ice machine, my husband's must-have.
A walk-in pantry is also optimal for smaller appliances like a coffee machine, KitchenAid, wine fridge or toaster. Our pebble ice machine and water bottle filler are easily our most used appliances. The gallon glass jars are great for food storage and dry goods. I opted to use these for holding sugar, flour, beans, rice and even my husband's protein powder.
I found wire baskets to store on my lower shelves for produce that doesn't need to be refrigerated. Some of the items in there include: Top Ramen, cake mixes and other baking supplies, packaged oatmeal, etc.
And these awesome racks make storing and rotating my canned goods so much easier. Having a countertop in the walk-in pantry is an ideal spot to have an area for food prep. I love having a combination of open white shelves with the wood cabinets that include drawers. The color scheme and design is modern and neutral with bright white, natural wood and black accents.
The black finishes made the hardware pop with all of the dark accents against the light wood and white coloring. Butler's pantry - additional room in between kitchen and dining, usually used for more storage or food prep away from guests. - additional room in between kitchen and dining, usually used for more storage or food prep away from guests.
- pantry that is portable and a good option if you have a small kitchen and need more storage space. Often seen as a row of cabinets or shelving that provides extra storage without bulk or additional uprights. Find inspiration to guide you on your journey to create the perfect walk-in pantry for all of your needs.