A pantry is a cabinet specifically designed or used to store food. Storing food in a kitchen is often an overlooked detail that is critically important to effective kitchen design. It is great to have all of one’s dishes and cutlery neatly organized in cabinets and drawers. However, the storage of dried goods, canned goods, spices and condiments is fundamental to the purpose of a kitchen: cooking. To increase food storage space in a kitchen, there are a wide variety of pantry designs. Additional pieces can be purchased and added without them requiring permanent installation.
The term pantry can actually be applied to any type of cabinet in which food is stored as it is used more in reference to the function rather than the appearance. With that said, cabinets that are described as pantries will typically be taller than normal base cabinets. They will include a varying number of shelves, but most pantries may include additional gadgetry to increase their usability such as lazy Susan’s or internal drawers. If one finds that their current cabinetry does not provide enough food storage and the remaining kitchen space is quite limited, then it is best to consider a pantry specifically designed for your kitchen. Corner placement can be ideal as this is a space in most rooms that is often wasted.
This free-standing shaker style pantry is a perfect size for any kitchen for extra storage space. Check out the photos to see how much you can actually fit into this relatively small pantry.