People don’t usually consider having a pantry in their kitchen. Even though families nowadays have more equipment and kitchenware than ever before, homeowners usually settle for cabinets and cupboards to store all of these things. You should know though, it wasn’t always like this. Old kitchens were never complete without a large kitchen closet or a kitchen pantry.
Adding a kitchen pantry to your kitchen is simply a wonderful idea. For one thing, adding a kitchen pantry’s one of those things that can highly increase your home’s value if you ever decide to sell it. For another, a kitchen pantry can boost the functionality and the convenience of your kitchen like no other.
There are many designs and styles when it comes to kitchen pantries, but the first thing you should do is to assess your requirements before making a purchase. Do you need more storage space in your kitchen? Or would you prefer an extra work space? There are two kinds of kitchen pantries; those designed for storage purposes and those designed for functionality purposes.
Kitchen cabinets tend to get incredibly messy and cluttered with all these appliances and spice jars. A kitchen closet can be great for storing rarely used appliances, brooms, mobs, and even root vegetables like potatoes and onions. This will leave your kitchen looking neat and organized at all times. Also, with the right pantry style, you can enhance the beauty of your kitchen as well.
Alternatively, you can go for a functional pantry where you can add an extra sink and an extra garbage disposal area. This kind of pantries need a little bit of planning first though, because you need to think about what you truly need in your kitchen. You might want to add a baking zone where everything from countertops to shelves are merely designed for baking purposes.
Butcher block countertops are one of the best countertop types you can use for baking. Also, you can place the flour, corn starch, yeast and baking powder in the pantry’s shelves. That way, you can have everything within your reach during the preparation of all the delicious meals in the world. Finally, you could complete the look by adding a table top oven to your kitchen pantry.