Since I pretty much have "kitchen on the brain" right now
I thought a post about the pantry
might be in order
This is a
closet to pantry conversion
that I did a while ago
It's pretty simple but got the job done really well
Our new kitchen in Ojai will have most of these elements
with overflow ending up in the adjacent mudroom
I loved the fact that all of the cookbooks fit in here too...I have way too many cookbooks
Sometimes pantry storage can be overlooked but a great pantry
really makes for a great kitchen
One of my favorite items from the container store are these little canvas storage bins
They cost about 6 dollars and can be used for everything!
I was lucky to have a second pull out pantry
for items that were used almost daily
These are really handy and
take up very little space.
Many companies make these in all different configurations
to fit your design needs
I think every kitchen need a dedicated spice drawer if possible
And some additional hidden storage for cooking essentials
like salt and pepper, oil and marinades,
fresh bread and snacks etc
A favorite site to see other pantries is a cooking site/blog
She does a weekly series called
"Other Peoples Pantries"
it is such a kick to see what other people think they need,
store, use and horde in their kitchens
You can enter your own pantry photos too!
Ironically one of the most downloaded photos on Houzz is a pantry
A mere 47,500 people have added that pantry
to their idea books
how is that for the perfect pantry!
take a peek here
have a great weekend
and could ya please pass the jelley