How To Create The Perfect Pantry
A pantry is a useful addition to any kitchen as it allows everything to be in one convenient location. It is easy to keep food organised and easily accessible and there are various ways to add one to your home
Pantries come in three basic configurations, reach-in, pull-out, and walk-in and each one has its have advantages and disadvantages.
Reach In Pantry
The reach-in pantry is the usually the most convenient and simplest to access although may not hold as much as the other pantry types.
Pull out Pantry
The pull-out pantry is ideal for small kitchens with no wall space to spare, however not as convenient as the reach in pantry.
Walk In Pantry
The walk-in pantry will hold the most, although it is not in the kitchen itself, For this reason it may not be as convenient as the other two.
A kitchen can have two, even three pantries. A pantry in the kitchen, usually a reach in or pull out pantry may hold smaller quantities of supplies most often used, and is often supplemented by a remote pantry that holds bulk supplies and large quantities. The smaller central kitchen pantry is re-supplied from the remote pantry periodically as consumables are used up.
It is important to think carefully when adding a reach in or pull out pantry in the kitchen so that the supplies are easily accessible when cooking.
Ideally, a near pantry should be placed within a few steps of the area where food is prepared. The general rules is not more than 48", although this dimension is somewhat flexible.
A walk in pantry is a useful addition, as it easily accessible and all items can be stored on shelves and obtained with ease.
If possible the walk in pantry should be directly off the kitchen, and here size really does matter, as the biggest pantry you can fit in will be such a useful addition.
When kitting out a walk in pantry, it need not be a huge expense, simple shelves work very well, and you could also add various baskets, for fruit and vegetables.
If you don't have the luxury of a separate room for your pantry, it could also double up as a utility room or a boot room.