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Storage. Design. Efficiency. Three keywords and the formula to a fabulous Kitchen Pantry that needs to be learnt and applied by everyone who owns a home.  Although not everyone has the same size, area, and stock inside their pantries, to be efficient and visually pleasing at the same time is a must for all homeowners. 

No matter the style, your kitchen layout should be optimized to consolidate everything in a single handy location. Keep your food items organized and safe from factors that might spoil them quicker, like direct sunlight and hot temperatures.

In this article, we’ll be listing out inline kitchen pantry design ideas that can work out well for any style and any home. 


Spacious Pantry

First on this list is a common type of kitchen party that’s used in houses that have a lot of space available. A spacious pantry is designed to keep the small non-perishable food, small and large appliances, and tableware.

Aside from the usual pieces in a pantry, the spacious pantry often leaves additional spaces in between shelves to occupy a room. They also have shelves up high where the less used appliances, cookbooks, and non-perishable ingredients are kept; usually, a stepladder is used to access these.


Pantry Zones

A walk-in pantry with open shelves is the standard type of pantry that most houses utilize, but this is much more efficient when organized into zones. No matter the size of the pantry, organizing the breakfast food, snacks, beverages, non-perishable ingredients, toiletries, small appliances, and other objects into sections helps out a lot.

Use labels and color coding and categories so that everyone in the household knows where to find things, grab things, and return them when they’re done.


Reach-In Pantry

This is a general concept wherein all your kitchen needs are organized through shelves that can easily be reached. This design allows easy access and safe storage of non-perishable food, appliances, and tableware.

This design is a shallow and angular pantry concept that provides easy viewing of food items and helps small items stay organized than be lost among larger things and appliances.

Often the more commonly used appliances and ingredients are stored in lower levels (preferably eye level), and the less used ones are kept higher up.


Minimalist Pantry

A minimalist pantry is one that is often used by households and kitchens that do not have as much space as the usual pantry. These are often crowded cabinets and shelves that are compact and very easy to reach within the kitchen.

Although the items inside the pantry are still organized, most often the problem that comes as a trade-off for the less used space is that if there are people who aren’t used to the panty, the small size will throw them off and it will be harder for them to find things.


Vertical Pantry

A vertical pantry is probably one of the more unique ideas in this list as a lot of people prefer to keep their non-perishable food, appliances, and tableware within eye-level. Still, some people who want to save space can utilize this concept.

A tall vertical cabinet attached to the wall is often used for standing pantries, and the items are still usually categorized and organized by how commonly they are used with the more common ones at a lower level. Overall, if you want to save space and you are perfectly fine with using ladders, then this is a concept you should consider.


Centralized Kitchen

Most pantries are separated from the kitchen, but this concept utilizes a centralized design. Although most people want to separate their pantries from the kitchen and as a result, they lean towards a walk-in pantry room, 

it’s much more convenient and efficient for those that have only a few items in their pantry to keep it closer to the kitchen.

The pantry utilizes cabinets and shelves that are placed within the kitchen and often located beside the refrigerator and other commonly used appliances. This is easier for the elderly and those who have trouble walking over another room to grab flour.