The Basics of Custom Pantry Planning

July 9, 2020

Having a neat and organized kitchen pantry makes your daily life a whole lot easier. You’ll notice that it’s easy to clean cupboards and surfaces if they’re accessible and free from clutter. At times, you might even be motivated to cook and experiment with your dishes more since all your ingredients and cooking equipment are organized. In today’s post, the leader in pantry and custom garage cabinets, Innovative Spaces, discusses the best practices in pantry planning.

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The Best Practices

Have Accessible Top Shelves. Having a top shelf would be a waste of space, time, and resources if they’re inaccessible. If you have enough space, you can add a sliding ladder rail so that top-shelf items can easily be accessed. If you have limited space, you can opt to have a small step ladder nearby so you can access the top shelf. It’s also good practice to put ingredients or items that you always use in lower shelves or cabinets since they are easier to access.

Have an Ample Amount of Electrical Outlets. If you use a lot of electrical appliances in your kitchen or pantry such as blenders, microwaves, electric grills, or ovens, you’ll need to have an ample amount of electrical outlets for them to be plugged in. If you don’t have enough electrical outlets, you can temporarily keep appliances that you don’t use as much, such as coffee grinders or broilers. Make sure you contact your local floor coatings and storage expert if you need help creating extra space for these appliances.

Focus on Aesthetic and Function. While the looks of your pantry are important, you should also focus on how well it functions. Does it store all your kitchenware and appliances well? Do big appliances such as ovens and vents blend well with the overall pantry design? Does the pantry have great flow from the counter all the way to the kitchen? Questions like these matter in creating the perfect pantry.

Things to Avoid

Overstuffing Your Pantry. Don’t store too much stuff that you do not need as this will make your pantry appear cluttered and disorganized. This will make it difficult for you to get things that you actually need as well.

Poor Lighting. One of the worst things a homeowner can do is have poor lighting in their home. Not only does this make it difficult for you to move around, but it is also dangerous since this may be the cause of accidents in the household.

Avoid Humidity. Building a pantry in a place like a basement isn’t generally a good idea since it has high humidity. This will shorten your food’s shelf life and be the cause of mold growth. Consider adding a dehumidifier to help reduce the air humidity in the area.

 Do you require the services of a garage renovations expert? Trust in Innovative Spaces! We offer custom cabinetry and storage systems for closets, garages, home offices, pantries, and more! Our commitment is to enhance the quality of your life as well as the value of your home. Call us at (574) 217-0469 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation!

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