Though it may seem simple at first glance, planning for your home’s pantry during a kitchen remodeling project is actually a task that takes a considerable amount of planning to complete. Otherwise, you may find yourself with a pantry that’s either difficult to access or runs out of storage space pretty quickly. With that in mind, it’s highly recommended that you think about the important dos and don’ts of pantry planning, such as:
Do: Use Doors That Open Outwards
As much as possible, capitalize on the space that’s available on your kitchen pantry and one of the best ways you can do that is by installing doors that open outwards instead of back. By doing so, you can avoid tricky navigation and you’ll be eliminating the storage limits of your pantry.
Don’t: Stick to Poor Lighting
While you may only store your food there, proper lighting is still important for your pantry in order to see all your items. Therefore, when choosing a lightbulb for the pantry, pick one that is not only energy efficient but functional as well. Alternatively, you can also consider installing a skylight on its ceiling.
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Do: Add Electrical Outlets
It might sound ridiculous to add electrical outlets to a kitchen pantry but it’s still best that you install them during the remodeling project. That way, you can not only charge your phones there instead of the kitchen bench but you can also add and use a variety of appliances in the pantry such as a mini-fridge for your drinks, a coffee machine, or even a can opener to save space on your kitchen counters.
Don’t: Install Only Shelves
Shelves are a classic method of storing food in your pantry but nowadays, experts recommend that you mix it up. Apart from shelving, homeowners should also consider other storage methods such as plate racks, wine racks, lazy Susan’s, drawers, and containers when planning their pantry to maximize their storage space.
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