The pantry and the kitchen work together to bring the magic of food to your table! A dose of creativity can add some spice to your meals and the space where you create them. With these practical and trendy suggestions, you can create a space that does more than just store your cooking staples; it can spark your imagination too!
Revitalize your pantry space with new paint
Chances are, you already have a pantry or a space that serves as a pantry. Bringing it to life is fairly easy with some inexpensive supplies from the hardware store. Paint the wall behind the shelves with creative colors. Many people agree that shades of blue, red and yellow make them feel creative. Just be cautious of unusual shades that might affect resell value.
Reorganize with trendy, practical containers
A lot of us can identify with organization problems. Staple ingredients come in hard-to-store bags and containers. Over time, things pile up, and it gets hard to see at a glance what’s in there. Forget finding it when you’ve got flour on your hands!
For those of us who are not naturally good at organizing, there are many wonderful tools that can help. Most home stores sell practical containers that stack, come on wheels, are transparent for easy viewing and come in any shape you want. But if you’re trying to revive your pantry, you’re probably looking for more than just practical.
Practical and trendy containers are available everywhere. Most stores, including online, carry a wide variety of stylish containers. It’s just a matter of knowing what you like. And don’t forget to check the dimensions before you buy!
Ideas for trendy, practical storage:
- Wooden crates and barrels
- Storage cubes
- Glass jars
- Rolling bins
- Stacking bins
- Printed tins
- Lazy Susans
- Hooks for hanging items
Imagine what you would like your perfect pantry to look like and have some fun shopping around. There are hundreds of affordable options out there just waiting for you to find them.
Repurpose an old space into a new pantry
Maybe your problem isn’t about aesthetics, paint color, and bins. The problem might be that you don’t even have a pantry! It’s tough to keep everything organized when there’s no place to put stuff.
Knocking down a wall to add a pantry might not be a good option for you. That doesn’t mean you can’t have one! Consider the rest of your house, not just the kitchen or the rooms near it. Is there a space that you could repurpose into a pantry?
Spaces to repurpose into a pantry:
- Linen closet
- Stairway closet
- Coat closet
- A wall or corner in the kitchen or dining area
If you’re worried about the distance to the kitchen, you could get a cart for wheeling ingredients back and forth. Store the things you use most often in kitchen cabinets. Keep smaller containers of staples in the kitchen and refill them from the pantry when needed.
Reduce clutter with space savers
There may not be a space to repurpose into a pantry. Don’t let that stop you! There are dozens of ways to save space and still keep clutter down.
How to make the most out of no pantry space:
- Add more built-in cabinets
- Repurpose a bookshelf or filing cabinet
- Use shelves to create a pantry wall
- Install hooks on the wall or above the stove for pots and pans
- Use hooks for hanging mugs to free up more cabinet space
- Create a rolling pantry cart (yes please!)
- Hang spice holders inside cabinet doors
- Get a door rack for pots and their lids
Remodel your kitchen
Depending on how old your home is, the kitchen and pantry might be pretty dated. There are a lot of old homes in New Mexico, and especially in Albuquerque. It may be time to hire a professional to go all Fixer Upper in your kitchen.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to knock down walls unless you want to. Every kitchen is a little different. Maybe yours just needs new floors or an updated backsplash. The scale of the project depends on what you want and need in your kitchen space.
Some popular kitchen remodeling projects are:
- Backsplash installation
- Lighting upgrades
- Flooring installation
- Cabinet replacement
- Countertop installation
- Vent hood installation
- Pantry upgrades
This is the perfect time to add a pantry or update the one you already have. Have your professional remodeling team open up a wall to make room for the pantry of your dreams. Put up shelving that makes sense for your needs. Get a hanging pot rack for above your island. Your imagination is the only limit.
It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. If that’s true, then it should be a place you love to be. A well thought out pantry helps the kitchen be your happy place by keeping cooking supplies and clutter out of the way.
Get your free kitchen remodel estimate today.