The size of your pantry design will depend on your household's eating habits and meal behaviors:
- For busy single who snacks on the run: allow plenty of space for cans, instant packet mixes and sandwich spreads in your pantry design.
- For family of health conscious people of different ages: right height of the shelves for large size packs of cereals and so on is very important in overall pantry design.
- For traditional baking type of mother or farther: allow enough space for bags of flour and sugar with all the daily essentials.
Walk-in Pantry Design
Walk-in pantry or pantry closet is a space for pantries in many homes. Some walk-in pantry designs are big enough to step into. Pantry closets may also refer to free-standing units/cabinets such as a metal pantry cabinet. You can convert a coat closet into a pantry if the closet is near the kitchen. You have the advantage of listing a pantry as a feature if you decide to resale your house .
Corner Pantry Design
Corner pantry design is a kitchen layout arrangement that locates a closet in the corner of the kitchen design. The minimum for a corner pantry design to work is four foot of wall space; this will allow for a 24" door. You can install 24" deep cabinets next to a corner pantry design.
Do not use deep shelves to maximize space - it is hard to find the contents! A mix of 9" - 12" - or 18" deep shelving should be used:
- 9" shelf depth is the optimum depth for most food package sizes for efficient use of space (1-2 items deep).
- 12" depth is still necessary for pantry items of that depth.
- 18" depth is ideal for small appliances and bulky items.
- Shelving height set at 6 1/2" - 7" apart will take in many canned goods.
- Setting heights at 10" - 12 1/2" apart will take in the next group of containers.