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Types of Kitchen Pantries [How to Choose The Best Kitchen Storage]

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

What type of storage is best for my kitchen, a built-in cabinet or walk-in pantry? 

Pantries provide much-needed food storage in your kitchen. While we're seeing a trend towards integrating cabinetry pantries, many home buyers are still requesting wall and walk-in corner pantries.

Here are some examples of home plans with a walk-in pantry:



Pantry Placement:

Your kitchen design should maximize storage space -- in places that make the most sense.  See photos of 5 kitchen pantry locations, below.

Popular kitchen pantry positions include:

1. Corner Pantry: why everyone should consider a corner pantry

Corner pantries provide a large amount of space without interrupting the flow of an open kitchen. The corner pantry location in this kitchen makes it an integral part of the "work triangle."

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2. Wall Pantry: when a wall pantry is most helpful

This double door pantry is wide but not deep -- perfect for those who love linear organization in the kitchen. The pantry is located beside the refrigerator, in a grab-and-go location.

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3. Built-in Cabinet Pantry: where to place a pantry cabinet

Cupboard pantries are designed to blend into your kitchen cabinets. This kitchen features a built-in pantry cabinet beside the refrigerator.

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4. Butler's Pantry: when you need a second pantry

Looking ways to supplement your kitchen storage? Consider adding a second pantry.

Butler's pantries -- often located between the kitchen and dining room or down a hallway -- are great for storing less-used items such as holiday dishware and accents, formal china, over-sized party trays, and secondary dish and glass sets.

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5. Hidden Pantry: how to hide your pantry around the corner

There is no pantry built into this small island kitchen. Instead, the pantry is hidden away, around the corner.

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Don't be afraid to buck the kitchen design trend! Consider placing your pantry in a nearby location, rather than the center of your kitchen.  Nearby is usually more convenient, but when the layout requires, the pantry can even be in another room.

In this California style floor plan, the kitchen pantry is located past the breakfast nook -- between the mud room and garage entrance.

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Which should I choose first: appliance layout or pantry location?

As a general guideline, we recommend that home buyers:

  • Prioritize kitchen elements that are most important: a large island? Cooking gear, from a 6-burner gas range to double ovens? An open concept layout?
  • Choose favorite kitchen floor plan layouts that incorporate those elements

Generally, it is easier to add pantry storage -- rather than cabinets or appliances -- to a kitchen layout you love. Pantry locations are more flexible, and can fit into hallways, under staircases, or inside dining rooms.

Tell us what kitchen design elements matter most, and we'll help you find and build your new custom home.


 

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Five Most Popular Walk In Pantry Kitchen Designs

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 14:11 PM

Walk In Pantry Kitchen Designs

Ideas and Pictures for Custom Kitchens with a Walk In Pantry

Just because it's not in a corner doesn't mean it can't offer all the storage you need! Here are five popular ideas from Raleigh custom home builder Stanton Homes, with video tours and photos.

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

 

Walk In Pantry Kitchen Design Idea #1 - Hallway

Take advantage of an available hallway, and add an extended depth, extra wide pantry.

Click here for Video Tour of "The Cove" Custom Floor Plan

 

 

 

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

The pantry is within easy reach of the ktichen, but this layout offers seemingly endless counter space within the kitchen itself. 

 

Click here for full floor plan of "The Cove".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Pantry Kitchen Design Idea #2:  Large Wall Pantry with "U" Shelving

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

It's all behind the scenes for this huge wall pantry. 

An oversized walk in pantry is tucked between countertops and the laundry room. 

Inside, find wrap around shelving with plenty of room for everything.

Click here for video tour of "The Mastrosimone".

 

 

 

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

The hidden pantry doesn't detract from the open "L" shaped eating bar/island.

Click here for full floor plan of "The Mastrosimone

The Coventry offers a very similar pantry style, in a slightly smaller home (2807 sq ft, Main Floor Master).

 

 

 

Wall Pantry Design Idea #3 - Hidden Room

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

This kitchen and pantry layout packs tons of functionality into a budget-impressive room.

The "hidden" walk in pantry is located between the Garage and The Dining Room - and offers tremendous storage.

Click here for Video Tour of "The Linda" Custom Floor Plan

 

 

 

 

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

The pantry door blends perfectly with the arched opening to the Formal Dining Room.

 

Click here to see how the Linda was custom designed.

 

 

 

Walk In Pantry Design Idea #4 - Under the StairsRaleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

An "under the stairs" location can allow the architect to really maximize the pantry space - in some cases creating a walk in pantry that's six to eight feet deep. 

Check out the video tour of "The Lowery" to see how this walk in pantry blends seamlessly.

 

 

 

 

 

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

 

Notice the pantry next to the arched entrance to the Formal Dining Room, and the angled door to the Laundry Room.

Click here to see the Lowery custom floor plan.

 

 

 

 

Walk In Pantry Idea #5 - Convert the Laundry Room

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry Ideas

For this home, a standard pantry just wouldn't do.

The Laundry Room was originally next to the Kitchen.  We designed a "Home Hub", moved the appliances there, and converted the entire former Laundry Room into a huge walk in pantry.


See Carwile video tour here.

 

 

 

 

Raleigh Custom Home Builders | Kitchen Pantry IdeasThis gorgeous kitchen is ready for anything - with a pantry that can handle it all.

Click here to see Carwile floor plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us how much space you need, and we’ll design a walk in pantry for your kitchen that fits your lifestyle.

Can't find a walk in pantry plan you like?  Let us know, and we’ll email you more ideas, gathered from tens of thousands of plans to match your specifications. You can also work with our design team to create a brand new plan with everything just the way you want it. Request more floor plan ideas here. 

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*All Floor Plans Copyright Architect.  Photos Copyright Stanton Homes.  All rights reserved.

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Top 5 Corner Pantry Floor Plans with Pictures | Raleigh Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 @ 15:11 PM

Top 5 Corner Pantry Kitchen Designs

Ideas and Pictures for Corner Pantry Kitchen Floor Plans

Tuck it in the corner, where there’s lots of space to sort and stack. Corner pantries provide tons of storage for everything you want to put away. Here are five popular ideas from Raleigh custom home builder Stanton Homes, with video tours and photos.

Top 5 Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

 

Corner Pantry Design Idea #1 - Front of Kitchen

This corner pantry provides a tremendous amount of space without interrupting the flow of an open kitchen.

Click here for Video Tour of "The Penelope" Custom Floor Plan

 

 

 

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design IdeasThe kitchen has a natural flow and tons of counter space. The pantry is not visible from the front door.

Click here for full floor plan of "The Penelope".

 

 

 

 

Corner Pantry Design Idea #2:  Centered and Steady

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

A centered corner pantry adds a sense of balance to the kitchen.

As seen here, its central location makes it an integral part of the work triangle.


 

Click here for video tour of "The Dugan".

 

 

 

 

 

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

The pantry has a place of importance in the symmetrical kitchen.

Click here for full floor plan of "The Dugan"

 

 

 

 

Corner Pantry Design Idea #3 - Side Corner

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

This oversized corner pantry lines up nicely with the angled island.

With plenty of space for stocking up, the corner pantry is designed for organization.

 

Click here for Video Tour of "The Kelley" Custom Floor Plan

 

 

 

 

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

The pantry is a great compliment to a wall of countertops and tons of upper cabinets for even more storage.

Natural light through the window over the sink adds the final touch to this beautiful kitchen!

 

Click here to see the "Kelley" custom home floor plan.

 

 

 

 Corner Pantry Design Idea #4 - Maximize a Small SpaceCorner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

Where space is at a premium, such as in smaller one story homes, corner pantries can offer good storage opportunities.

In addition to utilizing interior space, this corner pantry helps create a nice separation of work areas in the kitchen.

Click here for video tour of One Story Home - Sherri.

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

 

This kitchen is bright and open, inviting interaction with the Great Room beyond.

Click here for Sherri floor plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corner Pantry Idea #5 - Oversized Kitchen

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

In this custom home, the Breakfast Room and Kitchen were combined to create a massive, entertainment-focused kitchen with island.

A large corner pantry was added at one end of the room, as a spacious place to store supplies for culinary artistry.

See Worthington video tour here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design IdeasThe corner pantry can be angled, or squared off as seen here.

Click here to see Worthington floor plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us how much space you need, and we’ll design a corner pantry for your kitchen that fits your lifestyle.

Can't find a corner pantry plan you like?  Let us know, and we’ll email you more ideas, gathered from tens of thousands of plans to match your specifications. You can also work with our design team to create a brand new plan with everything just the way you want it. Request more floor plan ideas here. 

 

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Love a plan, hate the kitchen layout? Our professional design team will work with you to get things just where you want them.

See how the Linda kitchen floor plan was transformed.



*All Floor Plans Copyright Architect.  Photos Copyright Stanton Homes.  All rights reserved.

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