50 Pantry Ideas to Help You Organize Your Kitchen

  • 01 of 50

    Labeled Kitchen Pantry

    Labeled Kitchen Pantry
    Labeled Kitchen Pantry. Homedit

    Whether or not you have a pantry in the traditional, “small room near the kitchen” sense or your kitchen is so small that you have no designated "pantry",  you still have to store canned and packaged foods, spices, and other edibles that don’t belong in the fridge or freezer. Here are 50 pantry organization ideas to do that in an organized way, and they’ll work whether you have an old-fashioned pantry or simply use kitchen cabinets for non-perishable food storage.

    Image

    Continue to 2 of 50 below.
  • 02 of 50

    A Large All-White Kitchen Pantry

    A big kitchen pantry
    Photo / Debonair kitchens

    Finding the right kitchen organizers for each item is a good place to start.  Some foods are best stored in the containers they come in (canned vegetables, for instance.) Others can be better off transferred elsewhere. Cereals, for example, will go stale if their cardboard boxes aren’t always closed perfectly, but will last much longer in tightly closed plastic boxes. By moving foods that come in oddly shaped or soft packages, like pretzels, into sturdy containers with defined sides, you can...MORE also save space and make your pantry less messy. Just make sure to label and date foods you remove from their original bags and boxes.

    Continue to 3 of 50 below.
  • 03 of 50

    Elegant All-White Walk-in Pantry

    Elegant All White Walk-in Pantry
    http://www.tophomedesigns.com/50-awesome-kitchen-pantry-design-ideas/.

    An elegant all white pantry just for candy? Probably not relate-able, but the all white decor and clear storage jars gives a touch-of-class look. Recreate this look with glass jars for food storage or classic candy jars

    Image

    Continue to 4 of 50 below.
  • 04 of 50

    Turn a Closet into a Pantry

    Kitchen-pantry-medium.jpg
    Photo / Debonair kitchens

    Turn a closet into a pantry with shelves and patterned wallpaper.  Wallpaper allows you to really personalize your storage space. 

    Continue to 5 of 50 below.
  • 05 of 50

    Narrow, Open Shelving

    Narrow Open Shelving
    Narrow Open Shelving.

     Turn narrow, open shelving into a storage pantry. Now you can only do this if you commit to keep this area neat. That means storing items that comes in bulk and in matching containers like Pelligrino.

     

     Image

    Continue to 6 of 50 below.
  • 06 of 50

    Pull-Out Pantry Shelving

    Pull Out Pantry Drawers
    Pull Out Pantry Drawers. Homedit

    Nothing makes your pantry more user-friendly than pull-put pantry drawers. This way you can visualize the contents of a drawers without having to root around in the back. Try this Rev-A-Shelf to recreate this look. 

    Image

    Continue to 7 of 50 below.
  • 07 of 50

    Minimalist Pantry

    Declutter the pantry shelf by shelf
    Photo/ Getty

    Sure, it’s great to buy in bulk if you can, especially if you have a large family. But don’t just buy multiple boxes of whatever because it’s on sale. Unless you're positive you’re going to use 20 boxes of Saltines well into the future, don’t bring them home and take up a whole shelf with them.

    Tastes change, and you might end up with a lot of food you won’t eat after all.

    If you do buy in bulk, make sure you prepare a storage space before you bring a ton of stuff home, and have labels ready.

    Continue to 8 of 50 below.
  • 08 of 50

    Kitchen Pantry with Baskets for Storage

    Kitchen Pantry with Baskets for Storage
    Kitchen Pantry with Baskets for Storage. Homedit

    Baskets are a super useful organizing tool that are usually pretty budget-friendly too.

     Image

    Continue to 9 of 50 below.
  • 09 of 50

    Chef's Pantry with Lots of Storage

    A Chef's Pantry
    A Chef's Pantry.

    A traditional chef's pantry with plenty of storage for dry goods and and self-stable items. This look is easy to recreate with wire storage.

     Image

    Continue to 10 of 50 below.
  • 10 of 50

    Kitchen Pantry with Adjustable Wire Shelving

    Kitchen Pantry with Adjustable Wire Shelving
    Kitchen Pantry with Adjustable Wire Shelving. Homedit

    Adjustable wire shelving allows you to re-organize your shelving to match your pantry's contents.  

      Image

    Continue to 11 of 50 below.
  • 11 of 50

    Kitchen Pantry with Pretty Wallpaper

    Kitchen Pantry with Pretty Wallpaper
    Kitchen Pantry with Pretty Wallpaper. Homedit

     Adding a patterned wallpaper takes your pantry from basic to personal.

     Image

    Continue to 12 of 50 below.
  • 12 of 50

    Separate Room for Kitchen Pantry

    Separate Room for Kitchen Pantry
    Separate Room for Kitchen Pantry. Homedit

    Not practical, not practical at all for most people, but it's nice to look at: an entire room dedicated to your own kitchen pantry. 

     Image

    Continue to 13 of 50 below.
  • 13 of 50

    Canning Pantry

    Canning Pantry
    Canning Pantry. Homedit

    For the cook who also does a lot of gardening, this is an example of a very personalized pantry.

     Image

    Continue to 14 of 50 below.
  • 14 of 50

    Appliances Stored in Cubbies Inside the Pantry

    Appliances Stored in Cubbies Inside the Pantry
    Appliances Stored in Cubbies Inside the Pantry. Homedit

    If you have a large pantry, storing your appliances in the pantry will save you counter space.

      Image

    Continue to 15 of 50 below.
  • 15 of 50

    Chalkboard on the Pantry Door

    Chalkboard on the Pantry Door
    Chalkboard on the Pantry Door. Homedit

    How clever to paint the inside of a door with chalkboard paint so that you can jot down lists or meal plans?​

     Image

    Continue to 16 of 50 below.
  • 16 of 50

    Pull-out Storage in the Panrty

    Pull-out Storage in the Panrty
    Pull-out Storage in the Panrty. Homedit

     ​Storage specially designed for cans makes your pantry storage spaces functional and easy to use. 

     Image

    Continue to 17 of 50 below.
  • 17 of 50

    Slide-out Pantry Storage

    Slide Out Storage in Your Pantry
    Slide Out Storage in Your Pantry. DIY Network

    Sliding storage makes it much easier to reach the items in the waaaaaay back of your pantry.

     Image

    Continue to 18 of 50 below.
  • 18 of 50

    Yellow and WHite Elfa Pantry

    Yellow and White Elfa Pantry
    Yellow and WHite Elfa Pantry. Elfa

      You don't have to stick to boring "kitchen" colors in your pantry. A pop of vibrant yellow, green or even orange can add a lot of personality to this typically boring space.

    Image

    Continue to 19 of 50 below.
  • 19 of 50

    Everything In Its Place In the Pantry

    Everything In Its Place In the Pantry
    Everything In Its Place In the Pantry. Toni Hammersley

    I love my label maker, but you can get more creative with labeling by using chalkboard stickers or DIY'ing your own labels.

    Image

    Continue to 20 of 50 below.
  • 20 of 50

    Elfa Pantry with Door Storage

    Elfa Pantry with Door Storage
    Elfa Pantry with Door Storage. Elfa

    The Elfa line makes organizing a stunning-yes-functional kitchen pantry so quick and easy.  They can help you fit pantry storage into any tiny (or large, lucky you!) space you have available.

    Image

    Continue to 21 of 50 below.
  • 21 of 50

    Long Narrow Pantry with Open Shelving

    Long Narrow Pantry with Open Shelving
    Long Narrow Pantry with Open Shelving. DIY Network

    T​his looks like a mini version of what you'd find in a restaurant - a long, narrow spaces with organized shelves. 

    Image

    Continue to 22 of 50 below.
  • 22 of 50

    Open Shelving Pantry

    Open Shelving Pantry
    Open Shelving Pantry. DIY Network

    Y ou don't need a lot of fancy bells and whistles in your pantry design. Simple open shelving is the most effective use of the space.

    Image

    Continue to 23 of 50 below.
  • 23 of 50

    Purpose Old Furntiture

    Purpose Old Furntiture
    Purpose Old Furntiture.

     You can re-purpose old furniture and then add your personal touches (like the chalkboard ad DIY labels) to a DIY kitchen pantry. 

    Image

    Continue to 24 of 50 below.
  • 24 of 50

    Wire and Mesh in the Pantry

    Wire and Mesh in the Pantry
    Wire and Mesh in the Pantry. DIY Network

    Wire and mesh in a pantry gives a streamlined look for less than the cost of custom cabinetry. 

    Continue to 25 of 50 below.
  • 25 of 50

    Shelf Separators in the Pantry

    Shelf Separators in the Pantry
    Shelf Separators in the Pantry. DIY Network

     For added organization, invest in shelf separators to separate bulk items. 

     

    Image

    Continue to 26 of 50 below.
  • 26 of 50

    Turn a Closet Into a Pantry

    Turn a Closet Into a Pantry
    Turn a Closet Into a PantryTurn a Closet Into a Pantry. DIY Network

    Do you have a closet near your kitchen? Turn it into a pantry!

     Image

    Continue to 27 of 50 below.
  • 27 of 50

    Make Your Own Pantry

    Make Your Own Pantry
    Make Your Own Pantry. DIY Network

    No vertical space for a pantry?  Make your own pantry out of your bottom kitchen cabinets. 

    Image

    Continue to 28 of 50 below.
  • 28 of 50

    Custom Pantry from California Closets

    Custom Pantry from California Closets
    Custom Pantry from California Closets. DIY Network

    Here California Closets used clothing shelves to create extra storage in a pantry.

     Image

    Continue to 29 of 50 below.
  • 29 of 50

    Barn Dor Kitchen Pantry

    Barn Door Kitchen Pantry
    Barn Door Kitchen Pantry. OneKindesign

    N ow this is a dramatic interior design statement. barn doors are fashioanble right now, even in modern homes. ​Image

    Continue to 30 of 50 below.
  • 30 of 50

    Everything Labeled Pantry

    Everything Labeled Pantry
    Everything Labeled Pantry. OneKindesign

     ​I love these creative DIY labels that turn a boring pantry into a whimsical space.

    Image

    Continue to 31 of 50 below.
  • 31 of 50

    Ladder in the Pantry

    Ladder in the Pantry
    Ladder in the Pantry. One Kindesign

    Take advantage of vertical storage in your pantry. If something is out of reach, you can always use a ladder (or more practically, a step stool).

     Image

    Continue to 32 of 50 below.
  • 32 of 50

    Kitchen Pantry Pull Outs

    Kitchen Pantry Pull Outs
    Kitchen Pantry Pull Outs. DIY Network

    Custom pull-puts are the height of luxury in a kitchen pantry. For this type of design, if you're up for a custom pantry, check out California Closets options.

     Image

    Continue to 33 of 50 below.
  • 33 of 50

    Kitchen Pantry in a Closet

    Closet Pantry
    Closet Pantry. Onekindesign

    Do you have a closet near your kitchen? You can easily turn it into pantry store with shelving.

     Image

    Continue to 34 of 50 below.
  • 34 of 50

    Pantry that Looks like a Hutch.

    Kitchen Pantry from Homedit
    Kitchen Pantry from Homedit. Homeedit

    Food in a pantry needs to be decluttered just as clothes in a closet do. Go through your nonperishables every so often and make sure you’re not still storing anything that’s gone bad. Some pantry items that are still good but simply unwanted can be donated, so look up local food drives in your area if you have a bunch of those. It’s also good to do regular checks of cupboards and shelves where food is stored to make sure there are no signs of mice or insects.  If you’re not sure how long to keep...MORE something, check out this checklist:How Long to Keep Everything.

    Image

    Continue to 35 of 50 below.
  • 35 of 50

    Super Fancy Kitchen Pantry

    Fancy kitchen panrty
    Fancy kitchen panrty. Huffington Post

     Recreate this look with a dark gray paint color. Even a small space looks more chic with a deep gray wall color.

     

    Image

    Continue to 36 of 50 below.
  • 36 of 50

    Custom DIY Pantry with Pull Out Storage

    Pantry sliders
    Pantry sliders.

    Pantry sliders installed in this DIY Kitchen Pantry boost storage space.

    Image

    Continue to 37 of 50 below.
  • 37 of 50

    Stacked Baking Sheets in Baskets

    Stacked Baking Sheets in the Pantry
    Stacked Baking Sheets in the Pantry.

     This DIYer stacked their baking sheets and muffins tins in baskets for storage.

    Image

    Continue to 38 of 50 below.
  • 38 of 50

    Store Your Microwave in the Pantry

    Store Your Microwave in the Pantry
    Store Your Microwave in the Pantry.

    If you don't use your microwave daily, why not gain some kitchen counter space by storing it in the pantry?

    Image

    Continue to 39 of 50 below.
  • 39 of 50

    Swedish Wood Shelving

    Swedish Wood Shelving
    Swedish Wood Shelving.

    T his Swedish wood shelving from Williams-Sonoma is beautiful, but you can recreate the look for less using Ikea wood shelving and their storage products.

    Image

    Continue to 40 of 50 below.
  • 40 of 50

    Personalize the Pantry Door

    Use the Inside of a Door
    Use the Inside of a Door.

    You can use the inside of a door and o chalkboard paint to create  a personalized pantry that works for you. 

    Image

    Continue to 41 of 50 below.
  • 41 of 50

    Repurpose Old Cabinets

    Repurpose Old Cabinets
    Repurpose Old Cabinets.

    You don't need a space, per se. There's nothing wrong with repurposing an old cabinet and turning it into your own custom kitchen pantry. 

     

    Image

    Continue to 42 of 50 below.
  • 42 of 50

    Build Your Own Pantry

    Build Your Own Pantry
    Build Your Own Pantry.

    Lacking a kitchen pantry or space altogether? You can build your own!

    Image

    Continue to 43 of 50 below.
  • 43 of 50

    Ikea Baskets and Shelves

    Ikea Baskets and Shelves in the Pantry
    Ikea Baskets and Shelves in the Pantry.

    Ikea has a treasure trove of pantry storage items. These shelves and all of the accessories (baskets, bowls) are from Ikea.

     Image

    Continue to 44 of 50 below.
  • 44 of 50

    Space Saving DIY Pantry

    Space Saving DIY Pull Out Pantry
    Space Saving DIY Pull Out Pantry. diy passion

    Can you say "genius"? Who hasn' wanted to take better advantage of that awkward spot between the wall and the side of the fridge?

    Image

    Continue to 45 of 50 below.
  • 45 of 50

    Sliding Kitchen Pantry Door

    Sliding Kitchen Pantry
    Sliding Kitchen Pantry.

    Sometimes you don't even need an extra space. In this example the homeowner (or renter) use a sliding barn door to section off the pantry from the living room.

     Image

    Continue to 46 of 50 below.
  • 46 of 50

    Storage and a Cookbook Holder

    Storage and Cookbook Holder
    Storage and Cookbook Holder.

    T​his pantry has plenty of storage (check out the bulk storage of champagne and potato chips!) and a place to display and use cookbooks.

    Image

    Continue to 47 of 50 below.
  • 47 of 50

    Color Coordinated Walk In Pantry

    Color Coordinated Walk In Pantry
    Color Coordinated Walk In Pantry.

    A color coordinated walk-in pantry with lots of storage space of staples like dried fruit, nuts and cookbooks.

    Image

    Continue to 48 of 50 below.
  • 48 of 50

    Color Cooridnated Walkin Pantry

    Stylish Kitchen Pantry
    Stylish Kitchen Pantry. Tommy Hein

    This pantry is so organized it looks staged. The use of the Lazy Susan in the pantry makes everything much easier to reach.

    Image By Tommy Hein

    Continue to 49 of 50 below.
  • 49 of 50

    Use Ikea's Billy Bookcase

    DIY Ikea Pantry
    DIY Ikea Pantry.

    This DIYer repurposed the famous Ikea Billy Bookcase to design their own custom pantry. 

    Image

    Continue to 50 of 50 below.
  • 50 of 50

    Dark Kitchen Pantry

    Dark Kitchen Pantry
    Dark Kitchen Pantry. Brian Phieffer

    Open shelving, appliances and basket storage look so chic with the dark gray walls.

    Image By Barley Pfeiffer