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Labeled Kitchen Pantry
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.Continue to 2 of 50 below.
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A Large All-White Kitchen Pantry
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... 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.
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Turn a Closet into a Pantry
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.
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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.Continue to 6 of 50 below.
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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.
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Kitchen Pantry with Baskets for Storage
Baskets are a super useful organizing tool that are usually pretty budget-friendly too.Continue to 9 of 50 below.
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Chef's Pantry with Lots of Storage
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.Continue to 10 of 50 below.
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Kitchen Pantry with Adjustable Wire Shelving
Adjustable wire shelving allows you to re-organize your shelving to match your pantry's contents.Continue to 11 of 50 below.
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Kitchen Pantry with Pretty Wallpaper
Adding a patterned wallpaper takes your pantry from basic to personal.Continue to 12 of 50 below.
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Separate Room for Kitchen Pantry
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.Continue to 13 of 50 below.
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For the cook who also does a lot of gardening, this is an example of a very personalized pantry.Continue to 14 of 50 below.
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Appliances Stored in Cubbies Inside the Pantry
If you have a large pantry, storing your appliances in the pantry will save you counter space.Continue to 15 of 50 below.
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Chalkboard on the Pantry Door
How clever to paint the inside of a door with chalkboard paint so that you can jot down lists or meal plans?Continue to 16 of 50 below.
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Yellow and WHite Elfa Pantry
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.Continue to 19 of 50 below.
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Everything In Its Place In the Pantry
I love my label maker, but you can get more creative with labeling by using chalkboard stickers or DIY'ing your own labels.Continue to 20 of 50 below.
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Elfa Pantry with Door Storage
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.Continue to 21 of 50 below.
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Long Narrow Pantry with Open Shelving
This looks like a mini version of what you'd find in a restaurant - a long, narrow spaces with organized shelves.Continue to 22 of 50 below.
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Open Shelving Pantry
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.Continue to 23 of 50 below.
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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.Continue to 24 of 50 below.
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Wire and Mesh in the Pantry
Wire and mesh in a pantry gives a streamlined look for less than the cost of custom cabinetry.Continue to 25 of 50 below.
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Shelf Separators in the Pantry
For added organization, invest in shelf separators to separate bulk items.Continue to 26 of 50 below.
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Turn a Closet Into a Pantry
Do you have a closet near your kitchen? Turn it into a pantry!Continue to 27 of 50 below.
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Make Your Own Pantry
No vertical space for a pantry? Make your own pantry out of your bottom kitchen cabinets.Continue to 28 of 50 below.
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Custom Pantry from California Closets
Here California Closets used clothing shelves to create extra storage in a pantry.Continue to 29 of 50 below.
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Barn Dor Kitchen Pantry
N ow this is a dramatic interior design statement. barn doors are fashioanble right now, even in modern homes. ImageContinue to 30 of 50 below.
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Everything Labeled Pantry
I love these creative DIY labels that turn a boring pantry into a whimsical space.Continue to 31 of 50 below.
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Ladder in the Pantry
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).Continue to 32 of 50 below.
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Kitchen Pantry Pull Outs
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.Continue to 33 of 50 below.
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Kitchen Pantry in a Closet
Do you have a closet near your kitchen? You can easily turn it into pantry store with shelving.Continue to 34 of 50 below.
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Pantry that Looks like a Hutch.
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... something, check out this checklist:How Long to Keep Everything.Continue to 35 of 50 below.
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Super Fancy Kitchen Pantry
Recreate this look with a dark gray paint color. Even a small space looks more chic with a deep gray wall color.Continue to 36 of 50 below.
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Custom DIY Pantry with Pull Out Storage
Pantry sliders installed in this DIY Kitchen Pantry boost storage space.Continue to 37 of 50 below.
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Stacked Baking Sheets in Baskets
This DIYer stacked their baking sheets and muffins tins in baskets for storage.Continue to 38 of 50 below.
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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?Continue to 39 of 50 below.
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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.Continue to 40 of 50 below.
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Personalize the Pantry Door
You can use the inside of a door and o chalkboard paint to create a personalized pantry that works for you.Continue to 41 of 50 below.
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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.Continue to 42 of 50 below.
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Build Your Own Pantry
Lacking a kitchen pantry or space altogether? You can build your own!Continue to 43 of 50 below.
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Ikea Baskets and Shelves
Ikea has a treasure trove of pantry storage items. These shelves and all of the accessories (baskets, bowls) are from Ikea.Continue to 44 of 50 below.
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Space Saving DIY Pantry
Can you say "genius"? Who hasn' wanted to take better advantage of that awkward spot between the wall and the side of the fridge?Continue to 45 of 50 below.
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Sliding Kitchen Pantry Door
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.Continue to 46 of 50 below.
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Storage and a Cookbook Holder
This pantry has plenty of storage (check out the bulk storage of champagne and potato chips!) and a place to display and use cookbooks.Continue to 47 of 50 below.
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Color Coordinated Walk In Pantry
A color coordinated walk-in pantry with lots of storage space of staples like dried fruit, nuts and cookbooks.Continue to 48 of 50 below.
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Color Cooridnated Walkin Pantry
This pantry is so organized it looks staged. The use of the Lazy Susan in the pantry makes everything much easier to reach.
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Use Ikea's Billy Bookcase
This DIYer repurposed the famous Ikea Billy Bookcase to design their own custom pantry.Continue to 50 of 50 below.
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Dark Kitchen Pantry
Open shelving, appliances and basket storage look so chic with the dark gray walls.
Image By Barley Pfeiffer