Here at McMillan Millwork & Joinery, we want to help you make your kitchen the best it can be. In order to get the most use from your kitchen, you’ll want to make sure that your ingredients are well-organized and easy to access–otherwise the process of cooking can become slow and frustrating, rather than enjoyable. Fortunately, our team has extensive experience in kitchen design, and we can help you create a storage scheme that works well for your particular needs. In this article, we’ll be focusing specifically on pantry cabinet design, and the key principles to keep in mind to make yours great.
- Keep it Accessible. When it comes to effective pantry cabinet design, one of the key things to keep in mind is ease of access. While it’s great to have plenty of storage space, you’ll also want to make sure that it’s easy to get to everything in that space when you need it. Our team can help you design your cabinets to ensure you can always see and access everything in them, that none of your food items will get forever lost at the back.
- Use Wasted Space. Another thing that we try to do with pantry cabinet design is use space that would otherwise go to waste, such as a gap between the cabinets and the wall. There are a growing number of options, such as pull-out pantries, that are designed to maximize the utility of every sliver of space.
- Create a Storage Plan. Lastly, when designing your pantry cabinet, it’s a good idea to make a plan for where you will store each type of item. For instance, if you know you want to store your canned goods on the center shelves, breakfast cereal toward the bottom, and spices on top, you’ll be able to choose specific hardware to facilitate this plan.