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Jaw Dropping Walk-In Pantries – The Pros and Cons to Having a Pantry

If you’ve seen kitchen walk-in pantries on HGTV or various cooking shows, you know what an elaborate pantry is all about.

A walk-in pantry doesn’t just have to have shelves. Some of these first-class designs are mini-kitchens for small appliances along with food storage. Some have a work station along with a sink. If you prefer all your pots and pans organized in one place, designate space in the pantry for them.

The Benefits to Walk-in Pantries

  • You’re more organized – It gives you a chance to lay things out in a way that works for your baking and cooking style
  • They help you de-clutter your main kitchen area
  • Your main kitchen area counters have more space for food prep
  • If your kitchen doesn’t have upper cabinets, a pantry gives you extra storage space
  • Your storage system becomes visible to the entire family, so there’s a better chance things will stay organized
  • They’re an attractive re-sale feature
  • Open shelves in a kitchen pantry allow you to view all your supplies
  • All your supplies in open shelves enable you to see which items you’re getting low on
  • If large enough you can even use it for dishware
  • It gives you added space for a patio or outdoor dishware

The Negatives to Walk-in Pantries

  • You may need a ladder or stool system to reach the upper shelves
  • It could take up square footage that you would prefer using in the actual kitchen
  • It’s more up-keep and cleaning to maintain an efficient pantry
  • You may be tempted to spend more money on food items to fill the shelves
  • The initial planning and set-up could take time to organize
  • Consider the added expense: Electrical, venting, doors, cupboards, drawers, supplies
  • You could end up buying bulk items you don’t use enough just because you have space
  • You may be tempted to purchase unnecessary counter appliances you don’t need

Added Bonus to a Walk-in Pantry

If you’re the sort of person who despises photos and paper clutter all over your kitchen fridge or walls, you can design your pantry with a wall or space to accommodate these items. It could be the central place everyone in the family checks for notes, calendar items, and mail.

In Summary

When we think about walk-in pantries, we tend to think of all the positives; however, as outlined above, it may not work for your lifestyle and needs, but we can dream about these incredible pantries anyway.

2 thoughts on “Jaw Dropping Walk-In Pantries – The Pros and Cons to Having a Pantry”

  1. Our kitchen is tiny, so unfortunately one of these gorgeous pantries isn’t in our future. But having one of those large, dramatic kitchens with a big, beautiful pantry (maybe designed by Jonathan Scott) is definitely one of my fantasies!

    • Margaret, completely understandable with a small space, my own kitchen needs a remodel and an expansion and yep, would love to plan one of these pantry designs into the footprint!

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