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

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

A walk-in pantry doesn’t just have to have shelves. Some of these first-class designs are mini-kitchens for small appliances and food storage. Some have a workstation 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 of 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 is 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 on 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 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.

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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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