A pantry that includes vertical and horizontal storage areas, such as this one from California Closets, is considered more efficient.
This pantry has shelves spaced far enough apart for storing bulk items. The chalkboard surface on the door makes it easy to keep a list of items needed and chores to be done. HOME DEPOT
A pantry should be close to the kitchen's work areas for efficiency. White can make the space appear larger.
A free-standing pantry is often the best option in an apartment or kitchen without extra space for building. Almost any piece of furniture can be used for pantry space. The Home Styles Americana Pantry comes in white or black and sells for about $650 on Hayneedle.
A pull-out pantry is a popular option for storing a few items close to the cook's work area.
This pull-out pantry from Home Depot is from a Martha Stewart cabinet collection.
Free-standing cabinets, such as this mahogany unit from Nadeau, are a good choice for apartments or kitchens with no space for upgrades. Almost any cabinet can be used as a pantry.
This one has an unexpected color and price tag, at $284. NADEAU
Free-standing cabinets, such as this mahogany unit from Nadeau, are a good choice for apartments or kitchens with no space for upgrades. Almost any cabinet can be used as a pantry. The Cape Cod cabinet from Nadeau sells for $418. NADEAU
A free-standing pantry is often the best option in an apartment or kitchen without extra space for building. Almost any piece of furniture can be used for pantry space. The Nantucket cabinet from Plow & Hearth sells for $999.95.
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Kitchen designer Keri Henley hid a custom pantry room and a refrigerator behind knotty alder cabinet doors, seen behind the kitchen island in this home in Davidson, N.C.
Lowe's home improvement store offers plans for this do-it-yourself pantry project at http://bit.ly/Pyi3Kl.
This setup from SieMatic USA's luxury BeauxArts.02 collection could be used to create a formal butler's pantry. The design combines multiple finishes in each high-end. Shown here are lacquered lower cabinets along with glass doors in polished nickel frames on the upper cabinets.
Siematic USA's Floating Spaces systems are well-suited for open floor plans, where one room blends into another. The components can be configured for a variety of floor plans, as shown with this beech corner unit.
Traditional pantries are still popular. This one has wall-mounted shelves by ClosetMaid. HOME DEPOT