Closet Corner: Plan a Perfect Pantry
Does preparing for a holiday dinner have you straining to reach your seldom-used crockpot or sifting through a jumbled collection of baking ingredients to find your self-rising flour? Nothing can slow down your party preparation like an unorganized pantry! If you’re tired of struggling to find your equipment and ingredients, then it’s time for a custom pantry makeover.
Designed to house cookware, bakeware, and serving dishes as well as non-perishable food items, the custom pantry is a luxurious step above the standard builder-grade closet with fixed wire shelves. You know, the kind where your boxes fall through the gaps between the vinyl-coated wires—wires that eventually get grimy and sticky with dust and spilled food.
A custom-designed pantry gives you beautiful, efficient, flexible storage. Shelves can be moved to accommodate your largest bulk food items. Cases of water, soda, and other beverages purchased in advance of an event can be neatly stacked and readily accessible. Packages of party-ready paper goods can be stored on shelves reached by your fingertips instead of on tiptoe.
Pantry corners are no longer deep, dark recesses filled with forgotten foods. Lazy Susans, pull-out drawers or baskets, and triangular base shelves, alone or in combination, transform those corners into valuable storage real estate.
Vertically divided shelves for storing baking and serving trays, platters, cutting boards and the like, are among the most popular features requested in the customized pantry. Anyone who has ever tried to stack several sizes of muffin tins on a shelf or in a drawer can understand why! Wine aficionados are fans of the “wine x”—four triangular cubbies formed by intersecting diagonal dividers installed between two shelves, that comfortably hold over two cases of wine. Add a wine cooler, stemware racks, and counter space, and you have an uncorking station for your holiday libations.
Inspired Closets of Southwest Florida intentionally works with standard industry depths and widths. Cabinet-grade particle board is covered with thermal fused laminate or ¾-inch melamine. For spanning long distances, wrapping banks of drawers and for decorative countertops, they rely on Forterra™—lightweight engineered structured composite panels.
The panels, featuring an innovative honeycomb cell structure, can span up to 60-inches horizontally and up to 2-inches thick without bowing or buckling. Sections of shelves can also be enclosed with doors, to avoid dust as well as conceal the contents.
Requiring only one to two days of installation time, a custom pantry could be an early gift to yourself, making your holiday entertaining merry and bright!
At Inspired Closets we value a personal relationship with all of our clients. As a client, you have a dedicated designer who listens to your needs and delivers a custom-designed solution in response. Whether you are looking to update your pantry, maximize your laundry room or get the closet of your dreams, our experienced designers are ready to meet you.
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