When we bought our 1970’s home it had a relatively small kitchen for the size of home it is. When we decided to remodel the home we opened up the kitchen, and made the island a lot larger and decided to do open shelves rather than upper cabinets. The kitchen footprint now matches the scale of the home. We actually don’t have a traditional pantry, so we decided to do an entire wall of tall cabinets for pantry and lockers off of the garage for storage. I am sharing inside those pantry cupboards and lockers today!
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If you missed it, I shared our entire kitchen on this post. The pantry cabinets were custom made and painted in Bancha from Farrow & Ball. The pantry cupboards are 12″ deep and the locker cupboards are 20″ deep.
We did smaller cabinet doors above the taller, just more for the look. But is has been nice to have a separate section the kids can’t reach for medicine and candy:)
Ta-da! Here is everything! All of the food we have, besides the food in our fridge is in these pantry cupboards. We try to not eat too many packaged or processed things. If we want a treat, then we have to bake it. Let’s break down each section and some of the main things I used to organize everything!
- 4 Pieces Glass Kitchen Canister Set with Bamboo Lids– I like the look of these, for nuts, pasta etc.
- Set of 3 Food Containers with Lids– I got a couple sets of these for food storage.
- Bag Clips– never have enough of these! When you want them, you can’t find them.
- Storage Bin with Handles– I like using these clear bins to organize sauces and things that could leak.
- Metal Wire Food Storage Organizer– these come in other sizes, great for organizing bags of food.
- Embossing Label Maker– I use this all the time!!!! Favorite way to label things.
- Set of 7 Containers with Airtight Lids BPA-Free– we used these for cereal and flour.
We tried to be smart about placement of food and the knobs, so all the kids could reach them, Finn was our tester. The cereal is on the bottom and snacks! He can also easily reach bowls and plates that are in drawer in the island, rather than upper cabinets.
The cereal we have are in these containers. We really try to limit the amount of cereal and type we buy, so this system works well for us.
Snacks are in these metal containers, great way to keep things from getting out of control in the pantry!
These clear bins with handles are my favorite for liquid things!
I added that Lazy Susan to the shelf, perfect addition! It is holding things like olive oil, apple cider vinegar, etc.
Clear bins with handles are perfect for onions, potatoes and fresh produce!
These glass jars with bamboo lids, I have had for awhile and like how well the lid suctions. Great for pasta, nuts, sugars, etc.
This is the last pantry cupboard, we have small appliances like blender, toaster, etc. in here. We even have a plug if we want to leave them in there to use. And things like extra cups, cookbooks and cookie cutters are in this cabinet.
These lockers are right off our garage. We do have lockers in the garage for soccer bags, boots and more. By our front door we have a coat rack and cabinet for guest coats and overflow. The kids keep backpacks and most things in their room. I hang my purse in these lockers, and we have bags for groceries and gloves in baskets and things like that.
We used these wall hooks in each of the cupboards.
One cabinet for vacuum, broom, etc. I wish I would have put a plug in here! If you are building a home, remember….the more plugs the better! PS- I am not a Dyson fan, I like the Shark Stick better.
Then on the top shelves we put the crock pot and pressure cooker. Really it was the only spot that would fit!
Hope you enjoyed the pantry tour! I will share inside the rest of our kitchen cabinets soon! PS- check out how we did something similar in our CT kitchen with an IKEA pantry cabinets.