Serving Up Storage

A walk-in pantry makes storing food and small kitchen appliances a breeze. Check out these spaces that are organized to be both functional and stylish. 

By Melissa Mauzy


By Crisp Architects.

This pantry was part of a much larger renovation of a home. It started out as a hall closet, but it became the perfect spot for a small pantry. The designer used every square inch to its fullest and located the shelves at heights that were requested by the homeowner to match the items they wanted to store. It turned out to be a found space that worked perfect as a very efficient pantry.

By deVOL Kitchens.

The homeowners selected deVOL’s Shaker cabinetry in the pantry with handcrafted Emerald Green London Tiles, an oak countertop, Bella Brass cabinet fittings, a ceramic farmhouse sink and aged brass Ionian tap. It's a place to store food, of course, but the little sink makes it a perfect spot for some messy jobs you'd prefer to keep out of the kitchen! It's a really practical room and a clever use of the space.

By Nathan Taylor for Obelisk Home.

This thoughtfully designed pantry is a testament to practicality and style, catering to the needs of a large family. With features like self-serving filtered water, open lower shelving for easy access and organization, an extra fridge and ample counter space, it’s welcoming for all ages to come and help themselves.

By Sellars Lathrop Architects, LLC.

Open bookshelves and frosted french doors provide character and function in an otherwise drab corner of an open breakfast/kitchen area. The doors conceal a hard-working pantry at times organized or overflowing.

By Hamilton-Gray Design. 

The walls of this pantry were re-worked to give access directly from the garage, so groceries can be dropped off and sorted before continuing to the kitchen. The designer kept the cabinetry bright white to match the newly remodeled adjacent kitchen and accented with a cheery sea foam green in a tiled backsplash. Deep counters are designed to use as kitchen countertops and ideal for using small appliances on.

By William D. Earls AIA Architect.

The pantry was part of a larger kitchen renovation. The doors have metal mesh panels, the pantry shelves have arched corners and the back of the shelves are painted a complementary color. The countertop is stained oak. The tile wall gives the whole room an old-school feel.

By Focus Builders.

The pantry was for a private client who had an extensive wish list with limited space. They also didn’t want it to feel too closed in, so the designer went with mostly open shelving. In order to keep every inch easily accessible, the designer replaced two double doors that were in the original plan with a custom barn door on the outside wall.