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How to arrange a home pantry?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Author: NAWI Design

You do not know how to arrange a home pantry to make it is comfortable, capacious, functional and, above all, visually aesthetic? Use our tips!

Do you feel safe if during the season you prepare a supply of homemade preserves for your favorite fruits and vegetables? Do you prefer to always have a few additional packages of products at hand, which you use most often in your kitchen? So the pantry is your total must have. Whether you have a small apartment in a block of flats, or you live in a small, economical house and are wondering how to store wine, preserves and additional food, believe us that the pantry can be arranged in almost any conditions.

The pantry should be adapted to your individual needs. First you need to look around for the available options. If you are just starting to build a house, it is worth remembering about the pantry, even a small one, at the stage of choosing a building design. Moving into a finished apartment? It is possible that you will be able to arrange one of the rooms for a pantry. Example? An additional toilet – it is not always needed, especially if you live only in two.

Pantry – home arrangements adapted to your needs!

Pantry at home is a great convenience, because you can free up some of the space in the kitchen cabinets and take care of food supplies, which is important both in large families, with several children, as well as if you live alone. A home pantry can definitely simplify your meal preparation management and motivate you to develop a healthier menu. Only… how to arrange it?

The pantry should be adapted to your individual needs. This means that you first need to look around for the available options. If you are just starting to build a house, it is worth remembering about the pantry, even a small one, at the stage of choosing a building design. Moving into a finished apartment? It is possible that you will be able to arrange one of the rooms for a pantry. Example? An additional toilet – it is not always needed, especially if you live only in two. Usually it has a small size, so it will be great as a home magazine. 

No extra room? The design of the pantry can be predicted at the time of designing kitchen furniture. If you have the right space, plan an additional floor-to-ceiling cabinet in which you can fitted functional shelves and retractable baskets. Knowing that you have all your food supplies in one place, you will be able to prepare meals easier.  

How to arrange a small pantry at home?

Do you belong to the group of lucky people who have a separate room for a pantry, but arrangement keeps you awake? Calm down! We are in a hurry to help. Prepare a piece of paper and a pen, draw the projections of the room and note exact dimensions. Now you can proceed to the drawing of the shelves. How to do it?

First of all: when you plan to arrange a pantry at home, think about what you want to store in it and try to specify the arrangement of individual products. What for? Thanks to this, you will be able to practically plan the height of individual shelves. It’s easier to determine where you’ll need retractable baskets, taller or shorter cabinets, or a rack for wine and other spirits, and that means one thing – optimal use of available space.

Secondly: choose between open and closed cabinets. Your idea for a pantry must be functional, so it will be the best if you decide on open cabinets. Then, at first, you will see where is the product you need. Of course, several cabinets with aesthetic fronts can also be useful if you want to store in them, for example, kitchen textiles, spare jars or food containers.

Thirdly: determine the optimal width of the shelves. If you are wondering how to arrange a small bedroom in your home, you need to choose shelves of the right width. It might seem that the wider they will be, the better, because you will be able to accommodate all the necessary products on them. Meanwhile, too wide shelves can make it difficult to move freely around the room and force products to be placed in a row, it will be complicating the search for the products you need. A little advice: try to place the most used products at eye level. 

Furniture for the pantry can be made to order (then you will use the smallest piece of space) or buy ready-made models. Regardless of which solution you choose, pay attention to this:

  • what is the resistance of the shelves to dirt?
  • what is the maximum lifting capacity of individual shelves and cabinets?
  • The shelving joints are strong enough?

Of course aesthetic are so important, so the color and style of furniture should be adapted to individual preferences. Planning the organization of a home pantry, you must remember about storage accessories. What can you use? Your shopping list should include:

  1. jars or containers for storing dry products,
  2. baskets or boxes in which you will thematically arrange smaller items,
  3. containers for storing fruits and vegetables (it is important that they are resistant to dirt and easy to clean, especially if you keep root vegetables in them).

What doors are suitable for pantry?

The door to the pantry located in the house or apartment should fit stylistically with the interior design, guaranteeing adequate tightness, protecting the interior of the room from light. Besides, wondering what doors fit into the pantry, pay attention to their quality. The pantry is a utility room, so the door leaf should be resistant to possible damage.

A small pantry is a problem for you? Get creative! You can mount hooks on the doors and you will hang, for example, the apron you use at the time of cooking or mount shelves from baskets in and you will be able to store light accessories. Remember that the doors must be really solid to withstand the extra load. 

Outside pantry – ideas from NAWI Design

You do not know how to arrange a pantry if you have a house with a small area? Are you wondering how to store preserves to guarantee them the right conditions? In your case, a special dugout in the garden can be a hit, thanks to which you will save space in the house, and preserves, vegetables and fruits will be stored at the optimal temperature. Garden cellar from NAWI Desing Garden Secret 4you® is a complete product, equipped with ergonomic shelves: on your side will be only the execution of earthworks and construction related to its installation. 

Pay attention to the fact that the shelves of our cellars are made of natural-looking plywood, resistant, in accordance with DIN 68861-1A, to dirt from wine, coffee, tea or juices. Keeping the cellar clean is very easy, and the installation of the dugout does not require the mound to be built, thanks to which the entrance to your cellar is very discreet and you will be able to hide it from the eyes of undesirable people.

You can also take advantage of our offer if you need a wine cellar. In the STANDARD and PREMIUM versions, in addition to storage space, there is also the WINE SPACE option, created especially for connoisseurs and collectors of liquor. A minimum of formalities and quick installation make the Garden Secret 4you® cellar an ideal pantry for people who have small houses or want to guarantee homemade preserves and food the best microclimate, ideal for their longer storage. 


We hope that our tips for the device of the home pantry will actually help you. Remember if for various reasons you can not afford to arrange a pantry in the building – NAWI Design comes to the rescue!