Walk-in pantries are a dream for any cook. They provide ample storage space for large pots and pans, food, and ingredients. Here are four tips on how to set up your walk-in pantry for optimal use. Keep in mind that every kitchen is different so you may have to adjust these tips to fit your specific needs. But, with a little bit of creativity, you can create the perfect walk-in pantry for your home!
1. Choose A Place For Your Pantry
When it comes to walk-in pantries, one size does not fit all. The best way to choose a space for your walk-in pantry is to first assess your needs. How much storage do you need? What are the dimensions of the items you need to store?
Once you have a better idea of your storage needs, you can start shopping around for the right space. Look for a room that is large enough to accommodate your needs and has plenty of shelving or cabinets for the organization.
If possible, try to find a space with good lighting so that you can easily see what you’re looking for. And finally, don’t forget to factor in convenience. Choose a space that is close to your kitchen so that you can easily access your pantry when you need it.
By following these simple tips, you can be sure to find the perfect space for your walk-in pantry.
2. Measure The Space Where Your Pantry Will Go
Once you’ve chosen a place, measure the space to see how much room you have to work with. You may need to remove a door or wall in order to make room for your new walk-in pantry or you may be able to use an existing closet or cabinet in its place.
If there is no existing space, you’ll need to expand the area by adding an extra wall or door frame and then seal up any gaps afterward with drywall compound (also known as spackle). Keep in mind that even if you are using an existing cabinet or closet, it may still require some modifications before it’s ready for use as part of a walk-in pantry system.
For example, if there is no shelving inside the cabinet, then you will need to install some before starting on the next steps below.
4. Take Measurements
Measure the space where your new pantry will go and then purchase a shelving unit that will fit in there. You can either build one yourself or purchase one from a hardware store, home improvement center, or online (just make sure to measure carefully so that you get the right size).
If you are using an existing cabinet/closet/room as part of your walk-in pantry system, then you’ll need to install some shelves inside of it before continuing on with the next steps below.
5. Install The Shelves
Install any shelving units inside of your cabinet/closet/room and then line them up against the walls so that they are level with each other (you may need to use a level to make sure they are straight).
Once this is done, you can begin installing your storage containers onto the shelves by placing them on top of the containers already inside of your cabinet/closet/room (if you haven’t already purchased them yet) or by placing them directly on top of empty shelves if there are no containers currently inside of it.
Make sure that all containers have their lids securely closed before moving on to the next step below!
6. Start Stocking It
Place your food containers on top of the shelves inside of your cabinet/closet/room and then close the door. Make sure to place heavier items on bottom shelves and lighter items on top shelves so that they are easier to get to later on when you need them. You’ll also want to make sure that the items in the back of the cabinet/closet/room are placed higher than those in front so that they are easier to reach.
Congratulations! You’ve now got a fully functional walk-in pantry! Now that your walk-in pantry is all set up, you can start using it.