From Allen (Eating Out Loud), in Vancouver, British Columbia:
I recently moved from a large house to a small 520-square-foot condo. Fortunately, before moving in we renovated a bit and my highest priority was to build in as much storage as humanly possible. My kitchen is my comfort zone and I feared having to downsize anything.
The main, tall pantry is custom built into a natural recess in the wall. Although I've created a new space for storage, it's only 4 inches in depth. Due to this, I'm trying to use more glass storage jars for pasta, cereals, grains, etc. All of the cooking oils/sauces are either kept by the stove or in the fridge.
As I take these photos, it's abundantly clear I need to do grocery shopping this weekend. I've also learned to buy baking supplies in smaller sizes (except for the baking powder which is the size of a peanut butter jar! It was the only size the store had when I needed to buy it).
Our other storage area is a small closet where the bulk of my kitchen machinery, bowls and platters are stored. This is also where we store excess shoes, dog food, vacuum, office printer, etc. I'm still adjusting and reworking my pantry spaces now that we're all moved in. Small spaces can be challenging!
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