From Chiffonade, in Atlanta, Georgia:
My friend Wanda, who lives in an Atlanta suburb, recently renovated her pantry as a birthday gift to herself! I was green with envy and Wanda allowed me to shoot her pantry. My boyfriend was ambivalent about her showing me her pantry, as he predicted I'd want something similar done to our pantry.
In this first photo are two views of the original pantry. Still a nice sized room, Wanda had wire shelving and a baker's rack.
Here's the new pantry: lots of cabinets in a small space! These are very narrow but also very deep. Wanda had to work with a very narrow door on the pantry and therefore couldn't go with the giant cabinets for which she might have opted had the door been wide enough to accommodate them. The canvas catchalls atop the cabinets go all around the room and hold seasonal or infrequently-used serving pieces.
These cabinets are on the right hand side of the room just as you walk in. Larger cookware and small electrics have found a comfy, snug home that's easily accessible by the pullout drawers. All the cabinets on that side have pullout drawers.
Grandma Wanda has her grandkids in mind at all times and keeps an inventory of snacks for them and ingredients to prepare quick meals. The cabinets are very spacious.
Between the coffee station and the right-hand cabinets, Wanda has her floor cleaner and stepstool stashed. The luxury of large, tall cabinets means one must make room for a stepstool to reach everything. Now that the pantry has been renovated, there's plenty of room for such things so no worries!
Wanda's home embodies her warm spirit and generous nature. The pantry only makes it more handy to prepare delicious food for family and guests.
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