From Cindy, in Missouri:
After looking at hundreds of pantries online and in magazines, I dreamed of cramming a big beautiful walk in/butler's pantry into a 48" X 26" space. This is what I came up with. My dad and I (aren't dads wonderful!) completed this in just two weekends.
What I had before were 4 wire shelves and wobbly, squeaky bi-fold doors. The shelves are really sturdy because they are made out of ready made stair treads that we bought at Home Depot. The table is just a false front with a drawer built into to it to look like a farm table.
Organization is the key to a small pantry like this. I am blessed that I live close to several large supermarkets so I try to not buy anything unless I plan to use it right away.
All boxed foods, breads, snacks are stored in the baskets. Pastas, teas, and envelope type foods are in jars. Top shelf is for old pottery, jars, and cookbooks. I do have an additional 12" base cabinet in my island that I store all my flour, sugar, spices etc. in.
I think my favorite part is the cereal dispenser which has completely eliminated the boxes and boxes of half eaten cereal.
On Saturdays, for more than two years, we've been peeking into Other People's Pantries all around the world.
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