wall pantry cabinet ideas

Simple pantry wall cabinet ideas to make the most out of any space

Square footage comes at a premium in many major cities, so if you’re planning a renovation, it’s not a bad idea to try and utilize every last inch of space you have. Enter: the pantry wall. Essentially, it’s a full wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinets that replace a traditional walk-in pantry. If you are looking for ways to store extra snacks in your kitchen, you’ve come to the perfect place. Here are some easy pantry wall cabinet ideas to help you:

Turn shelves into drawers

It might be worth converting shelves into drawers to increase storage space. Drawers are easier to organize and can help you utilize cupboard space and are better for storing food because they can reduce the likelihood of items falling into odd nooks and corners or food getting forgotten in the back and expiring.

Use pull-out pantry cabinets

Creating drawers inside a cabinet is extremely useful. Similar to drawers, pull-out pantry cabinets in small spaces can help you get organized. Wall cabinets that include built-in storage shelves with racks on rollers have become extremely popular over the last few years as it saves space and increases efficiency.

Add an appliance garage

Appliance garages are cabinets with deep shelves and power outlets that tuck away small kitchen appliances like microwaves, toasters, and coffee machines all in one space. They help with storage (and keep your counters clear) and are most often included in a pantry wall.

Incorporate a wine cellar

Building a storage space for wine within the cabinetry is great if you enjoy a glass of sauvignon while you cook. Cellar pantries, integrated wine fridges, or hidden wet bars (if you’re more the cocktail type) can add a luxe feel to your space and dial up the entertaining factor.

Opt for task lighting

Opting for task lighting fixtures in certain parts of your pantry wall (like behind glass doors) can add functionality and ambiance. Task lighting fixtures are small lamps or bulbs that are used to light specific areas such as a breakfast station, china cabinet, appliance garage or a bar area. Most task lighting fixtures currently available on the market are incredibly compact and energy efficient.