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Types of Custom Pantries Explained

Types of Custom Pantries Explained
Posted: Feb 20, 2023
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A custom pantry can make all the difference in organizing, storing, and accessing kitchen ingredients. However, not all custom pantries are created equal. Many different shapes and sizes are available, each designed to fulfill specific needs. 

Understanding which pantry should be used in which environment is a great way to maximize your space and budget. From pull-out shelves to built-in drawers, you have plenty of options for a custom pantry space all your own. 

Let’s explore five different types of custom pantries so you can determine which one is best suited for your needs.

1. Walk-in Pantry

A walk-in pantry is a large, open custom storage space with plenty of shelving and open floor space. These structures are similar to walk-in closets and are extremely popular along the Gulf Coast.

If you have a big family or entertain guests often, a walk-in pantry may be your best option. Not only does it provide ample room for food storage, but it also doubles as a secondary supply closet.

2. Pull-Out Pantry

A pull-out pantry is a space-efficient storage option that builds space right into your kitchen cabinets. These pantries are usually installed in existing cupboards and feature accessible doors that allow you to access food with ease.

Pull-out pantries are excellent options for homeowners with a more limited ability to scale. If you live in a small space with little room to work with, the pull-out pantry may be right for you.

3. Butler’s Pantry

A butler’s pantry is a ‘high society’ shelving option that shows off your stored goods outside the kitchen. Unlike typical pantry spaces, it typically features vast counter space, wine racks, and the occasional prep sink.

If you enjoy entertaining and want to keep food preparation and storage separate from the main kitchen, a butler’s pantry may be right for you.

4. Corner Pantry

As the name implies, the corner pantry organizes your goods around the perimeter of two walls. Some designs feature glass panes and open storage, sometimes with drawers or cabinets near the bottom.

The corner pantry is great for homeowners who want to combine the benefits of the butler's pantry and the pull-out pantry. You'll get all the perks of extra storage space plus a prime location in your kitchen.

5. Standalone Pantry

A standalone pantry is a custom structure that works similarly to a wardrobe. Usually inconspicuous, it allows you to create space in the home without breaking down walls or repurposing other closets.

Since standalone pantries can be tucked away in any room of your house, they work well in tighter spaces. Just keep in mind they aren’t very scalable. You may need to upgrade your pantry eventually!

Get Custom Pantry Shelves From Louisiana Custom Closets

No matter which type of custom pantry you decide to have, turn to the crew at Louisiana Custom Closets to get the job done right. We proudly service homes all over the Gulf Coast, including locations in and around Covington (tel: 985-871-0810), New Orleans (tel: 504-885-3188), and Baton Rouge (tel: 225-753-3001).

Ready to get started on the custom pantry shelves of your dreams? 

Get in touch with the professionals behind LLC to request your free home estimate. We'll evaluate your space and look more closely at your surroundings to determine the best custom pantry design for your needs.