Ascot Vale HouseContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne
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Pro: Storage is more accessibleHaving your pantry smack dab in the middle of your kitchen will cut down on the time you spend walking to and from your pantry. Placing it next to your refrigerator and across from your oven will create hyper-efficient workstations.Inside features can also increase your cabinet pantry’s accessibility. Pull-out drawers, for instance, allow you to see every snack and ingredient at once, which reduces the amount of time you’ll spend rummaging. They’re easy on your back too.
2. Blunder: Settling for inferior hardwareGood-quality accessories and hardware, such as pull-out corner units, drawer dividers, soft-close runners and door hinges, often get excluded from kitchen designs due to budget constraints. But this can be a false economy in the long run as features like these can make a big difference to your kitchen, boosting its storage potential, and making the space far more pleasant to use.
9. A well-organised pantry There’s a reason most commercial kitchens have ingredients on open shelving and close to hand: it’s because when you’re cooking large meals and needing to be quick and efficient with your time, you don’t want to be opening and closing doors and drawers to get at what you need. Get in early and organise your pantry to make Christmas cooking so much less stressful, and use labels and clear containers to help you find what you need when you’re in a hurry.Questions to ask when planning a pantry