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Kitchen Pantry Design Ideas

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Stuck for ideas for your kitchen pantry? Look no further than our image gallery for inspiration!

If you have a messy kitchen, a pantry is what you need to bring order back into your life. It’s a place that expands your kitchen storage, letting you organise all your items - from snacks to canned tomatoes to fancy dishes for special occasions. It can be a separate room or just one cabinet. Either way, it’s usually a life-changing addition to your kitchen and comes with a rich history.

Pantry ideas for small kitchens

If you have a smaller kitchen, you’re most likely looking for a simple cabinet as a pantry. If you’re concerned you won’t have the space, you may be surprised with the amount of options you’ll find on Houzz. For example, pull-out pantries can be ideal for small kitchens, or even adding some pull-out shelves can make a big difference in organising your staple foods and appliances. Corner pantries can save a lot of space, too!

What if you have more space?

If your kitchen is on the bigger side, you may consider a butler’s pantry, also known as scullery or walk-in pantry. These can even act like a second kitchen, where messy food preparation can be done and hidden away from guests. Back in the day the butler even used to sleep in there! Nowadays you may be looking at making your pantry more of a utility room, and possibly combine it with other hard-working rooms like a laundry, mudroom, bar or even an office.

I know what I want, but how do I best organise a pantry?

Once you have worked out which option is right for you, you want to think about which items you need to store and how you can best organise them. The Houzz magazine offers guidance here, and explains how to plan the perfect butler’s pantry or discusses pros and cons of different pantry systems.

If you’re unsure about any of these aspects, a professional organiser can help you find the perfect solution for your space. They will be experienced in planning layout, getting measurements right, and how to arrange and organise your items. They can even help declutter and re-organise your existing pantry! So while you’re saving photos, watch who you’re saving from. You may find that there’s someone who’s work you keep saving over and over again. In which case, you may want to reach out to them and get a quote for your project.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a kitchen pantry renovation or are building a designer kitchen pantry from scratch, Houzz has 34,434 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including MainStreet Design Build and Champion Homes. Look through kitchen pantry photos in different colours and styles and when you find a kitchen pantry design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful kitchen pantry ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.