Friday, October 7th, 2022 by Susan Raisanen
Here in Scottsdale, we have seen an increasing number of homeowners spending more time in their homes and relying increasingly on subscription and delivery services for groceries and household goods. Pantries have become almost a necessity in a well-designed and functioning dream kitchen. If there is space, we often recommend a walk-in pantry because, first and foremost, a pantry provides added storage space for nonperishable items and more refrigerator space for items that are perishable.
Having a place for everything provides several valued benefits to your kitchen in Scottsdale or Phoenix area. A pantry reduces the number of trips you have to make to the grocery store or online orders that you have to make. It helps to ensure that you don’t run out of the items you need to prepare your favorite meals.
A walk-in or even a pull-out pantry provides more flexible space than can be offered by a drawer or cabinet, enabling a kitchen to function more efficiently. Pantries are the great organizer. Storing items in clear containers that are labeled ensures that you will never confuse salt from sugar. We often recommend to homeowners to organize their pantries in food group categories such as canned goods with canned goods, spices with spices, pasta with pasta, grains with grains and so on. Doing so enables homeowners to easily find whatever they need to prepare a meal quickly and easily.
Pantries also serve as a welcome home for large countertop appliances that are only used occasionally such as a stand mixer, toaster, sandwich press, slow cooker and similar items. Not only does it free up valuable counter space, but it helps to ensure a modern clean look. Similarly, the pantry can also house large roasting pans, stock pots and other cookware items that are only used occasionally, freeing up drawer and cabinet space for items that are relied upon almost daily.
If your current cabinets and drawers are stuffed to the gills, you will truly appreciate the benefits of a walk-in or pull-out pantry. Pantries can all but eliminate purchasing duplicate items because you did not know that the jar of peanut butter or the box of pasta was hidden behind your five-pound bag of flour.
Pantries make cooking easier. They save money and time and avoid waste. Plus, they make your kitchen much more enjoyable to use. Can your new dream kitchen accommodate a walk-in or pull-out pantry? Give us a call at 1-480-367-1171 to set a time for one of our experienced Scottsdale Designers to visit your home. Let us help to show you the possibilities of incorporating a pantry into your new dream kitchen.