23 Smart Ways To Make Your Pantry Functional

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Most of us need a pantry to store food, various chemicals and pots and other stuff – anything you want. How to make your kitchen and pantry functional, practical and stylish at the same time? We’ve prepared some ideas to organize a pantry – shelves and doors that will stylishly hide it.

Built-In Pantries

A built-in pantry is a cool idea for smaller kitchens and if you don’t have a separate space for a pantry. Just build in a pantry right into your kitchen – order some cabinets with shelves for that, they can be closed or with glass doors, and they can be bigger or smaller – it depends on how much storage space you’ll need. The style of your kitchen will be kept the same and you won’t need to look for a separate pantry. If you want an even more functional pantry – think of pull out shelves, it goes not only to built-in ones but to every pantry on the whole. They will make the access to the things easier and they will be a very practical solution, especially for a built-in pantry. You can combine such shelves with usual built-in ones, too.

a neutral kitchen with a built-in pantry with lots of various shelves and drawers to store everything you may need

a neutral kitchen with a built-in pantry with lots of various shelves and drawers to store everything you may need

a stylish built-in pantry with neutral doors and darker stained built-ins - shelves, drawers and built-in shelves

a stylish built-in pantry with neutral doors and darker stained built-ins - shelves, drawers and built-in shelves

a neutral built-in pantry doesn't stand out a lot from the overall kitchen decor and gives much storage space

a neutral built-in pantry doesn't stand out a lot from the overall kitchen decor and gives much storage space

a small built-in pantry with some shelves inside and on the door is a cool idea for a tiny kitchen

a small built-in pantry with some shelves inside and on the door is a cool idea for a tiny kitchen

a built-in pantry with lots of basket drawers, shelves on the doors and inside is a cool idea to use an awkward nook

a built-in pantry with lots of basket drawers, shelves on the doors and inside is a cool idea to use an awkward nook

a neutral built-in pantry with pull-out drawers only is a cool idea with maximal functionality

a neutral built-in pantry with pull-out drawers only is a cool idea with maximal functionality

a large built-in pantry with neutral shelves, drawers and baskets feels and looks rustic

a large built-in pantry with neutral shelves, drawers and baskets feels and looks rustic

a small built-in pantry with pull out shelves is a super functional idea that is a great fir for small spaces - you'll use every inch

a small built-in pantry with pull out shelves is a super functional idea that is a great fir for small spaces - you'll use every inch

a mini built-in pantry with rolling out shelving units - here you can store lots of things easily

a mini built-in pantry with rolling out shelving units - here you can store lots of things easily

a dark built-in pantry with pull out shelves and drawers and additional lights help you find everything

a dark built-in pantry with pull out shelves and drawers and additional lights help you find everything

Practical Doors

Sliding doors are number one option if you want maximal functionality and use of space. Go for any style of your doors – but keep them sliding, so they won’t take any floor space and space on the whole, this is a super practical idea.

Glass doors will let light in, they will allow you seeing what’s inside the pantry, which means keeping the clutter away but still seeing everything. Glass gives a modern feel to the space, so if it fits your concept, go ahead! You can also combine the two ideas going for sliding and glass doors at once – this is super edgy!

If you really want to blend modern with functionality, having a chalkboard door is the way to go. Messages, grocery lists, images, wishes, pics and other stuff can be displayed on them seamlessly. Besides, you can get sliding chalkboard doors – such a cool combo!

French doors aren’t only functional, there is something quite enchanting about having French doors, they’re practical yet gorgeous to look at. They not only help make the room better, but they further the way you look at things.

a pantry with whimsy barn-inspired sliding doors, which are a cool idea to save some space

a pantry with whimsy barn-inspired sliding doors, which are a cool idea to save some space

a farmhouse pantry with a dark sliding door, which doesn't take any space and makes a statement with its color

a farmhouse pantry with a dark sliding door, which doesn't take any space and makes a statement with its color

a built-in pnatry with a sliding traditional door that matches the whole kitchen design is a cool idea

a built-in pnatry with a sliding traditional door that matches the whole kitchen design is a cool idea

a cool small yet functional built-in pantry with sliding doors that allow opening it easily and fast

a cool small yet functional built-in pantry with sliding doors that allow opening it easily and fast

a stylish pantry with shelves, pull out drawers and framed glass doors that allow seeing what's inside all the time

a stylish pantry with shelves, pull out drawers and framed glass doors that allow seeing what's inside all the time

a built-in pantry with framed glass doors that keep it in order but allow you see what's inside

a built-in pantry with framed glass doors that keep it in order but allow you see what's inside

a large pantry with shelves and boxes and rain glass sliding doors that gently show off soem objects but not completely

a large pantry with shelves and boxes and rain glass sliding doors that gently show off soem objects but not completely

a built-in pantry with a cool door - a sliding chalkboard one, on which you can make notes and it won't take any space

a built-in pantry with a cool door - a sliding chalkboard one, on which you can make notes and it won't take any space

a small built-in pantry with a chalkboard door on both its sides - you can make hidden notes, too

a small built-in pantry with a chalkboard door on both its sides - you can make hidden notes, too

a small built-in pantry with sliding chalkboard doors - leave your notes, lists and pics on them

a small built-in pantry with sliding chalkboard doors - leave your notes, lists and pics on them

vintage French doors will let you see what's inside the pantry giving the space truly French chic

vintage French doors will let you see what's inside the pantry giving the space truly French chic

a stylish built-in pantry with matching French doors - these work for most of interiors

a stylish built-in pantry with matching French doors - these work for most of interiors

a mini built-in pantry with a graphite grey French door and a greenery wreath for a farmhouse kitchen

a mini built-in pantry with a graphite grey French door and a greenery wreath for a farmhouse kitchen