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When planning the remodel that will result in your dream kitchen, it’s easy for homeowners to forget about the details that make a kitchen wonderful to cook in by getting lost in tile samples and color palettes. At Pamela Hope Designs, when we plan a kitchen renovation with our clients, storage is one of the most important elements we take into account. In a modern kitchen, there is a gadget for everything, pushing storage to its limits.

There are many clever ways to sneak in more pantry storage into your home besides adding cabinets. Here are a few ways to find additional pantry space in your kitchen:

Use a Standalone Cabinet
Adding a set of cabinets to a wall is an option, but standalone cabinets can add flair to a design. In a recent project, we used the bottom cabinets of a pie safe (pictured above) for additional dry storage. A pantry solution such as this doesn’t require filling in an entire wall.

Convert Nearby Closet Space
Occasionally, homes have a closet with the only purpose of filling up with old junk. If you have a closet like this, consider building out a custom storage solution inside. Making use of drawers and adjustable shelving inside a closet can make it much more useful.

Repurpose an Adjacent Room
Consider making a bolder change. If you have a small, adjacent room, it can be converted into a large pantry and wine storage space—maybe even outfitted with a kegerator! These rooms may currently be breakfast nooks or dens that are rarely used.

Add to the Laundry Room
Often, laundry rooms have additional storage space. This is a great, dry area to store your Costco hauls. You can add additional cabinets to the laundry room or use open shelving for easy access.

Are you ready to cook in your dream kitchen? Contact Pamela Hope Designs for a consultation!

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