11 pantry ideas for South African homes

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11 pantry ideas for South African homes

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
 Double Garage by Regalraum UK
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The pantry is most often one of a house’s hidden spaces, but does that mean that it can’t enjoy a look-at-me style? And what if you are in need of more storage space for kitchen goodies, but don’t have the luxury of a walk-in pantry?

This, and other common pantry queries, is what we address in this piece which focuses on 11 pantry ideas.

1. A chic backsplash can add heaps of wow to any closed- or open-style pantry. Why would anyone want to hide this prime storage piece behind closed doors?


2. Incorporate decor (potted plants, keepsakes from your travels, stacked cookbooks) in and around your pantry to add some personality.

 Kitchen by homify


3. With no separate pantry, opt for built-in storage to keep all your culinary goodies on display.


4. For a more high-class and consistent look, transfer your food from its original packaging to glass jars and canisters.

 Double Garage by Regalraum UK


5. Use every millimetre of available space to enhance pantry storage: spices on floating shelves, food containers in drawers, hanging cookware from the ceiling…


6. With no walk-in pantry to speak of, repurpose existing cabinetry to keep your food behind closed doors (and enjoy a more built-in, customised look).


7. A small storage space is the ideal opportunity to play with bold colours in small doses. Just ensure that colour complements the rest of your kitchen’s design.

 Built-in kitchens by Davonport


8. Pretty lighting (wall sconces, lighting strips underneath shelving, etc.) can transform an ordinary storage space into an eye-catching pantry.


9. If you’re short on kitchen space, see where in your home you can find a more creative location (an old coat closet in the dining room, under-the-stairs space, etc.).

 Kitchen by deVOL Kitchens


10. A sliding door will make your pantry feel more separate from your kitchen while introducing a personal character.


11. Don’t underestimate the power of built-in shelving, which can quickly become an open-style pantry for when you’re struggling with kitchen space.

Time and trend keep changing. Let’s look at Beyond tomorrow: What will the smart kitchen look like?  


 Prefabricated Home by FingerHaus GmbH - Bauunternehmen in Frankenberg (Eder)

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