Monday, May 07, 2012

Planning a pantry

Hubby and I have talked about having a proper, walk-in pantry for as long as we've been living together. Over the last few years we have spent a lot of time cooking & buying kitchen gadgets & ingredients, and with my baking business as well, we've found that we just don't have enough storage for it all. This means we have cluttered work surfaces & it's just getting on our nerves. So we have finally decided to convert the space under the stairs into a pantry!

It's just big enough to put up some shelves and hooks and be able to stand in it. And with some careful planning it should be able to accommodate all of our staples and some gadgets leaving us more space in the kitchen.

Following some online research & plenty of pinning I have found some lovely pantries & great ideas for organising and storing our stuff. Including using magnetic blackboard paint & magnets to store herbs & spices, making pretty labels, even painting bunting over shelves!

Anyway, I sat down and started planning, and here is my initial sketch.

Even more exciting is that last week we actually started work on it too! We cleared it out a few months ago, and last week hubby sealed the plaster ready for painting. Today we're planning to buy some paint & go look at containers so we can plan shelf widths etc. (How's that for planning?!)

Have you got a pantry or have you seen any you'd like to share feel free to leave a comment. Or if you have any pantry planning tips is love to hear about them.

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