Pantries seem like a good idea at first, but before long they can become the kitchen’s equivalent of a disorganized closet.
If your pantry is headed in that direction, these four projects from some of our favorite bloggers could help you remake your pantry into an organized haven.
Then vote for your favorite, and see which pantry makeover is the most popular with our readers.
A Lazy Susan Pantry
This is a very clever idea — using Lazy Susans to make items in hard-to-reach corners accessible.
“Decorchick” installed six carousels to display food that once hid in pantry corners. Although she and her dad made the carousels, you can buy versions at any home improvement store.
A Blackboard Pantry for Only $50
A thrifty military wife, “11 Magnolia Lane’s” blogger, turned a cupboard into a practical and whimsical closet-style pantry, complete with polka dot trim and blackboard paint — all for only $50.
Most of that $50 was spent on glass containers, so you could probably do it for less.
An Adjustable Pantry
Another smart idea, this one from blogger “Honey & Fitz”: Remove the standard homebuilder’s plastic-coated wire shelves and replace them with easy-to-adjust sturdy wood-and-steel shelves.
By making the shelves adjustable, “Honey & Fitz” created room for a rolling baking station that stores a mixer and baking supplies.
No Pantry? No Problem.
The now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t pantry is a great solution for kitchens with no pantry or limited storage space. It’s an easy, low-cost DIY project from “Classy Clutter.”