One of the things that I love about my new kitchen is the pantry area. In my old kitchen the pantry was pretty much unusable. It was in the corner of the laundry room and sat on an angle. It was just a pain to try and get to and it did not hold much. Not my idea of user friendly design.
When my dh and I started talking about remodeling the kitchen, a new pantry was high on my wish list - okay, there were a lot of things on my wish list but the pantry was definitely on the high side.
This was my kitchen BEFORE
U - G - L - Y!!!!
Even the flowers couldn't make this look good!
The old kitchen was closed off from the rest of the house and I just hated the way it looked. I hated to be in the kitchen - which meant I hated to cook (and since cooking is NOT my favorite pastime anyway it just made everything harder). Now, I have to admit that the cabinets that are in the middle of the room were not there to begin with. The dh took these off the wall and placed them to see where the new island would be and to give us an idea of placement.
Let's fast forward to today -
No, we can say a great BIG improvement.
Now, if you look at the picture above you will notice a wall of doors. Well, that is my new pantry! Would you like to see what it looks like inside? It's pretty sp-e-c -i-a-l !!
This is inside the door on the left side (the largest door). These drawers pull out all the way so you can see and get to everything - even the things that are in the very back of the drawer. *So you don't lose things in the back! SWEET!
All the containers in the pull out drawers are labeled on the front and on the top - so it is easily seen from both angles.
I also have the drawers divided with ingredients for bread and pizza dough making and also a "breakfast" drawer. Then I have drawers with canned goods.
This shows how far the drawers pull out. Nice huh?
Then on the right I have smaller pull out drawers. They also pull all the way out so you do not lose things in the back - can you say, GREAT idea!
On this cabinet the top drawer and the bottom drawer are attached to the door -
the other three drawers are free standing.
Then, if that wasn't enough storage, above the two big doors are two small doors. There I have two wire baskets that pull all the way out and also two fixed shelves.
Another really nice thing about my new kitchen is - I'm not shut off from the rest of the house anymore. I can see the fireplace, the TV, even out to the pool - all from my new, beautiful, kitchen.
And, with my new ORGANIZED pantry, I can find anything I need.
I know that you are not suppose to love inanimate objects - so I'll say that I really, really, REALLY like organized pantry! (But really, what's not to love here?) It is everything I wanted it to be, plus some.
(OH, BTW, in case you are wondering what that is on the right in the picture above - well, it's my grocery list. One of my little DIY projects that I will share in a later post.)
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