Kitchens are the souls of our homes, it’s where our families gather each night after a busy day and where our guests congregate for some good food and entertainment. When buying or selling a home, the kitchen can make or break a sale. An old, outdated kitchen with limited storage space will turn off a potential buyer faster than anything else. A well thought out floorplan for your kitchen can increase your home’s resale value dramatically. Part of a well thought out kitchen is how you choose to add storage. Storage is important in any home, like the icing on the cake. Kitchen pantries have existed since medieval times when they used various rooms to store meat, alcohols and breads. In the 19th century they became a staple in British and American homes where they would build them between the dining room and kitchen. In the 1990’s pantries became more modernized and were found in most newer homes being built, leading up to today when nearly every home has a pantry. No matter how much square footage you have to work with, there are storage options available to you. Abco Design & Remodeling will lay out some of the best options available to you.
Traditional Butlers Pantry
A Butler’s pantry is one of the largest pantry options available and work well in kitchens that offer enough square footage to host one. This is the perfect option for anyone who needs ample storage space for not only food, but appliances, fine china, built in ice makers etc. These are larger pantries and can be built to suit your needs in terms of square footage and shelving in place. You may even opt to have counter tops and a prep sink installed in the butler’s pantry for food preparation. This space works well for those who prefer to keep things hidden away and want a separate space to prep food, so the mess can stay contained and out of sight from the main kitchen space. Before choosing a butler’s pantry for your kitchen, you should have a well laid out plan for how you plan to utilize the space. This will be the basis for the layout and functionality of your butler’s pantry. Most butler pantries have an open entrance for easy access from the kitchen area.
Tall Corner Pantry Cabinet
Corner pantries fit into the corner of your kitchen in the same vicinity of the “work triangle“ so you won’t have to step too far away from your kitchen’s work space to find what you need. They are walk in sized pantries that come with plenty of shelving space and are easily kept out of sight behind a door. Doors come in an assortment of wood types and colors to match your kitchen’s unique style. Corner pantries can be customized to fit in almost any size kitchen and work well for storing extra items such as small appliances, brooms, vacuums and mops.
Pull Out Pantry Shelves & Slide Out Storage Racks
If your kitchen size happens to be smaller than your dreams, don’t fear, we have the perfect storage option for you. Slide out pantries are conveniently built shelves on wheels that can be custom made to fit snuggly next to your refrigerator. They slide in and out with ease, allowing you to grab the ingredients you need without ever leaving the kitchen! They come without a backing, giving you the ability to grab items frim each side of the shelves! Another great feature of the pullout pantry is the aesthetically pleasing quality of a hidden pantry!
Kitchen Remodeling & More in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Banning, Indio & the Coachella Valley in Riverside County California
Abco Design & Remodeling offers many types of pantries to suit you and your home’s unique needs. We custom design each pantry just for you. We are pleased to announce we will be opening a showroom in Cathedral City on October 1st, 2019 where we will be offering several cabinet lines at wholesale pricing and name brands up to 20% below retail. We will also offer bathroom vanities, countertops and window coverings. We offer a free design and layout service. All construction work and installation is done by our licensed general contractor, Pancho Construction, Inc. License #1010077. If you would like to see all of the pantry options available to you, call our office today!