Many who make the choice to buy or build a Flower Mound custom home prefer a kitchen that looks clean and spacious, rather than cluttered. Kitchen storage is often a problem for homeowners, who often find there isn’t enough space for all of the dishes, pots and pans, appliances, canned and boxed foods, gadgets, etc. – you get the idea. A pantry is the best solution for storage, but there are several types to choose from, depending on the layout/design of the home and your preferences. Our North Texas custom home builders have some advice below that will help you decide on the best type of kitchen pantry for your needs.
The latest trends in pantries involve those that are integrated into cabinetry, however many still prefer a walk-in or wall pantry. Your goal is to maximize storage space in an area that makes sense, and doesn’t take away from the design or space in other areas of the kitchen.
Corner pantries are great for seamless integration into an open kitchen design. As a “work triangle,” when placed in the corner between two counterspace areas, a corner pantry provides ample storage space without interrupting the open flow of your floor space.
Built-in cabinet pantries blend in with all other cabinetry, and provide continuity when placed alongside a refrigerator.
When should you consider a butler’s pantry? If you already have a pantry in the kitchen but still lack the space you need to store party trays, china or dishware used only for special occasions, accents, or other items you don’t use on a frequent basis, a butler’s pantry is ideal when located down a hallway in between the kitchen and dining areas.
Prefer a hidden pantry? No problem. Many homeowners prefer not to have the pantry located in the kitchen, but in a nearby area that’s inconspicuous. For instance, if the mud room comes off of the entry to the garage and is near the dining room or breakfast nook, an ideal location for a hidden pantry would be in this area, rather than in the nook/dining area. Convenient, and hidden from view.
Wall pantries are generally wider than they are deep, so you don’t have to worry about interruption of the linear look. Most wall pantries are located next to cabinetry or the refrigerator, in a way that’s seamless and unobtrusive.
When deciding on what type of kitchen pantry is best suited to your home, it’s often easier to decide on the layout of the kitchen and placement of appliances first; you’ll have more flexibility when it comes to the location of the pantry, whether it is inside the kitchen, in a hidden area, placed in a corner, or in a hallway or other location.
At Bud Bartley Family of Builders, our Dallas custom home builders pay particular attention to the details; we want every aspect of your home to be just as you’ve envisioned it! When investing in a quality, upscale home, it’s important never to “settle.” Contact our team today, and live your dream.