These apartment design ideas help keep your cooking essentials neat, tidy, and more importantly, beautiful regardless if you’re a cooking prodigy who knows nana’s beef wellington recipe by heart or you prefer to sit on the sidelines and let your partner take over cooking duties like yours truly!
Apartment Design Ideas for a Pretty Pantry
Let’s face it, there’s something about pretty pantries that make you want to cook up a storm and wow guests with your culinary prowess. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford a fabulous walk-in pantry.
If your pantry is a hot mess, don’t fret. You don’t have to spend tons of cash on renovations at all
Dress Up the Walls
Get rid of that tired, peeling paint job and freshen up your space with dressed up walls! You can use stencils, decals, bright paint colors or wallpaper to add an element of fun into your pantry.
Let your imagination run wild! Use an unexpected combination of colors or patterns to liven up your space.
Upgrade the Lighting
Another quick and easy way to brighten your pantry is to give that old incandescent lamp a boot! Use decorative lighting solutions instead.
If there’s electrical wiring in the space, have fun choosing a beautiful yet functional light fixture so you can see what’s inside. No worries if you are not wired, just stick an LED lamp to brighten the space.
Tidy Up the Shelves
One way to make a space look crowded and disorganized is to cram everything on the shelves. Tidying up every now and then helps keep the pantry neat and organized.
The key to an organized pantry is balance. You want the shelves full of essential items but not too full to a point where you don’t have room left for other items.
Do bits of cleaning every other weekend, toss unwanted items or those that are nearing their expiry dates. Organize your pantry by type and keep all essentials within easy reach. This way, you don’t have to rummage through your stash for a tiny bottle of ground pepper.
Yet another easy and fun project you can do on a weekend: add a funky label on the pantry shelves, storage jars or crates! This way, you know which item goes where.
Apart from keeping the pantry organized, using decorative labels. These stickers add something special to the pantry.
Use Clear Jars
Most food packaging is bulky and boring. Stacked canned sauces and boxes of cereals just don’t look nice when displayed in the pantry. For dried herbs, spices, pasta, and other dry foods, transfer these into jumbo jars with a tight seal.
They look nice in the pantry plus, they keep dried foods fresh for longer. These apartment design hacks make it easier to see if you’re running low on a certain item because the container is clear.
Give your pantry a fun flair by adding a pop of color, like this white pantry with a sunny yellow accent color. The colorful bins aren’t just for show, they add functionality to the space.