Designing Your Custom Pantry

Designing Your Custom Pantry


A pantry is an essential part of every kitchen. It is a space where you can store all your groceries, snacks, and kitchen supplies. You can design it according to your liking, the amount of space you have, and the items you need to store. But, did you know that there are some common mistakes that people often make while designing their custom pantries? In this blog post, we will be discussing those mistakes and giving you tips on how to avoid them.

Mistake #1: Wasting Space

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when designing your custom pantry is wasting space. A pantry can take up a significant area in your kitchen, and you want to ensure you use every inch of that space efficiently. In order to do this, you should start by using corner shelves in your pantry. Also, don’t be afraid to take advantage of the top shelf for storage. We all have items that we rarely use but use maybe once a year and the top shelf is a great place to store those items. By doing this, you will be able to plan your pantry’s design better and maximize your storage space.

Mistake #2: Inadequate Lighting

Another common mistake when designing your custom pantry and your custom closets is not having adequate lighting. A poorly lit pantry can be frustrating to use, and it can be challenging to find what you are looking for. Make sure to incorporate enough lighting in your pantry, both overhead and under-cabinet lighting. You can also install motion sensor lighting that turns on when you enter the pantry.

Mistake #3: Not Installing Adjustable Shelves

You may not realize it, but having fixed shelves in your pantry can limit your storage space. Not every item you need to store will fit on the shelves you have. For this reason, you should consider installing adjustable shelves. They will allow you to move the shelves up or down as needed, giving you more options for storing your items.

Mistake #4: Not Investing in Pull-Out Baskets and Shelves

If you want to make your pantry even more efficient, consider investing in pull-out baskets and shelves. They allow you to access all your items quickly, without having to dig through everything on the shelves. You can organize your items into different baskets for even better organization. Pull-out shelves are also great for storing bulky items like small appliances.

Mistake #5: Overlooking the Door

Designing Your Custom Pantry Designing Your Custom Pantry

Last but not least, people often overlook the door of their pantry when designing it. You can use the door as an additional storage space by installing an organizer or hooks. You can store items like spices, utensils, or even a broom and dustpan here, freeing up even more space in your pantry.


Designing a custom pantry can be a fun and exciting project. By avoiding these common mistakes, you can make the most of your pantry space and create a functional, organized area that makes cooking and meal planning a breeze. Remember to maximize your space, invest in adequate lighting, install adjustable shelves and pull-out baskets, and use the door for additional storage space. With these tips, you will be well on your way to designing the pantry of your dreams.