The kitchen pantry is a storage space for food items and bulky products. It should be well organised to avoid a lot of time spent searching for items while cooking. It will do you well to avoid these six common pantry storage mistakes when remodeling your kitchen or adding any type of kitchen pantry.
Six Pantry Storage Mistakes to Avoid
1. Inflexible shelves.
Inflexible shelves make it difficult to make changes within your pantry and make full use of all the space within it. You increase the storage capacity within your pantry by adding racks, storage baskets, bins, and other types of storage options.
2. Narrow shelves.
If the shelves are too narrow, you would not be able to store a case of water or soda. However the shelves should not be too deep, or it could cause problems accessing items.
3. Lack of center support.
Shelves that hold a lot of stuff could sag in the middle if the shelves do not have a center support.
4. Not planning where items will be stored.
Careful planning allows you to take into consideration the family’s needs. As a result, there will be easy use and stocking of the pantry later on. Also, there will be a place for all items you planned to store in there.
5. No lights.
Overhead light is very useful. You need to be able to see inside the pantry, get in and out quickly. Also the light switch should be reachable and in an accessible spot by the pantry.
6. Pantry near a wash room.
Installing a pantry with adjoining walls near the wash room or bath room could lead to food spoiling. The air inside the pantry is kept hot and food may spoil easier; therefore costing you tons of money.