A built-in pantry is a favourite of homeowners because it’s designed to match the look and feel of all other kitchen cabinets. From the outside, the doors, shelving, and aesthetics are the same—but on the inside, the pantry can be customized and retrofit to meet your unique needs. From sliding drawers to multi-level shelves, this style of pantry continues to dominate – whether you are doing a rustic country kitchen or a super modern kitchen design.
Also known as an inset pantry, a recessed pantry is inset – like a closet – so it lays flush with the surrounding wall. This type of pantry is ideal for a small kitchen design, or for homeowners who want to add more storage to their kitchen. Inside, we build recessed pantries in a cupboard-style design with shelves, drawers, and doors—or they can be open shelves for quick access.
Do you host a lot of dinner parties or want to add a bit of flair to your morning cup of joe? To make your custom kitchen design a little “extra”, consider installing a butler’s pantry. A butler’s pantry is a small space close to the kitchen that also functions as a sort of staging area for food and beverage service. It’s often seen between the kitchen and dining room. Typically we’ll get asked to provide storage above and below a countertop (read more on trends in this area!). The counter adds an additional storage area and work space for small appliances like coffee makers, blenders, and warming ovens.
To maximize space in your kitchen, opt for floor-to-ceiling cabinets. This style of modern kitchen cabinet extends your storage space with drawers on the bottom and cupboards up top. A popular trend with this style of pantry is two-tone cabinets or open concept shelving. Floor-to-ceiling pantries are a great way to add a pop of colour to your kitchen. The tall vertical style also extends sight lines and makes smaller kitchens look and feel more spacious.