Sound kitchen design is about a great many things. Naturally, you want a kitchen that’s aesthetically pleasing and that fits into the overall design of your home. But, you need a kitchen that’s efficient and convenient, too! For that, you’ve really got to think about your storage options!
When it comes to keeping everything neat and organized, there’s one thing that virtually every kitchen could use: a chef’s pantry. To be sure, though, there are a number of different ways in which a chef’s pantry can be designed, and there are even more ways that a chef’s pantry can be incorporated into a kitchen’s design.
To help you decided on a chef’s pantry that’s going to work well for your kitchen, we’ve collected 15 amazing design ideas. From ones that will work for someone on a budget, to those that will work in situations wherein money is no object, it’s all here. So take a look, and see if you can’t find some inspiration for a chef’s pantry of your own!
1. The Open Corner
If you’re going to go for the exposed pantry, something like this could work well. Built into the corner of the kitchen, this pantry adds visual interest. (You’ve just go to keep it tidy!)
2. The Glass Door
Check out how much charm the glass-door enclosed chef’s pantry in this kitchen design adds to the rustic styling.
3. Slide Out Shelves
There’s no denying that the slide-out shelves of this chef’s pantry are ultra convenient. But check out the labeling, too! That’s cool!
4. Like a Library
Worried about reaching those top shelves in your chef’s pantry? Then why not add a sliding ladder like the one you see here?
5. Up on Top
This stand-alone bit of cabinetry serves as the chef’s pantry for this kitchen. With everything up on top, it’s easy to get access to everything you might need.
6. Elegant and Classic
The wainscoting behind the shelves in this wrap-around chef’s pantry adds a lovely sense of luxury and refinement. This is definitely an elegant solution!
7. The Stand Alone
For a chef’s pantry in a large kitchen, you can go with a completely stand alone piece of furniture. The raw wood of this chef’s pantry is beautiful against the exposed brick.
8. Dark on Light
The dark stain on this chef’s pantry really stands out in this kitchen design. The inside, though, has ample storage for everything you might want to keep in your pantry.
9. The Stealth Cabinet
This walk-in chef’s pantry blends into the kitchen by resembling a cabinet. This is an elegant solution if you want to hide your pantry from prying eyes.
10. Frosted Glass
If you don’t want the contents of your chef’s pantry to affect the look of your kitchen too much, you could opt for frosted-glass cabinets like this.
11. Let ‘Em Know
You’ve got to admit that the frost-glass door labeled “pantry” for this kitchen is totally cute. It really lets ‘em know!
12. Spinning Wire
To maximize storage in your kitchen’s chef’s pantry, there are a number of unique solutions. Check out the one in this kitchen as an example.
13. Wine Storage
You know you want to save a little room in your chef’s pantry for a little vino, so why wouldn’t you do something like this?
14. French Doors
Some simple French doors between you kitchen and its chef’s pantry can really add a sense of luxury to the overall design of the space.
15. Unique Shelves
When it comes down to getting a chef’s pantry that’s going to be right for your kitchen, be sure to talk about your options with whoever is designing the cabinetry.