Kitchen Pantry

Kitchen Pantry

I’m the first to admit that organisation in my personal life is not my strong point, but I really enjoy the challenge of helping others get on top of their own organisational dilemmas; so when I received an enquiry about a kitchen pantry (or larder, depending on your personal preference) I jumped at the chance.The proposed area for improvement was a utility room. Typical of a UK new build, it was basic, but functional, yet lacking in any real storage space, and had no charm, style or any real visual appeal. More so, the valuable worktop space was interrupted by a rarely used sink. Sadly, it had become something of a dumping ground with no incentive to keep it ship shape (my client’s words,not mine); we all have those spaces in our homes though don’t we.Moving forward with the design.The tumble dryer has been relocated to the garage, but the washing machine, and obviously the boiler, had to stay in this area. A qualified plumber was brought in to do remedial work to the existing pipework, leaving the space as clear as possible for the double pantry to be installed.The exterior was made from solid Ash frames, with veneered Ash panels; specifically chosen so that the grain of the timber would telegraph through the top coat of paint. The paint in question is a 10% sheen and sprayed to keep a consistent cover, and is colour matched to Plummett by  Farrow & Ball.The grain texture can be seen on the photo below, and it really goes well with the patina of the pewter knobs.Opening up the doors we get our first glimpse of the beauty inside. European Oak with a Jacobean stain is the overriding tone, with contrasting drawer fronts for extra depth; the grain pattern really jumps out at you from the lighter coloured wood, and really invites you to run your fingers over it.This texture and pattern can be appreciated as a backdrop to the shiny brass drawer pulls.A good pantry is all about storage and organisation.Whether you choose to call it a pantry or a larder, a cupboard of this type is more than just aesthetics, storage potential is also key. Door mounted racks not only look fantastic, but give excellent scope for arranging smaller items such as spice tins and jars of condiments.Next up is drawers, in this instance it’s one over two banks of 2. The top drawer is for smaller stuff like cutlery, while the bottom 4 are much deeper, and would be great for heavier foods, or possibly suited for holding sets of best crockery. These sleek, stylish soft-close drawers are rated to carry 70 Kilos, so capacity is well catered for.Coupled with two generously proportioned shelves above a White Sparkle worktop by Minerva, it’s fair to say that the amount of storage gained from what was existing is quite remarkable. There is also a double socket mounted inside the pantry in case it’s ever a necessity to have power for food mixers etc.If you would like any further information on this project please don’t hesitate to Contact Us to discuss your needs.Additional kitchen ideas can be found here.Below is a quick video from our Instagram, follow us here.

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