The pantry can be a cabinet, or simply a closet with shelving. If the pantry is part of the kitchen cabinets it can have pullout drawers or fold out can storage. Whichever way you decide to design your pantry cabinet it will hold your canned goods, boxed foods, and many other food items we use in the kitchen.
Kitchen Layout Element# 1 – Keep It Nice and Simple
Now that you understand just how affordable remodeling can be using solid layout ideas and Elements, you can start looking at upgrading your kitchen today.
Say you want a ‘food prep’ work station where you know you will be cutting and slicing foods, you will design the surrounding cabinets and drawers to hold cutlery trays, chopping block holders, storage bins, etc. Workstations are easy and very cheap to create but give the illusion of being a high-end kitchen without the added cost of some build-in features.
Once you understand the many options available to you when planning kitchen cabinet storage, it becomes much easier to plan a kitchen in the style and design you most want while also ensuring that you will have the type and amount of storage space you need. A little imagination and some creative planning will result in the kitchen of your dreams.
We had fun with this. We moved cabinets around and placed the refrigerator in different spots, all the while imagining how it would be to work in this space, taking into consideration where you will place a pot or pan when bringing them out of the oven or how close the refrigerator is to the food prep area. Involving whoever does the cooking is vital in this stage of the planning! Last thing you want is to hear, for the rest of your life, is how stupid it is to have the closest place for the turkey roaster way over on the other side of the kitchen from the oven. Spend some time with it. Imagine yourself cooking, cleaning and, yes, entertaining in your kitchen.
The Essential Elements of a Good Kitchen Layout
If you are a business that required bins, then you can opt for larger commercial and industrial grade trash containers. Having a messy work area is a distraction and creates a unhappy and unproductive working environment for employees, so they are a worthwhile investment. These higher quality units will be cost a bit more, but will last you many years of use. Indoor and outdoor bins can be purchased, so be sure to buy the correct type when ordering.