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4 Charming Photos that Will Inspire You to Fix Your Pantry

Lovely pegs for an efficient and pretty area


Visit any Filipino home and you'll see a special cabinet dedicated for extra supplies like extra packs of sugar, cereals, coffee, cans of potted meat and other food items. Since it pays to be ready for anything, many of us make sure that we have a well-stocked pantry or food cabinet that can accommodate guests and other unexpected events.

Just like any other storage space, we should always make sure that this part of the house is clean and organized. A clean pantry prevents pests and makes it easier for us to find the things we need. 

To motivate you to spend time and make an effort to turn the pantry into a lovely and organized nook, here are pegs and ideas that you can consider:

Main photos from: Manhattan Nest and Thistle Wood Farms.

Opt for vertical shelves

If you’re low on floor space, you can work with the available vertical space. Look at your walls and see how you can add cabinets and wall-mounted shelves. Use it to display items that you use most of the time such as flavorings, spices, and the like.

Photo from Zillow.

Recycle and be creative

Create a neat and organized pantry by opting for airtight glass jars and canisters. Use these for dry items like powdered drinks, sugar, coffee, creamer, and even your favorite cereals. As an alternative, you can also work with old mason jars—just make sure that each jar is closed properly to preserve the quality of food.

To create a uniformed look, you can label each container using paint (as seen in photo) or add special labels that you created on your own. 

Photo from Manhattan Nest.

Construct a secret door

If you've allotted a special budget to transform an unused nook into a pantry, you can opt for a clever secret door. Conceal your cabinet of supplies using a wooden sliding door that doubles as decor or chalkboard wall. Use the chalkboard wall to take note of inventory and items to buy.

If a chalkboard wall is not part of your vision, you can opt for a simple door that you can spruce up with wall decals and framed photos of food and ingredients.

Photo from Thistle Wood Farms.

Add fabric

If you already have an existing room or cabinet that serves as the pantry, you can always update its look with a few adjustments. Consider changing the containers into something more chic like glass and wooden pieces. You can also add wallpaper or fabric to decorate the back wall. Pick a design that works well with you interiors. We suggest opting for charming prints and calming colors.

Photo from the House of Smiths

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