I love it when something new gives a nod to something old and this Portola Valley custom pantry does not disappoint. Our clients completely remodeled a beautiful country estate with antique elements that had me questioning, “is that original” every step of the way. This pantry cabinet is within a large open pantry with a wet bar, window seats, and storage for paper products and pet supplies. Just off the mudroom and on the way to the kitchen, it is in the perfect location for mom to drop the mail and her four fabulous kiddos to grab a snack on their way into the kitchen after school.
The storage opportunities are maximized with built in shelving in the doors and interior roll out shelving for visibility. I recently blogged about my top 10 pantry organizing tips so if your goal is to start fresh and get organized (visit that post here). If you goal is to drool over home organization and design inspiration keep scrolling…
I love these OXO airtight canisters for crackers and cereal, they clearly take out the mystery of what you actually have in stock.
And here is a close up on the build in shelving in the doors! What a genius use of space canned goods and odds and ends like spices and sauces.
The snack corner is low which makes it accessible for the four children to grab-and-go.
We repurposed the metal crates from a zone in their prior home and they work great for fun sized snacks.
Above this cabinet that is open are outdoor entertaining items, paper products, overflow drinks and snacks. The cabinets next door hold additional pantry items. There is an adjacent cabinet that stores a ladder, broom, and household cleaning items.
Of course in the hurry of the project I neglected to take photos of those spaces but I did turn around to take a photo of the opposite side of this cabinet where there are cute window seats and plate racks.
I love the out of the box design for this space and I hope if you are remodeling or building your dream home you will be inspired to design something with as much character. Until then, can we just take a moment to drool over the reclaimed brick floors? Oh my goodness, talk about are they original or are they new? They are old but now have a new life, so amazing!
This is just the tip of the iceberg with this gorgeous project and I’ll be sharing more photos in an upcoming blog post soon!