A pantry is a kitchen composed of two parallel units forming a central corridor. It comes from the kitchens on ships where everything runs in a straight line. It’s a great solution if you don’t have a lot of space or if a house is long rather than wide. Due to the common lack of space in modern homes, such kitchens are coming to the top and we suggest you consider some pros and cons to decide if it is your perfect kitchen or not.
A pantry is cheaper than a large open kitchen. You only have two sets of cabinets with simple rectangular countertops.
A pantry is efficient. The appliances are easily accessible as you have a very efficient kitchen work triangle. Because it’s smaller, fewer steps are required between workspaces. Some kitchens have the sink, refrigerator, and stove on the same wall.
However, a pantry is not usually designed for many or even a few people. Due to size restrictions, a pantry can really only accommodate one or two cooks at a time. Proper spacing between each counter is also important to ensure people can cook comfortably and walk past each other. Sometimes such kitchens don’t have windows, so you may have to sacrifice the view and natural light.
What is to be considered?
For the right design, consider the furnishings and size of your kitchen. Make sure the main appliances—sink, refrigerator, and stove—are close together, either in a triangle or in a row. Use light or high gloss finishes for a more open feel. The placement of lights is important to create the illusion of more space. Use a monochromatic color scheme in a light color to create the illusion of a larger, more open space.