Storage is usually one of the main concerns in any home, especially in functional spaces like the kitchen. A pantry, even a fairly small one, can easily solve this problem in your kitchen and tidy it up in no time. If you are planning to build a pantry or already have a small one, this roundup is for you because we have compiled the best ways to organize such a pantry to achieve maximum functionality and maintain style.
Cabinets for small pantries
Use stands to keep all of your cans and spice jars within sight and reach, no matter how far back they are. Puck closet lights let you illuminate even the darkest depths of your pantry. Pull-out shelves are, without a doubt, the best investment you can make when designing a pantry. If pull-out shelves aren’t an option, use removable containers to store your food. Don’t forget to use your cabinet door with mounted spice racks or another storage solution.
a beautiful Mediterranean walk-in pantry with arched entry, built-in and stained shelves and plenty of dishes and cookware
a cool and cozy little pantry with built-in shelves and cubbies, appliances, cookware and some decor
a cool and small pantry with shelves on the doors and inside, with a stool and baskets for storage
A cool, dark pantry with doors, built-in cabinets and shelves with lights, and a ladder is great for a farmhouse room
a cool little pantry with corner shelves, built-in open storage, a stool, and some cookware and appliances
A corner pantry with light gray doors, lights, and built-in open shelves makes a cool storage space
a cozy little pantry with open shelves, some baskets, food containers and storage space, some things are attached to the door
A farmhouse-style pantry with black barn doors, white shelves, and a few storage units is a cool space for any kitchen
A modern farmhouse-style pantry with barn doors, lights, and open shelves is a cool and well-organized storage space
a rustic pantry with a dark stained barn door, open shelves and lights, baskets and various things for a rustic kitchen
A small and chic pantry with built-in cupboards, open shelves, baskets, a wooden stool and some glasses is a super cool idea
a small and cool pantry with built-in storage units and shelves, cookware, appliances, food and beverages and plenty of light
a small and cozy rustic pantry with open shelving and built-in storage cabinets, built-in lights, baskets, jars and wire baskets
Creative shelf for small pantries
Behind every good pantry door is a series of shelves. Even the smallest pantry wouldn’t be the same without them. Shelves are flexible, versatile and can be installed almost anywhere.
A small and stylish pantry with open shelves and built-in cupboards, baskets and jars, as well as a few lights is a cool idea
A small and well-organized pantry with built-in shelves, appliances and jars, bowls and cookware is a cool solution
A small built-in pantry with open shelves, drawers, some appliances and groceries keeps the kitchen clean and tidy
A small corner pantry with corner shelves, baskets and lights, and glass doors to allow for more light is cool and chic
A small corner pantry with corner shelves, stools and baskets and no doors to facilitate access is a convenient solution for a kitchen
a small corner pantry with open shelves, drawers, built-in lights, cookware and groceries, some wine bottles
a small farmhouse pantry with shelves, lights, compartments, a door with a metal shelf and spices on it
a small pantry built into the kitchen with navy doors, open corner shelves, cubbies and lots of jars and containers, as well as built-in lights
A small pantry that fits perfectly into the kitchen, with built-in shelves and wine storage, and a small stool is a smart idea
A small pantry that blends into the kitchen, with doors, open shelving and a shelf for spices, as well as some lights
A small pantry with a barn door, open storage units, cookware and shelves is a cool solution for a rustic space
a small pantry with a gray door housing storage shelves and with open shelves and cabinets inside
a small pantry with a large open shelf, metal shelves and jars and baskets, some food and other things
A small pantry with an arched entry, open shelving, and pink cabinets is an elegant storage space that feels cohesive
a small pantry with built-in corner cupboards, some appliances and jars and containers for food
A small pantry with corner shelves, baskets and jars is a perfect addition to the kitchen, it looks neat and cool
Basket storage for small pantries
To maintain a cohesive style throughout your kitchen pantry, use baskets to hide the original packaging of your favorite foods. This is especially important if you have an open pantry. Baskets are excellent partners for wire shelves. Wire shelves are affordable and easy to install. However, they are not the best storage solution for small items. Baskets are great for hard-to-store items like bags of chips, protein bars, and other individually wrapped foods.
Attach shallow baskets to your pantry door to store spices, baking supplies, and canned goods. If you use baskets that are tightly woven and not see-through, take the time to attach labels to streamline your pantry organization system.
Place large baskets on the floor of your pantry to hold fruits and vegetables or small kitchen appliances. This keeps everything organized and the storage items remain protected from dirt and moisture.
a small pantry with doors, open shelves, a single cupboard and many items and appliances stored in it
a small pantry with navy blue cabinets and open shelves, with built-in lights and plenty of storage space
A small pantry with open shelves and built-in lights, metal wire baskets and various food and drinks is a nice solution
a small pantry with open shelving and built-in storage cabinets, appliances, food and cookware to keep the kitchen clean and tidy
a small pantry with open shelves, appliances and other things and a small white door to hide everything
A small pantry with open shelves, built-in storage units, baskets, various foods and cookware is a cool solution
A small pantry with shelves and boxes and sliding rain glass doors that gently display some items, but not completely
A small rustic pantry with a barn door, open shelves and some metal baskets is a perfect solution for a rustic kitchen
a small rustic pantry with built-in shelves and wine bottle storage, lights and food, drinks and other things
A small walk-in pantry with a neon yellow sliding door, with cabinets, shelves and lights is a cool idea
Organization tips for small pantries
Would you like to have similar containers or jars? Label them by item, person, or recipe. Pantry labels are also important for any containers that are not easily identifiable.
Store beverage cans and bottles in stacked dispensers. A lazy Susan makes quick work of awkward objects like large bottles or kitchen utensils.
Make the room functional. If you need a step stool or ladder to reach the highest shelves in your pantry, invest in one that fits your kitchen style. It’s better to have everything you need close at hand than to search for a stool every time you need a box of cereal.
Organizing a small pantry doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. Start by cleaning out and donating items you don’t use. Then, use items you already have, like mason jars, to store grains and pasta. DIY shelves and drawer dividers made from inexpensive materials can also help keep costs down while keeping your pantry organized.
a small walk-in pantry with cabinets, open shelves, a tiled backsplash and even various decorations
A small, well-organized pantry with lights, open shelves, cubbies, and baskets makes a cool storage spot
a small, well-organized pantry with open shelves, a ladder and lots of jars, as well as doors to hide them and make the kitchen tidier
A small white pantry with open shelves and built-in cabinets, with lights and plants is a cool storage place
a cleverly organized pantry with open shelves, compartments, lots of jars to store all the food you want and a sliding door
A stylish pantry with shelves, pull-out drawers and framed glass doors that allow you to see what’s inside at all times
A small hidden pantry with lights, open shelves and a small stool is a clever solution for any kitchen
a small pantry with open shelves, a subway tile back wall, cubbies and baskets for storage, and some appliances and groceries
A dark green vintage kitchen with open cabinets and a corner pantry that fits perfectly into the kitchen decor
A farmhouse walk-in pantry with stained shelves, a ladder, some baskets, and lots of soft glassware is a beautiful space
an elegant little pantry with dark green doors, open shelves and baskets, food, drinks and spices
Kitchen with open door to pantry pantry, light gray kitchen cabinets and wooden shelves.