Functional Pantry Design Ideas for a Busy Kitchen

A busy kitchen doesn’t mean that every cooking utensil, spice rack, and blender has to be out on the countertops and in plain view! What many of us don’t realize is that having easy access to a well-organized pantry can make even an extremely time-consuming project more manageable.  By offering simple pantry design ideas, we hope to show you how functional home improvement techniques can make cooking at home easier and more enjoyable.

  • Diversify storage space and optimize organization levels with shallow pullout drawers. Multi-purpose tools for storing anything from small food items to kitchen appliances is a great pantry design idea that can be customized to fit within your pantry to meet a range of lifestyle needs.
  • Maximize storage capacity with pullout bins and baskets. Also customizable within your existing pantry space, they can be made to store pet food, unrefrigerated fruits and vegetables, an assortment of food bags, and even kitchen towels or recipe books.
  • Use baskets and other accessories to organize loose food items and ingredients is a simple home improvement idea that can really maximize your pantry space.
  •  Take advantage of custom shelving so that each of your pantry staples has proper storage space. Options range from large shelves to built-in spice racks to a variety of wine storage solutions.

Our organizational home improvement specialists are available for complementary consultations at With even a few basic alterations to your current pantry design, you can increase the ease of storing and preparing your meals. Tailored Living looks forward to helping you restore the joy and health of home dining.