Sep 26, 2017 - 07:43 AM
It's stuffed to the brim with cans, cereal, rice, pasta, boxed foods, snacks... dry food of every type imaginable. It ensures we almost always have food on hand and helps minimize the weekly shop.
Because ours is small, the type of shelving used is important. While ours is very rudimentary, it's actually reasonably well planned with respect to the shelves.
There are 3 important components to the shelving you choose for your walk-in pantry. They are:
1. Open shelving:
Most pantries are small and stuffed with stuff. The last thing you want to do is open cupboard or cabinet doors to put things away and/or find items when you need them.
For this reason, you definitely want open-faced shelving.
You want open-faced shelving
2. Adjustable height:
If you can, put in shelving where you can adjust the height. This could be floating shelves that attach to a track. This is a good example.
Being able to adjust the height as well as add additional shelves enables you to maximize the pantries' storage capacity.
3. Floating shelves
This isn't as important as the first two, but it is nice having floating shelves instead of standing shelving units. The reason for this is you can eliminate vertical support bars in the middle of the shelves which can be a real nuisance.
Here are some photos showing you what I mean.
Here's what I mean by floating shelves without support posts:
Here's a standing shelving unit which would get in the way: