Ideas for a corner pantry

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Ideas for a corner pantry
Keep your kitchen organised with a corner pantry. (kitchen image by Rich Johnson from

Traditionally, a pantry is a room in which people can store things such as extra dishes, food, wine or spices. A corner pantry can clear clutter and create a more organised kitchen and additional storage space, even in a small kitchen. It doesn't have to be complicated or expensive; it can be as simple as an extra cabinet or closet. Although not as large as a regular pantry, a corner pantry offers advantages.

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According to, a corner pantry is closet in the corner of the kitchen to be used for storing different kitchen items. Even a coat or broom closet can be turned into a pantry. Therefore, if you already have a closet in your kitchen, convert it into an accessible corner pantry. Thoroughly clean out the closet, and plan on adding additional shelving units. If you don't yet have a closet, consider building a freestanding kitchen closet. Choose a corner in the kitchen that's easy to reach.

Cabinets and Shelves

If you have a small kitchen, merely adding a few shelves to your closet will supply much-needed space. However, if you don't already have closet space, consider using your cabinets. While not as big as a closet, corner cabinets can be used for additional pantry space within a kitchen. Taking the doors off the cabinets will create an open shelving system. This will open up your kitchen and allow you to get creative in your pantry arrangements. Some people use a lazy Susan to free up extra space in the kitchen. Consider purchasing a pre-assembled corner pantry system for easy installation. Places such as IKEA or other home stores offer easy-to-assemble shelving solutions for your corner pantry.


A successful corner pantry is a well-organised one. Basket drawers, racks or stackable bins can be useful in a pantry for staying organised. Assign shelves for groups of items. For example, create one shelf just for spices, another for baking items and another for speciality items. Make sure items that you use most often are near the front of the pantry and easy to reach.

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