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Unique and Timeless: Explore the Latest Home Design Trends

09/03/2021
6 min read

When homeowners think about revamping their kitchen, they usually focus on the cabinetry, floors, and the countertop. This means they forget one of the most important parts, the pantry. Believe it or not, a well-organized and efficient pantry can save a lot of time. Read on to explore some inspirational ideas for a pantry with a counter. 

Before we get started, the following ideas should be kept in mind to create the perfect pantry counter. First, the material. No matter the desired style, Caesarstone quartz is always an optimal choice. It’s durable, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to maintain. Once the surface material is chosen, it is time to decide on cabinets. For a closet pantry, shelves will be the best option. Otherwise, hidden cabinets work well.  

The perfect pantry should be kept at an ideal temperature below 70°F. To achieve this, a robust HVAC system should be installed. Further, to keep everything organized, small items should be stored in such a way as to be visible and easily accessible.  

Now that we’ve covered the basics regarding kitchen pantries, it’s time to explore some inspirational ideas. These designs can be adapted to suit any home’s style.  

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6338 Woodlands

13 Inspiration Ideas for a Pantry Counter 

  1. Keep it tidy 

Each item in the pantry should be kept tidy and food should be stored effectively. When it comes to the quartz countertop, only use it to support appliances such as the microwave or even the crockery. Condiments and grains should be stored in cans and jars. Everything should be labeled to make it easier to prepare a meal when time is of the essence.  

  1. Use baskets 

Baskets are great for storing items out of sight and maintaining a clean appearance. First, get a sliding door to hide most items in the pantry, but leave shelves at the top and bottom. Store all seasonal items, such as cookie cutters for the holidays, in baskets at the top. Use the bottom shelves for kid’s beverages and snacks so they can easily reach them. 

  1. Add a ladder 

Some homeowners are lucky enough to have a tall closet pantry with many shelves. In this scenario, the shelves at the top are likely difficult to reach without a ladder. To be safe, add a small ladder that is secured to something. The ladder can be painted in a color that complements the countertop and enhances the kitchen pantry’s style. We don’t recommend this option for households with children.  

  1. Spice Disguise 

Once cooking begins, it is important to have all the essentials nearby and ready. Keeping the spices far away in the pantry can be inconvenient as it necessitates going back and forth several times. To solve this issue, add a simple pantry close to the stove. It doesn’t have to be large, just a couple shelves should suffice. To disguise it, customize the pantry door with an art piece to add an extra decor element to the kitchen. 

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5222 Adamina
  1. Unique pantry with counter 

Some homeowners like to avoid style risks and keep the ambiance elegant. A hidden walk-in pantry offers an opportunity to be expressive without clashing with the rest of the house. For instance, pick a vibrant blue for the whole room, including the cabinetry, and pair it with a contrasting quartz like 6338 Woodlands for the counter. Add lightness with white porcelain dishes and gold light fixtures.  

  1. Create chalkboards 

In a family home, it can be hard to keep track of everything in the pantry. When it’s time to go grocery shopping, even basic items can be forgotten in a disorganized panty. Whether the pantry is out in the open or hidden, we recommend turning the doors into a chalkboard for the shopping list, little reminders, or notes to be written down. 

  1. Look for other spaces 

We know that some households need to make the most out of the space they have. In this case, it may make sense to look for creative locations where a kitchen pantry can be built. For instance, under the stairs could be a good storage space with an ideal temperature. It may be an unusual space for a pantry, but it is an efficient use of space. To keep the essentials at hand, get a small bar cart.  

  1. Pull out pantry 

The dream of every home chef is to have a walk-in pantry with a counter. However, that is not always possible in a kitchen with limited space. A pull-out pantry can be part of the cabinetry design and keeps all the necessary elements close when preparing a meal. It’s also a great way to keep food and snacks organized.  

  1. Label everything 

When it comes to a kitchen pantry with a counter, keeping everything organized is important, especially if kids are running around. The first thing that needs to be done is to divide the space to store similar items together. Separate the kid’s snacks, kitchen essentials, baking goods, and seasonal items. Use jars or containers to store everything. We recommend transparent ones that keep the contents visible. If there is some extra space, consider having a little library with cooking books. The final touch, label everything. It may be a time consuming task, but in the long run, it will reduce time spent searching for the right item while cooking. 

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6338 Woodlands
  1. Creative backsplash 

Sometimes simply changing the backsplash can give a kitchen pantry with a counter a whole new look. Today, there are many different trends to consider, such as subway tiles or a design filled with colors and patterns. Either add a different backsplash in the middle of the room to create a unique style or extend it up to the ceiling. Sticking to quartz in neutral tones like 5222 Adamina helps maintain balance within the space.  

  1. All shelves pantry 

If the pantry is walk-in, chances are cabinets will only obstruct the space. In this case, consider building shelves up to the ceiling. Tier shelves to maintain a clear line of sight with everything stored in the pantry. 

  1. Replace the counter 

Having a big house comes with lots of benefits, such as having a walk-in kitchen pantry with a counter. In this case, some homeowners focus on keeping everything organized but don’t prioritize any design elements. Beautiful cabinetry or shelving only looks its best when paired with a quality countertop like Caesarstone quartz. To learn more about what makes Caesarstone quartz special, click here. 

  1. Cleaning items at the door 

While preparing a meal, the kitchen can get a bit messy. It is crucial to have the cleaning items nearby in case of any accidents. It’s not ideal to store cleaning items in the same place as the food but back-of-door organizers can be a solution. Nothing too harsh should be stored here; instead, only place the essentials such as towels and all-purpose cleaning spray.  

Though there are many elements of a kitchen, one that will be used all the time is the pantry. All the ideas above will help to keep everything organized and stylish.