One thing I can’t wait to do in my kitchen remodel — yes, MY remodel — is…
Install a unique door at the pantry.
I’ve planned it all out…
In my kitchen, my remodel-to-be, I’ve relocated my pantry to a wall that’s more prominently situated in my kitchen. And because my kitchen is wide-open to my living room, that door will make a major design statement for the space, and my home, in general.
Although I’m a huge fan of pantries built into cabinetry and I do that often when clients have long, wide pantries, however when there IS depth and space in the floor plan for a walk-in pantry, I do like to work those in. Such is the case here. We’ll be expanding a bit into the garage for this pantry and it will be a walled-in pantry with a proper door.
I think that’s the perfect place to do something unique, something special, something with personality, something that will reflect my style.
I tried to put that into one of my client's projects...
It was a remodel of a real ranch house. The pantry door was, once again, predominantly facing the kitchen, family room, breakfast room, and even the outdoor spaces. It was just as much a focal point as the hearth of the kitchen, the range, and the hood.
Because my client requested the space look distinctly “ranch”, I recommended an old fashioned screen door, painted with a weathered color, be used as the door to the pantry. You know, something like these:
Alas... I couldn’t talk her into it. Sometimes people are a bit too nervous about doing something really different, and that’s exactly what happened here. ;-( And, really, I totally get that! After all, it’s their home we were designing, not mine.
I’m so in love with walk-in pantries that have unique doors!
(Have I said that already? ;-)
You know… doors that are interesting, distinctive, and have obvious personality and style. A simple color change, or some chalkboard paint, or maybe even a French door with glass that features a unique pattern. Whatever the look may be (of course, as long as it’s well done), I just can’t help but be in love with unique pantry doors! They just speak to me! ;-)
Are you wanting to do something distinctive and different in your home?
Do you want to embed your personality within it? If so, call / email me! I’d love to work with you! ;-)
Cool Pantry Doors!
a selection of barn doors with hardware:
Handy pantry storage and organization items linked below:
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