[Kitchen Organization] 5 Ways to Create Open Pantry Space in your Home

The “new normal” calls for us to stay at home as much as we can and if possible, minimize supply runs. This means we need to stock up on food and other essentials, which means we need more storage space. One way to create space without having to do major home renovations is having open shelving pantry. This is a great solution for people who like to have ingredients and small appliances at arm’s length yet still have a stylish kitchen. If you are looking for ways to organize your kitchen without breaking the bank, this post is for you. We round up 5 easy ways you can create an open-shelf pantry in your home.

1. Full-wall pantry

Devote an entire wall to an open pantry. You may customize the shelf length and width to hold a variety of items. It will serve as a great space to display your favorite glassware, pottery, etc., while also keeping your ingredients and small kitchen appliances easily accessible.

2. Open-shelf kitchen nook

Carve out extra storage space in your kitchen by creating an open-shelf pantry in an underutilized nook you might have. This solution is a way to create a pantry that doesn’t necessarily become a focal element in the kitchen.

3. Pantry near the prep sink

Create an open pantry above a counter where you usually do prep work when cooking or baking. It’s a good location for your pantry essentials. This type of open pantry could work well as part of a dedicated prep station, or baking station.

4. Freestanding shelves to a wall

Adding freestanding shelves to an available wall could be a good storage solution for your kitchen. Repurpose old bookshelves or bookcases. Use containers and baskets to make a pantry look organized.

5. Use floating shelves

Floating shelves is an easy way to create an open-shelving pantry. And it’s such a rad way to organize your dinnerware and ingredients.


If you’re considering some light renovation in your space, here’s a great renter-friendly idea: Build a wood feature wall in your kitchen. It functions as a divider to break up spaces, while also providing space for storage.