Corner Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

norcalpeetnik We have lived with a corner pantry since moving to this house 9 years ago, and it is something I am definitely getting rid of when we re-do the kitchen (hopefully this year!). My pantry was actually a corner shower in the home prior to a remodel (by previous owners) so that gives you an idea of the size. I’m guessing about 41″ long on each long wall. Here’s what I don’t like about it: only 1 person can use it at a time. Versus if you have a standing pantry with roll-out shelves multiple people can stand around it. This is a huge issues for us, because it also houses our coffee maker to keep it off the counter. So when someone is making coffee, no one else can get in the pantry to get bread, cereal, etc. And it seems that there is always a back up making lunch, etc. If you have a larger pantry that can accommodate more people, this will not be a problem for you (it looks like doonie’s can accomodate more than one person) we have double doors going into the pantry (each is about 12″ wide), and no one ever closes the door, so there is always a wide open view into the pantry. And since our home has an open layout, this means that you can see into the pantry from the living room and dining room too. Yuck. This is totally due to my kids inability to close doors, but I notice that they don’t leave cabinet doors open in the same way. Good luck!
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Corner Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

We have lived with a corner pantry since moving to this house 9 years ago, and it is something I am definitely getting rid of when we re-do the kitchen (hopefully this year!). My pantry was actually a corner shower in the home prior to a remodel (by previous owners) so that gives you an idea of the size. I’m guessing about 41″ long on each long wall. Here’s what I don’t like about it: only 1 person can use it at a time. Versus if you have a standing pantry with roll-out shelves multiple people can stand around it. This is a huge issues for us, because it also houses our coffee maker to keep it off the counter. So when someone is making coffee, no one else can get in the pantry to get bread, cereal, etc. And it seems that there is always a back up making lunch, etc. If you have a larger pantry that can accommodate more people, this will not be a problem for you (it looks like doonie’s can accomodate more than one person) we have double doors going into the pantry (each is about 12″ wide), and no one ever closes the door, so there is always a wide open view into the pantry. And since our home has an open layout, this means that you can see into the pantry from the living room and dining room too. Yuck. This is totally due to my kids inability to close doors, but I notice that they don’t leave cabinet doors open in the same way. Good luck!
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Corner Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo Redhead47 I must admit I had the same question that liriodendron asks. I’m not sure I can visualize the “bad” corner pantry — have never seen one, but I don’t doubt it exists. I would love to have the room for a walk-in corner pantry, like terriks, buehl, beaglesdoitbetter, & doonie show. What I have now is a small pantry closet — the size of a small coat closet. It’s the best we could do with the space we have. It was in our kitchen originally & will stay. Maybe down the line, we will replace the closet with a cabinet-grade pantry, with rollouts & handy shelving options. The only reason I can find things in this pantry is because I always organize it so that certain things go in certain areas — soups & broths go 3rd shelf down, right side, cereals 5th shelf down, right side, etc. — and I always keep it that way. It would be impossible to find something visually if you didn’t know which sector to look in! So, I’m a bit envious of those of you who have room for spacious walk-in corner pantries! Like Bookmark June 18, 2011 at 7:58PM
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Corner Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Redhead47 I must admit I had the same question that liriodendron asks. I’m not sure I can visualize the “bad” corner pantry — have never seen one, but I don’t doubt it exists. I would love to have the room for a walk-in corner pantry, like terriks, buehl, beaglesdoitbetter, & doonie show. What I have now is a small pantry closet — the size of a small coat closet. It’s the best we could do with the space we have. It was in our kitchen originally & will stay. Maybe down the line, we will replace the closet with a cabinet-grade pantry, with rollouts & handy shelving options. The only reason I can find things in this pantry is because I always organize it so that certain things go in certain areas — soups & broths go 3rd shelf down, right side, cereals 5th shelf down, right side, etc. — and I always keep it that way. It would be impossible to find something visually if you didn’t know which sector to look in! So, I’m a bit envious of those of you who have room for spacious walk-in corner pantries! Like Bookmark June 18, 2011 at 7:58PM
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Corner Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Redhead47 I must admit I had the same question that liriodendron asks. I’m not sure I can visualize the “bad” corner pantry — have never seen one, but I don’t doubt it exists. I would love to have the room for a walk-in corner pantry, like terriks, buehl, beaglesdoitbetter, & doonie show. What I have now is a small pantry closet — the size of a small coat closet. It’s the best we could do with the space we have. It was in our kitchen originally & will stay. Maybe down the line, we will replace the closet with a cabinet-grade pantry, with rollouts & handy shelving options. The only reason I can find things in this pantry is because I always organize it so that certain things go in certain areas — soups & broths go 3rd shelf down, right side, cereals 5th shelf down, right side, etc. — and I always keep it that way. It would be impossible to find something visually if you didn’t know which sector to look in! So, I’m a bit envious of those of you who have room for spacious walk-in corner pantries!
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Corner Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

I must admit I had the same question that liriodendron asks. I’m not sure I can visualize the “bad” corner pantry — have never seen one, but I don’t doubt it exists. I would love to have the room for a walk-in corner pantry, like terriks, buehl, beaglesdoitbetter, & doonie show. What I have now is a small pantry closet — the size of a small coat closet. It’s the best we could do with the space we have. It was in our kitchen originally & will stay. Maybe down the line, we will replace the closet with a cabinet-grade pantry, with rollouts & handy shelving options. The only reason I can find things in this pantry is because I always organize it so that certain things go in certain areas — soups & broths go 3rd shelf down, right side, cereals 5th shelf down, right side, etc. — and I always keep it that way. It would be impossible to find something visually if you didn’t know which sector to look in! So, I’m a bit envious of those of you who have room for spacious walk-in corner pantries!
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Corner Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo John Liu I don’t actually remember saying anything about corner pantries in that thread. Counter space has been too scarce in any kitchen I’ve had, to consider such a thing. In fact, a walk-in pantry of any sort has never been in the cards for me. When you think about it, walk-ins use a lot of space, since you need nearly 6 square feet or so of floorspace to ”walk in”. 6 x 8 = 48 cubic feet of empty space. That’s ”wasted” volume nearly equivalent to a 3 foot wide, floor to ceiling, pantry cabinet – which is as much pantry cabinet as I would need in the first place. Not going to happen, for me, in the compact confines of a Four Square. I’ve been in houses that did have enough room for a walk in pantry, and I do like them. I still think I’d rather have the walk in pantry adjoining the kitchen, rather than taking away counter space. But at some point of kitchen size, you probably have surplus counter space to use. Like Bookmark June 18, 2011 at 5:20AM
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Corner Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

John Liu I don’t actually remember saying anything about corner pantries in that thread. Counter space has been too scarce in any kitchen I’ve had, to consider such a thing. In fact, a walk-in pantry of any sort has never been in the cards for me. When you think about it, walk-ins use a lot of space, since you need nearly 6 square feet or so of floorspace to ”walk in”. 6 x 8 = 48 cubic feet of empty space. That’s ”wasted” volume nearly equivalent to a 3 foot wide, floor to ceiling, pantry cabinet – which is as much pantry cabinet as I would need in the first place. Not going to happen, for me, in the compact confines of a Four Square. I’ve been in houses that did have enough room for a walk in pantry, and I do like them. I still think I’d rather have the walk in pantry adjoining the kitchen, rather than taking away counter space. But at some point of kitchen size, you probably have surplus counter space to use. Like Bookmark June 18, 2011 at 5:20AM