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Keeping your kitchen organized is no easy feat. Since it is one of the most used rooms in the home, it is that much more important and difficult to maintain a realistic level of organization. Depending on the layout of your kitchen, some have lots of built in storage space, while others have less. In both of these situations, drawer organizers and dividers are imperative to a well through-out kitchen. When it comes to the pantry though, you have some great ergonomic option that will best fit your kitchen. Here is a guide for the best pantries for different kitchens layouts.

One-way galley kitchen

This kitchen is similar to a hallway with cabinets located on each side. These kitchens are usually small and narrow; therefore there isn’t a lot of room for standalone storage or an island. Therefore you may need to make room in the dining room or eating area for some extra storage. A stand alone pantry is a great solution for this kitchen style because you can put it wherever you have extra room in your house. Also they typically have doors so it won’t be obvious that it a pantry. Inside the cupboards you will find extra drawers and shelves for all of your food and tableware storage.

Block kitchen

These kitchens are characterized by their wide open block of space, sometime with an island in the middle. In these modern kitchens, there is normally a pantry already built in. However, you are planning for a new kitchen because of remodeling, we suggest making room in the plans for a walk in pantry. That way your pantry won’t take away from your great open area.

L shaped kitchen

These kitchens are laid out exactly as their name describes it, the shape of an L. It is primarily the counter space that follows this shape, but it is also how your eye views the space. For these kitchens we suggest a built in pantry that complements the cabinetry. It is best to keep the pantries at either end of the L. Since the refrigerators are typically located at one end of the L, you can either place the pantry next to that or at the other end.

Written by Lizzy Jude

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