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Here's another great example of how to design a pantry with the best type of access. Two sets of double doors that match the cabinetry make for a nice-sized pantry. By using cabinet doors on the outside, this pantry feels right at home in this contemporary kitchen.
2. For a walk-in pantry, look for a way to incorporate your pantry into the existing cabinetry. There is a huge number of pantries out there (most built in the 1980s and 1990s) that are small rooms within a room. Recently, I've been taking these rooms out and incorporating the pantry into the cabinetry layout.
This photo shows a completely different take on that idea, leaving the walk-in part intact and disguising the pantry door as part of the cabinetry. I really like this idea and will most likely be using it in an upcoming design.
5. Use height to your advantage. Some kitchens just don't have the space for a large pantry. If yours is one of those, consider a "step" solution. This places the food further back on the shelf up on steps, allowing you to see what's in your pantry.
6. Group your food storage. Aside from the efficiency of putting groceries away, placing all food storage in the same region of the kitchen also makes life easier when cooking. Just be sure to have some counter space in that area as a landing spot when putting groceries away or during food prep.