Welcome back! Last week we began our series on the design considerations for the different types of Centers of Activity in a kitchen.
Now that you’ve got your food prep zone organized, let’s turn our attention to the all-important pantry…
When designing a kitchen, most will incorporate a pantry. The pantry can be as elaborate as a large walk-in space with shelving or as simple as a pantry cabinet. Many pantry centers include floor-to-soffit or floor-to-ceiling storage for food which is located near the food preparation area. No matter is configuration, a pantry can provide a multitude of space to store your kitchen essentials.
A kitchen pantry is a great place for snacks and shelf-stable lunch items to be kept. If you have children, designate a shelf for healthy snacks that kids can grab quickly and easily. Keep snacks and lunch items organized in clear bins so you can quickly see what is available and what needs restocked. You can employ a similar strategy in the refrigerator with pre-cut veggies, fruit and other lunch items. Organized storage can help reduce clutter in the kitchen, and make lunch and meal prep a breeze with easy access to needed items.
So far we’ve looked at kitchen centers of activity for food prep and pantry storage. Next week join us as we look at ways to keep everyone on track in your family with the Home Planner Center!