There are many different storage options in a kitchen. Larders and pantries offer you a functional space for vegetables, herbs, spices and other kitchen essentials. They come in many forms and sizes from built-in and full height to freestanding and open which makes them suitable for any kitchen no matter what the style. In this post, we give you some ideas that you can implement in your own kitchen.
This attractive larder has been built into the rest of the kitchen. The advantage of this style is that it seamlessly merges into the surrounding décor, delivering continuity throughout the kitchen. You could imagine that once the doors are closed the larder becomes invisible – creating drama and excitement when you open them. In this particular larder, there are plenty of storage areas including drawers, shelves, baskets, compartments and wire racks on the inside of the doors – making efficient use of the space.
Full Height Cabinetry
Installing full height cabinetry is an efficient way to gain storage. The addition of pull out drawers makes your larder items much more accessible, allowing you to reach everything, even at the back. It also lets you easily organise your items into groups for quick and easy access. By utilising maximum space, full height cabinetry is a valuable feature to include in any kitchen.
Larders and pantries are great, but if you do not have space then shelves are a good alternative. You could utilise a kitchen alcove or recess and fit multiple floating shelves to create a functional open storage area for preserves, pulses and fresh herbs. Open shelves are a much more cost-effective storage solution too so are ideal if you are on a budget. They are also easier to install than a fitted, full height larder.
A Bespoke Solution
One of our customers created this bespoke free-standing larder. Designed in a traditional style, it incorporates all of the features of a standard larder including shelves, compartments, drawers and wooden racks on the inside of the doors. Although bespoke, he created it to complement his existing kitchen. The matching traditional doors, cornices and handles allow this pantry to perfectly blend into the rest of the room.
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