[ Plan­ning Notes ]

Ex­pert tips for cre­at­ing the per­fect pantry

Living Etc - - DESIGN / PROJECT -

* ‘The space needed for a pantry is de­pen­dent on the in­di­vid­ual’s home and re­quire­ments. It could be de­signed as a sub­stan­tial piece of free­stand­ing fur­ni­ture, or sim­ply as a cor­ner cup­board with in­ter­nals specif­i­cally de­signed for the client’s needs.’

Richard Davon­port, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and founder, Davon­port

* ‘A pantry of­ten con­tains many items that we need at hand on a daily ba­sis, so hav­ing it po­si­tioned close to your cook­ing and food prepa­ra­tion area is al­ways best, as that way you’ll be able to ac­cess the things you need eas­ily.’

Giuseppe Con­siglio, de­signer, Life Kitchens

* ‘Long-term food stor­age re­quires lower tem­per­a­tures and less light, so a pantry is ide­ally suited to a part of the house that’s darker and cooler – per­haps a north-fac­ing cor­ner po­si­tion that would make the most of un­used space and pro­vide stor­age for the pantry es­sen­tials. Im­me­di­ate ac­cess from the kitchen is, of course, es­sen­tial.’

Si­mon Ho­sein, se­nior de­signer, Mark Wilkin­son Fur­ni­ture

* ‘If you have a large kitchen, talk to your de­signer about whether you can cre­ate some sort of par­ti­tion. This will give you an open-plan room but with a sep­a­rate sec­tion. How­ever, if your kitchen is on the small side be sure you’re not go­ing to give up valu­able kitchen cab­i­netry space. In this case, you might want to cre­ate a pantry-like area in­stead. You can do that eas­ily with just a few free­stand­ing shelves.’

Nicky Line, prod­uct di­rec­tor, Nep­tune

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