If you are tired of getting home from the grocery store and realizing you already have half of what you bought, you’re not alone. If you wish you could get the family involved with kitchen organization but you don’t know where to start, you have options. Custom pantry features can help you maximize space, minimize waste and streamline meal prep every day. Here at Closet & Storage Concepts, we are experts when it comes to custom storage solutions for homeowners in the greater Las Vegas area. Take a look at a few of the features we recommend for all pantries.
Install Proper Storage for Perishables
No one likes to open the pantry and see moldy anything on the shelf. Wasting food that you could otherwise eat might be costing you hundreds of dollars a year. Perishable foods like baked goods or produce can be kept off the counter and out of the fridge when appropriate. Baskets and bins that are designed to preserve these foods longer will make it easier for you to see them, without having to leave them out.
Put in Racks for Easy Organization
Trying to keep round containers of a similar size organized in a cupboard or shelf can be a trying proposition. You can never see what’s at the back, so you keep buying it over again. Adding racks for these foods and beverages looks smart, saves space and makes meal-planning faster. You may be familiar with spice racks and wine racks, but there are so many more choices now. You can even get racks to organize and display your canned goods for quick access.
Size Custom Shelves for the Perfect Fit
Exhausted trying to cram another ill-fitting cereal box onto the shelf? That’s what custom shelves were built to solve. Having cabinets and shelves built to your specifications means that you can set the right height and depth. No more food boxes bursting open or breaking because you had to set them on their side or at an angle to make them fit.
Place Pullout Drawers for Maximum Storage
Deep pantries can really increase your amount of available space, but only if you can use them effectively. If everything that goes to the back gets lost or forgotten until it expires, you’re throwing away money as well as space. Drawers can make it simple to reach all the way to the wall without having to strain your back or grab the flashlight. You can get them in a variety of styles and depths, so that they help you stay organized optimally.
You may have no idea how much time and money you spend trying to manage your pantry, until you switch to a custom design. Taking your pantry to the next level could do more than just make shopping easier – it might change your whole day. Get started today with a free in-home design consultation from Closet & Storage Concepts Las Vegas to figure out the pain-points of your current pantry and plan out a custom solution for your home.
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