Ben Kuhl - Oct 27 2022
Great Ideas For Floating Pantry Shelves
If you're looking for storage solutions to bridge the gap between aesthetics and practicality, floating pantry shelves may be an excellent option. These shelves can be easily attached to the wall to provide a convenient location for storing food items.
They are the easiest to access, so you can grab what you need without searching through a pile of pots and pans, closing one cabinet door after another. The priority is to keep your kitchen neat and organized; thus, great ideas for floating pantry shelves are essential.
You may have some free space in the kitchen and are still trying to figure out what to do with it.
Here are brilliant floating pantry ideas to help you utilize that space to the fullest extent possible.
What Are The Best Floating Shelves For Your Pantry?
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Floating Pantry Shelving Ideas
Many factors will come into play when reckoning with the best floating pantry shelving ideas. From colors and materials to placement, you want to be sure that the wall shelf fits the intended purpose. Monochromatic hues are ideal for chic, minimalist decor.
While open pantry shelves can be designed with various materials, wooden designs finished with veneer or varnish paint are the most popular. Glass and wire racking are ordinary in bar areas. For a rustic look, you may opt for a scaffolding board or reclaimed wood with natural varnish.
The best thing about a floating pantry is that you can see everything stored at a glance. So, your shelves can be a little shallow. Maintain a bespoke depth, depending on the items you plan on putting there. Emphasize depth on the bottom shelves where you will be keeping food baskets and platters. The higher you go, the shallower the shelves should be to keep all items visible and within reach.
Keep Your Kitchen Pantry Organized
Apart from deciding what items to place on a floating pantry countertop, it would help if you were mindful of where you want to put them. For instance, spices and most used dishes can rest on the lower shelf, while pans and platters for special occasions are better kept on the higher ledge.
Another way to organize the pantry is by arranging items according to where they are used, e.g., a tea mug above the kettle. Alternatively, have all the foodstuffs and spices on the left and non-food items on the right side.
It may sound a little old-fashioned but grouping items in clusters can make your pantry more aesthetically pleasing: Put all the jars and other collectibles in a neat basket.
Floating Shelves In a Butler's Pantry
Traditionally, a butler's pantry is a storage space for cooking equipment and food and an excellent place to prepare meals away from the guests. However, today's floating shelves on a butler's pantry can serve as additional space for entertaining. If you like hosting a group of people, consider customizing it into a home bar. Either way, you can make it an accent place within your house.
Even with limited space, a small butler's pantry can work. Find a good kitchen shelf designer to build one in a corner. Wooden custom floating wall shelves would look good above white cabinets and drawers. Mount the shelves on a brick-style tile wall with a glossy sheen. Add charm with hanging lights which will also help to highlight the pantry items on the upper shelves.
To Wrap It Up
If you love to cook and spend more time in the kitchen, you'll appreciate floating shelves even more as they let you see every ingredient you need. Sometimes, opening and closing cabinets or pulling drawers can be hectic. However, with a floating pantry, you will have an easy time accessing glasses and cereals.
Open shelves are perfect for smaller kitchens because closed pantry cabinets take up more space, robbing you of extra storage space. Again, open shelving favors a tight budget and can help you save natural resources as you'll need less wood to set up a pantry.
Hi, I’m Ben! I’m a woodworker, shelf creator, stain matcher, and general DIYer who blogs about all things woodworking and current custom floating shelf design trends. I'll even try my hand at non-shelf topics. Anyone can be an expert these days as long as they sound authoritative, right? I may even add some humor here and there (my wife thinks I'm funny, sometimes). Here's my story: Learn more.