The idea of a pantry may seem old fashioned, but these days having a pantry installed is one of the hottest trends. “It’s all about saving money,” said Donna R, an Auburndale resident who recently had her kitchen remodeled. “Having a pantry was NOT optional. We needed one organized space for our grocery items. That way I could easily keep track of what we had. I used to buy a new bottle of some things – vinegar, lemon juice – whenever a recipe called for it, because I never knew if we had any on hand. Now I know, so we save money. Another way the pantry helps me save money is that we have a place to store ‘extra’ items. I can take advantage of sales now! Before, they’d say ten cans of soup for five dollars, and I’d think, “Where can I put ten cans of soup?”
Reasons to Add a Pantry
The extra storage space a pantry provides allows homeowners to stock up on grocery items – great for taking advantage of grocery store sales, or bulk size purchases from warehouse clubs. Pantry design is very customizable. Your Auburndale contractor can build your pantry to suit your family’s needs.
“I wanted the chest freezer right in the pantry,” Donna said. “And so the contractor ran the electrical in there. A really nice feature that I’m glad we did was having a built in countertop along one wall. This gives you the space to put things while you’re getting organized, and I use it to pull out all the ingredients I need while making dinner. So the pantry saves me time, too – and with my schedule, let me tell you, there are days when every minute matters!”
You can have a pantry put in as part of a larger kitchen remodel, or as smaller remodeling project. “It makes life so much easier,” Donna said. “Some old-fashioned ideas are pretty good after all!”