Category Archives: Kitchen Organization

Space for Entertaining

Our envy of the day is the liquor display in the featured image above.  A simply stunning functional, unisex statement piece.

Have you ever dreamt of having your own wine room or bar at home?

Many of our clients that we see store their wines & liquor in their Pantry, in some random cabinet, or worst of all on top of their fridge!! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to proudly display your collection the next time you entertain guests?

Dream no more- because our experienced Senior Designers WILL find the solution that suits your needs.  We will first consult with you and determine how extensive your collection may become, and what spaces you may have that would best suit these needs. (Our designers are experts at finding the space.

We have endless materials to choose from (with a new exclusive line coming soon) to build your dream into a reality. Customizing your space will ensure maximum utility and will be a pleasure to use and to see on a daily basis. Using custom uplighting or ribbon lights, we ensure that your labels are easy to read while also providing a dramatic appearance.  Your wine room or liquor cabinet  will become a statement piece.

 

Do you also have beautiful stem-ware (maybe from your wedding years ago) that has been hiding away in a cabinet somewhere? Hide no more! We can install custom hanging stemware racks with lights shining from above to truly illuminate your glass collection.

 

It all starts with a free consultation, so give us a call or schedule your consultation today before the holiday entertainment season officially begins!

 

Booth Brothers Modern Pantry

In addition to designing gorgeous his and her closets for the Booth Brothers model home we also got to design a stunning modern pantry.

Modern Pantry

A pantry can be more than functional. Your pantry can also be a design star! We used a sky color for the cabinets with a row of ember drawers around the room.

In addition to designing gorgeous his and her closets for the Booth Brothers model home we also got to design a stunning modern pantry. #designyourhappyplace #closetenvy

Drawers in the middle and covered cabinets at the top not only offer design style, they also create handy storage solutions. Put infrequently used serving dishes or appliances up top. Then use the middle row of drawers for snacks, drinks, or other often used items.

In addition to designing gorgeous his and her closets for the Booth Brothers model home we also got to design a stunning modern pantry. #designyourhappyplace #closetenvy

The shelf space offers a lot of opportunities to store boxes, cans, or to hold bins for food stuffs. The window and bright lights offer plenty of light to see what you have stored. No more dusty boxes of brownies hiding in the back corner. Who are we kidding, boxes of brownies never get dusty! It’s the rice cakes that should be stuffed in a dark corner.

In addition to designing gorgeous his and her closets for the Booth Brothers model home we also got to design a stunning modern pantry. #designyourhappyplace #closetenvy

Perfect Pantry

Are you looking for your own stylish and efficient pantry? Closet Envy is here to help you design your happy place! We’ll design the perfect pantry, you bring the brownies! Schedule your free consultation today!

Customer Showcase: A Perfect Pantry

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you’ll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

A Perfect Pantry

Our customer in Frisco, Texas did not have enough shelving or proper lighting in the pantry. They also wanted more countertop space and some wine storage. Our expert designer took a look at the space available and came up with a plan.

The original pantry was a bit small so we converted a larger closet into the pantry.  We began the pantry conversion by adding a nice countertop complete with drawers below. There was space for upper cabinets which added to the storage space. Under cabinet lighting makes it very workable space.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

The drawers were the perfect place to store things like paper goods, napkins, and even water bottles. Quick and easy for anyone in the family to grab some water and stay hydrated.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

 

Shallow shelves were a great space for canned goods and small boxes of food. The small wooden boxes and woven baskets add a touch of class to the shelves. They make a great compliment to the shimmering chandelier. 

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

By moving the pantry into a larger closet that left the original pantry space for some wonderful wine storage. Now they have so much space for their wine collection to grow.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

The wine racks have lovely ribbon lighting. The lighting not only adds a gorgeous design element, it also makes it easy to read wine labels. Pretty and practical…that’s what makes a perfect pantry.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

Let Closet Envy Cook Up Something Special

Does your pantry space need a refresh? Let us take care of the pantry organization so you can relax and enjoy your next dinner party. Schedule your free consultation today!

Pantry Organization Ideas

Before you head into the kitchen to start cooking up that big holiday dinner, why not spend some time working on your pantry organization. Imagine how much easier it would be to cook those family favorites if you could actually find all of the supplies!

Step 1: Sort and Purge

The first step for most any organization project is to sort and purge. The reality is you’ve got to make things a bigger mess before you can have gloriously clean and organized shelves. Real Simple has these tips:

The first step is to get everything out of your pantry so you can see what you have and start sorting. Separate items into these four categories:

• Items you use every day
• Items you use less frequently
• Unopened items that can be donated to a food pantry
• Expired or suspicious items to trash

Step 2: Clean, Clean, Clean

Be honest…when was the last time you saw the back corner of your pantry? Or the floor? Can you even remember? And if you don’t know when you saw those spaces, it’s likely you haven’t cleaned them in quite awhile either. So now that everything is cleared out it’s the perfect time to take the opportunity to clean everything from top to bottom. It should be a quick and easy process since the pantry is empty, but just in case, let your family know where to find you in case you never make it back out.

Step 3: Get Organized

Now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of getting organized. Better Homes and Gardens suggests organizing by zone.

Divide your pantry in zones to keep your food organized and to reduce your meal-preparation time. First, identify food and cooking categories that suit your lifestyle (weeknight dinners, portable lunches, baking, etc.) Next, designate an area for each, with the most often-used zones in easy reach. Finally, label each zone.

It’s important to take the time to figure out how you plan to organize your pantry before you purchase any storage containers. Once you have a system in place you can decide what size and style of containers will work best for your set up.

Pull out drawers or baskets make a nice addition to any pantry. They are perfect for housing those odds and ends the invariably get stuffed in the pantry. With a pull out drawer you can see everything you have so that you don’t end up buying 18 bags of potato chips (unless you just really like potato chips, then 18 bags are perfectly fine).

Woman’s Day suggests using containers for odd shaped items.

Storing items in containers lets you throw out bulky packaging and free up some room. Square ones are the most space-efficient.

There’s an added benefit if those containers can be stacked. That allows you to use the vertical space as well as the horizontal shelf surface.

Step 4: Get Cooking

You’ve done it! Now that your pantry is clean and organized you can turn your focus on cooking your holiday meal. Because let’s face it, your family is stressful enough, your pantry doesn’t need to add to the chaos! On second thought, maybe a glass of wine is in order before you start cooking!

Let Closet Envy Take The Stress Out of Organization

Are you looking at your pantry and wishing you had a whole different design? Closet Envy can help with that. We can work with you to create the pantry of your dreams. You’ll be so thankful you scheduled that free consultation!