One of the least noteworthy rooms, the pantry, acts as a repository of items for which there was no space in other rooms. In old apartment buildings, they are extremely uncomfortable and small. In new buildings, sometimes do not exist at all. Wardrobe rooms have supplanted the closets from everyday life, taking over their functions.
For this reason, it makes sense to arrange your “warehouse” for each room separately. This will require some permutations. Free space can be filled with kitchen utensils, clothes, shoes, tools, oversized items. The apartment’s arrangement with storage zones is several advantages, such as order, organization, easy access to objects, and aesthetics. There are at least three or four suitable places to house the pantry. In private homes, choosing a place is even easier.
Features and options for organizing a pantry
This room is usually a small space where it is quite challenging to sort objects. The pantry often becomes redundant when remodeling. In particular, because her role is limited to the temporary storage of seasonal clothing, unnecessary items, “masking” things that do not want to put elsewhere. In this regard, it is important to organize space, with or without the pantry. The pantry rooms are equipped with swing or sliding doors.
In the housing of large dimensions, it can also be open, sometimes – goes into the wall. One of the most profitable planning options is the combination of the wardrobe. If the apartment is small, the open pantry is better to organize in the kitchen while freeing from part of the kitchen accessories. The closet in the corner is decorated in a small workshop. If the house has an office, there is sure to be a suitable place for storing insignificant things.
In a niche or a cupboard
It is not customary to hang clothes in a closed pantry, because it will spoil its smell. Accordingly, there is no need to allocate any more space, except shelves. If there are niches in the dwelling – you should use them in full. And if the recesses are present in different rooms, the items can be distributed according to their intended purpose. Another way is to use free cupboard. The items will then occupy one plane, and the need for an empty space between the shelves will disappear.
Moreover, there is room for hangers in the closet. And also – amenities for placing an ironing board, drawers, hooks, etc. In a two-storey building, a closet is better to put in the hallway under the steps. If the locker has not yet been purchased, you should pay attention to the models with transparent doors.
You can optimize the use of space by changing the method of opening the pantry on the principle of a closet.
The hallways with a dead-end give another alternative to the usual pantry. In this case, the corridor will not need a closet, or at least, there will be an opportunity to increase the capacity of the hallway itself. Other rooms, in turn, will be free from the dressing area. An important advantage of the hallway, like a pantry room, is full freedom of movement.
This will allow for a smooth reshuffle. If desired, “there will be” new and “disappear” old shelves, and the height of their location will become adjustable. When considering excellent ventilation, the option of placing in the recess in the corridor should be considered optimal.
It is better to make a wide impasse with three rows in the form of an inverted letter “S.” A little inferior to him, but in its own way good diagonal (corner) option. Unfortunately, only a small number of hallways have a dead-end of the right size.
There are several options. It is either a closet, open/closed shelves, or space behind the wall. Theoretically, the latter can be demolished with the appropriate permits. In apartment buildings, the expansion of space is possible due to the dryer. However, this method is not worth the time spent.
It is better to make shelves and bollards. In winter, the balcony is cold, so the storage system should be closed, as well as additionally insulated. However, some open shelves are better left – for pickles. In summer, things need to be closed from the sun, for example, by using roll curtains on windows.
Materials such as plastic and plywood are suitable for assembly with their own hands. You’ll need a sealant. Decoratively you can do with the help of a wagon. The balcony pantry is the perfect solution for cramped apartments.
Part of the room
The pantry is sometimes made part of the living room. The form is linear, P-shaped, G-shaped, or triangular. In the bedroom, for example, you can arrange a partition or curtain not to violate the integrity of the interior. As an alternative, it is worth considering a combination with a wardrobe.
In a large living room with several areas, the closet will look very organic. Nothing worse with the role of space under the pantry will cope with the office. And if the house has an attic – it will be the best option. In-studio apartments in the role of warehouse mini-rooms sometimes exploit the inter-room space.
In the kitchen as a pantry use niches, and the absence of holes in the wall – add a closet and equip places for hanging items. In large houses, the kitchen pantry is arranged in an open corner. There at the same time, store household appliances, kitchen utensils, spices.
Pantry Destination Options
Among the main options use as:
- Room for kitchen supplies
- A place for toys
- Mini laundry
- Home office
In cramped apartments in the pantry, interspersed contains all sorts of devices. For ergonomics and aesthetics, it is recommended to define one appointment. One of the most popular features is the placement of a piece of clothing and shoes: the larger the room, the more likely such a prioritization.
The closet can be an extension of the kitchen in a literal or figurative sense. So if the room had a door, it is better to remove it because it will have to move between the kitchen and pantry quite often. Sometimes the pantry is adapted to accommodate children’s toys. The cause is most often a mess in the nursery and its small size.
The pantry is sometimes transformed into a workshop. The most modest apartments make a mini-office with quick access to all computer and digital technology. Relatively often in the backroom place a washing machine – for someone, this option will be economical, for others – unacceptable.
Designed for clothing, the pantry is a large module with open and closed elements. If the dwelling provides space for a utility room, it will be left only to find a furniture set of the desired configuration. And if not, the pantry-wardrobe is better to organize as a target area or part of the living room.
You will need a mirror, high-quality lighting, a number of lower closed and open shelves, and upper ones for little-used things. For clothes, functional in hooks, rods with hangers, organizers, and shoewear is created.
It is better to keep items of different people separately. Shoes are recommended to be stored without boxes. You should get rid of gift bags with small items. Clothes are sorted by category (t-shirts, jackets, pants, outerwear, shoes), each of which varies (shoes, sneakers, sneakers).
Organize kitchen space
Kitchen support is popular in the West and is usually designed for a room in a small private house. In USA, too, there is a layout, when the kitchen has its closet. Someone has such an option, and the rest will have to use as an additional storage closet.
The kitchen pantry contains either food or kitchen appliances and utensils, and if the pantry in the apartment is not available as such, then often and tools, household materials.
The locker should be placed next to the work area. There you need to put the means to store food. Preferably with content labels to navigate faster. Specially provided continuations of the kitchen in any case more functional, as they help to unload the room, remove the need for additional bulky furniture.
Extra storage should be divided into three zones: the bottom for the boxes, the average for the main devices, and the top for additional things, such as napkins and towels. What is best to store in the kitchen cupboard in the first place:
-Bottles of wine
In a closed closet it will not hurt to make a hole to access the socket
Keeping children’s things
Children’s toys eventually accumulate in small piles, and children do not want to restore order or do not have time to disassemble them. Then in the pantry should find a place for children’s clothing. Some of the things that have been transferred, in turn, will free up space for toys.
After the reshuffle, it will be easier to maintain order. Another way involves expanding storage facilities in the nursery itself. Toys should be kept on the lower tiers in several containers. The prominent place under the bed is a big place. The child will not be difficult to find and get what you need.
The upper tiers of the makeshift pantry should be filled with personal belongings. Nearby install a closet for shoes and outerwear. By optimizing the space, children will learn to maintain order. To make the cleaning process interesting for the child, you need to get baskets, boxes, and different colors.
Due to which from excessive load, the original and beautiful solution will be able to free the bathroom or kitchen. The laundry room is divided into three levels. At the bottom, put one or two washing machines.
The second option is always better: there will be no need to organize a queue. The second tier – for bed, pillows, clothes. Here on the sidelines put detergents and powders. On the third hold boxes with various items, including those that need periodic washing. A basket of dirty clothes is placed on the floor.
You can add a dishwasher to the washing machines. For the option to be possible in principle, communications must be at an affordable distance from the mini-laundry. Technically, two possibilities are washing machines near the wall or one on the other and shelves on the side.
These needs are usually allocated to a target room. Pantry-workshop will be needed by representatives of some professions and lovers of needlework. In the space of the room, then a table is installed – for small works. Nearby you need to keep a soldering station and a set of tools.
You should get containers with sections for metathesis. You will also need to provide ventilation if there was no. Part of the wall should be left to place a large board.
You can keep different laces, cables, uniforms, repair kits, and household appliances in the same pantry, including temporarily unused. All the old fittings are also folded somewhere near – locks, zippers, buttons, buttons, latch. Store storage will be useful for the pantry. The most insignificant items are better taken to the basement or garage.
Workplace – mini-office
A small-load utility room is a great place to host a laptop, digital technology, and books. It means a small room, preferably without doors, such as an open closet in front of the window.
However, if the vault is in a living room, you can safely open the door wide open and sit at the desk. Inside you will need to install a lighting device. In the pantry at your discretion should use office organizers, magnetic boards, pockets.
All you need for a home mini-office is a wake-up call that a chair crawls into it. Other nuances can be corrected or reworked. Creative people and all those who need to approach the work in an organized way should be taken into practice. The pantry with a workspace under the mini-office will make the room modern and stylish.
The style of design
Small space constraints in implementing some stylistic direction, but it will be enough for the most “home” and cozy. To decorate the pantry, styles such as Bauhaus, Provence, Loft, and Scandi are used. Bauhaus is pure functionality.
The utility room, in this case, is decorated with useful, neatly executed devices. Provence is the softness of the color palette. It is necessary to buy receptacles in pale warm colors: boxes, boxes, trays.
To stylize the vault under the loft, you will need to add iron and sc losing. In this case, you will have to work with the walls, for example, to remove the wallpaper. Scandinavian style means a minimum number of devices, a lot of whiteness, and bright accents.
This option is more for decoration rather than functionality. By mixing objects on a color principle, you can implement various styles of boho and kitsch.
It all depends on the way the premises are used. If we are talking about a wardrobe, it is necessary to pick up a monotonous color scheme. This applies to match the shade of the shelves and the wall. Furniture modules, in turn, should contain a maximum of two or three similar colors.
If the pantry is in the kitchen, muted tones or repetition of the main space’s color design are appropriate. Pantry with children’s toys should be made bright and colorful, comfortable, and safe for the child.
Mini-laundry is better to perform in white or pastel colors. Light shades are also relevant for a makeshift home office. The workshop can be performed in any color, but it is preferable to be white because its background is visible tools—the classic option for any pantry room – light brown, under the color of wooden boards.
The design and preparation of the room include the following components:
- finishing surfaces
- The ventilation device
- Lighting organization
- Choice of door and furniture
Since the pantry area is limited to a few square meters, there are not so many options for finishing. The choice is mainly between budget performance and stylish design. Paint, wallpaper, and panels – so make out the walls and ceiling. The floor usually uses tiles, linoleum, or laminate.
The ventilation is both artificial and natural to improve storage conditions. Among the lighting, devices should choose the safest, preferably adjustable models. In the dressing rooms, light can be done in all closed sections.
The choice of door is made from a standard set – swinging, sliding, or folding. And finally, the storage system is selected among the case, mesh, and frame variations. If there are many things, you should prefer the enclosure, and if the priority is order – one of the last two.
If the closet is an open part of the living rooms or kitchen, it is not recommended to change the flooring to another one. In other cases, tiles or linoleum are used. The floor is bound to be disruptive, so the key aspect is the durability of the materials. It is categorically not recommended to make carpeting: it quickly gets dirty, it is difficult to move objects.
To avoid the likely damage to the floor, whether tiles, laminate or linoleum, you need to make the ceiling and walls. What precisely in the first place depends on the dimensions. In a large pantry, first facing the ceiling. When finishing the floor should also take into account the temperature of the environment. If direct sunlight gets inside the room, the tile can partially compensate for the increase in temperature.
The work is carried out in such a sequence:
- It’s dry
- Applying a cladding layer (in some cases, you will need a crate).
The walls are contaminated by objects in the case of open structures and, on the contrary, are hidden from view if the furniture is enclosed. The second option will not need drawings on the wall, and so on. In the first case, the surface should be mud repellent. The wallpaper is perfect, the wagon.
However, for someone more familiar will look whitewash. If the chosen material is a wagon, you will need a crate. The finish, in any case, begins with grout: the irregularities are removed from the walls. Abrasive nets are most often used. This stage is especially important for wallpapering, as even small irregularities will appear on their texture.
Further, the walls are cleaned from the least signs of fungus and splashed out of the sprayer. Then you will need to dry the building hairdryer. The U- or C-type c-type c-type crate is then installed, and the final stage of the finish begins.
As usual, the top is made light: it will not be wrong if you paint it white. However, there are no special requirements for a utility room. Wherever it is, the main thing is to maintain the light at the optimal level.
The spatula is the first option, in shades from white to lettuce. Replace it, of course, can ordinary acrylic paint. The hanging ceiling is another solution. It also has lighting fixtures on it. Less frequently, but plastic and MDF panels are also used. These options are inherent for finishing in an “expensive” exclusive style. Ordinary wallpapers are also applicable. And beside them, and phliselin, and liquid.
The most unusual and beautiful option – a filling ceiling with a bright 3D pattern. It is an alternative to MDF panels for expensive finishes. There are many ways of designing, but the materials should be environmentally friendly and smelling good in any case.
The pantry, as an open part of the room, does not need forced ventilation. Closed rooms are usually attached to the ventilation system during the construction phase. However, this is not enough, and there is a constant accumulation of dust and microparticles in the air. To cope with the problem will help the gorges at the ceiling and floor.
The expansion of the air vent will partially improve the situation. A stable door is better replaced with a sash with holes. And between the door frame and the canvas, it is better to fix the barrier – that the door never closed completely.
A small air conditioner or ionizer is installed in the back room. You can also arrange the flow of air from the street. A thick curtain – an excellent option for a wardrobe – protects against foreign odors, but does not make it difficult to move.
Without lighting, the pantry becomes gloomy. And without good illumination, all the actions are slower. Based on many years of experience, table and mounted dot lamps should be used as lighting. At the very top of the room, install a rotary plafond or panel with several rotating lamps.
Furniture sections are better to purchase with built-in lighting, triggered when opening or approaching. Automatic lighting with LED lamps can be useful. Neither in the usual pantry room nor the pantry-wardrobe can not be used hanging chandeliers and wall bras, as well as other lighting devices, when using which there is a high probability of damage.
It is also unnecessary to mount lamps at the bottom of the closet because they can break from the impact of falling objects. Mirrors enhance the effect of the lighting.
The pantry is filled with systems:
The first subspecies is a design of racks and horizontal elements: shelves, boxes, barbells. The second type is a set of compartments, mostly open. Hull systems consist of a base (or basics) with all sorts of sections. Sometimes these frames are assembled from several enclosure modules.
For the kitchen, the room will need mesh baskets and hooks. In the dressing room should provide slanted modules for shoes, organizers for ties and belts. The same applies to amenities for outerwear and costumes.
Preference is given to open storage options. It is also necessary to protect from dust – it will help roomy compartments. Do not forget about modules for the means of care for shoes and clothing. In any case, the pantry is divided into 3 conditional zones. Lower for large/heavy items, the wide main area in the middle and top for rarely-used things.
There are three main options: swinging, recoiling, folding. The canvas of the swinging door ideally has holes. At the same time, in the case of rollback, they are not so necessary. The third of the common variants is a design with folding shutters, the so-called “harmonic.” The specific look, model, and size are chosen, taking into account the worker’s features, functional load, and the possibilities of the environment. Do not lose sight of the style design.
If the walls and furniture in the adjacent room are already finished in a certain way – the door will have to be selected for these reasons.
Therefore, the door design is better to choose in advance. Recent trends point to the need for consistency in the colors of doors and walls, rather than contrasting them. Do not dwell on the need for doors. Sometimes it’s better to have something like a partition or a curtain.
As a rule, the arrangement of the pantry takes place without much technical difficulties. However, this is a time-consuming process, especially if you do everything with your own hands. You should start with thoughts about why you need a pantry.
It is possible that it is possible to do without it or even to reschedule the space with the corresponding transformations. The living space owners remodel the pantry into a wardrobe or a mini-warehouse for food and kitchen utensils.
Some even turn the closet into a laundry room. The most creative can make it a workplace for a computer. The repair of the pantry room consists of a number of mandatory components.
First, the style and finishing materials are chosen. The ventilation is then arranged. When the walls are ready, it will be the turn to install the storage system. Then the lighting is done – the final stage of the work. After all these actions, all that’s left is to organize things.