3. This butler's pantry designed by Tracery Interiors is pretty much an entertainer's dream come true. And who doesn't love a library ladder? Which brings me to my next tip: go high! Yep, utilize every inch of space you can get, all the way to the ceiling.
4. Ever wonder how Martha does it? (Yes,Â the Martha.) While this is clearly her cupboard dedicated to exotic oils and hot sauces, if you don't have a built-in pantry, a free-standing armoire can be converted for the kitchen. Paint it the same color as your walls to fit in seamlessly.
5. Another no-pantry solution? Go with Ina Garten's method and just put it all out there. This definitely requires some dedication to neatness, but with strategically placed storage baskets, you could turn an awkward cove into a dry goods paradise.
6. This pantry is brought to you by The Container Store and the color yellow. And while you may not want to subsist entirely on boxes of Triscuits, Bisquick and Corn Pops, painting the inside walls a cheerful color could be just the inspiration you need to stay organized.
7. Josh Vogel's home in the Hudson Valley is beautifully filled with all sorts of hand-crafted woodwork. Mixing storage elements like wooden boxes, woven baskets or ceramic bowls can make your pantry feel a little more personal and less like a grocery store shelf.
8. This built-out pantry seen in House Beautiful is more like a separate room! Having a counter inside gives you another work surface or a place to stash the appliances you don't want to look at, like the toaster or a microwave. (I'd rethink hiding that pretty mixer.)
9. This pantry, photographed for Cottage Living, is pretty sweet. Yes, there's a chalkboard wall, a wine fridge and ample wig storage. But there's also a super cool sliding door! If you hate (or even strongly dislike) your bi-fold pantry door, consider this track solution.
10. And last but certainly not least would be this larder from a Birmingham, AL home designed by Tracery Interiors. I love the wood planks, the giant glass-doored fridge, the apron sink and the jaunty straw hat. I also like the low-level baskets mounted to the wall. This would be great for kids' snacks and fruit you'd want within easy reach.
Which one of these would be your dream pantry?