A corner pantry is a storage space nestled into a corner, and can be either a built-in unit or a stand alone piece of furniture. A corner pantry can clear clutter and create a more organized kitchen and additional storage space, even in a small kitchen. Traditionally, pantries are kitchen closets for canned food, dry goods, and other items. It may be just a practical storage area where items are shelved on a lazy Susan style revolving unit or an elaborate closet with frosted glass doors that fold out revealing wood shelving. A pantry, no matter what size or style, allows the homeowner to use the often wasted space in the nooks and crannies of a kitchen. In a newer, more contemporary home, a corner pantry may be designed to sit in a corner between cupboards or appliances, such as a refrigerator or dishwasher. This style of pantry can be a hidden surprise, designed with the same cabinet decor and coordinated so well that most people will not even realize it is there. Some styles maximize storage by having double doors that open out, revealing shelving units located inside the doors themselves. When the doors are opened, the storage space is almost doubled.
A successful corner pantry is a well-organized one. Basket drawers, racks or stackable bins can be useful in a pantry for staying organized. Assign shelves for groups of items. For example, create one shelf just for spices, another for baking items and another for specialty items. Make sure items that you use most often are near the front of the pantry and easy to reach.