Maximizing Space: Hiding Smaller Appliances in the Pantry

One of the biggest challenges in building a home is maximizing space with limited square footage. Fortunately, with a little creativity, you can optimize every inch of your home. One area that homeowners often overlook is the pantry. Many builders design it solely for storing food, but with strategic planning, it can also be a space to hide smaller appliances. In this blog post, Moehl will share some ideas for hiding smaller appliances in the pantry, allowing you to keep your kitchen counters clean and uncluttered.

Dark stained wood pantry with pull-out shelves

Pull-out Shelves

One solution is to create pull-out shelves in your pantry. Slide-out shelves with built-in electric outlets can be a space to store smaller appliances like food processors, blenders, and mixers. They easily plug in and out of hidden outlets. When you need to use them, just slide them out, and when you’re done, push the shelf back into its hiding space.

Built-in Cabinets

Another way to hide appliances in your pantry is by creating built-in cabinets. You can build cabinets with pull-out drawers that have integrated outlets, making it easy to store and charge smaller devices like your mobile phone, tablets, and laptops in one convenient location.

Appliance Garages

Appliance garages are small cabinets that sit on your countertop and are designed to house small appliances. However, if you have limited counter space, you can consider building these garages in your pantry. Appliance garages work best with items you frequently use like coffee machines or toaster ovens.

Roll-out drawers

Roll-out drawers provide easy access to hard-to-reach items at the back of the shelves. You can also create roll-out drawers in your pantry as an excellent space for storing appliances you seldom use, like slow cookers or fondue sets. Add an outlet or two so that you can still use the appliance in its hidden space.

Vertical storage

Vertical storage is an excellent option for small appliances that are lightweight and not too bulky. Mount hooks or shelves on the pantry walls to store lightweight items like mixer beaters, immersion blenders, and handheld vacuum cleaners.

If you’re looking to keep your countertop space clean and uncluttered, consider hiding smaller appliances in your pantry. From pull-out shelves, built-in cabinets, appliance garages, roll-out drawers, and vertical storage, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Not only will you gain more counter space, but you’ll also be able to keep your appliances clean and in good condition. With a little planning, you can create a beautiful and functional kitchen that maximizes every inch of space.