A custom pantry could be the key to hosting your next holiday party without a hitch.
The holidays have arrived and, for those who love to entertain, that means one thing—lots of opportunities to gather, celebrate and make wonderful memories. Hosting a holiday party is the perfect way to reconnect with the people in your life. But did you know that a new custom pantry can transform the way in which you host your next gathering?
A new custom pantry is the perfect investment, as you’ll have the storage space you need to prepare and entertain efficiently and in style. Plus, you’ll have a fabulous talking point as you show off your brand new pantry to friends and family. Let’s explore how a custom-built pantry can benefit your next gathering.
Preparation is Faster When You’re Well-Organized
Organization is key to cutting your preparation time. When you have precisely what you need, when you need it—without having to embark upon the next great holiday cinnamon hunt—you’ll be well-positioned to prepare food quickly and easily.
A custom pantry is the perfect choice for anyone who’s looking to improve their kitchen’s organization and overall efficiency. You can create a custom pantry design that allows you to stow your foods and kitchen wares in a way that’s intuitive and easy to find. Plus, you’ll be able to collect all of your ingredients in record time when you don’t need to set off on a 15-minute search for frosting.
Co-Cooking is Easier With a Custom Pantry
While some party hosts will cook up everything well in advance, some entertainers prefer to prepare food in the moment. In fact, for some folks, cooking together is half the fun! So if others will be joining you in the kitchen for your next holiday dinner party or gathering, you’ll find a new appreciation for a new custom pantry.
Modern pantries are designed in a way that allows for maximum efficiency in terms of space and usage. Instead of having to blindly sift through shelves covered with cans, jars, boxes, bottles, and jugs, visitors will find that it’s all laid out in an intuitive, search-friendly manner. That’s thanks to your custom pantry’s wide array of shelving and storage spaces. This means that asking your sister to grab a few ingredients should prove to be quite simple and straightforward.
Your Guests Will Love Exploring Your New Pantry
Hosting a holiday party can leave you feeling ambivalent, as you’re excited to host the gathering, but keeping your family and friends entertained can be a challenge. This is particularly true of holiday get-togethers, as we tend to invite family whom we may not see on a regular basis. And sometimes, genetics are the only thing you’ll have in common. This can translate into a tremendous potential for awkward silences. Of course, as a host, those awkward silences are the stuff of nightmares, so it’s great to have a few never-fail talking points in your pocket.
When hosting a get-together, it’s always fun to show off a newly-revamped area of your home. Your new custom pantry is the perfect talking point, since your guests are certain to love the clean, organized design of your new space. You’ll also have more room to entertain if you include lots of storage space for appliances and other items that would otherwise occupy a significant amount of counter space.
Picking the Perfect Type of Pantry
Choosing the ideal type of pantry is important, but what are the options? Well, there are generally two types of pantries: reach-in and walk-in pantries. If you’re remodeling, you can choose the type of pantry that you prefer; otherwise, you may be limited to whatever your existing pantry space happens to be.
A reach-in pantry is precisely what it sounds like and it’s more akin to a typical closet, whereas a walk-in pantry is larger and more similar to a walk-in closet. In some older homes or homes without a natural pantry area, it may be possible to create a wardrobe-style reach-in pantry. A reach-in is perfect if you prefer smaller, more intimate get-togethers that require less cooking and, therefore, less ingredient storage space, while a walk-in closet is much more suitable if you love big parties—or just happen to have a big family or social group and need a bit more help organizing before you entertain.
Custom Design Makes Hosting a Holiday Party a Piece of Cake
A good pantry organization system should be extremely efficient, ideally with adjustable shelving that allows you to rearrange shelves and other components in order to accommodate everything from jars, bottles, boxes, bags, and cans to small appliances, dinnerware, and kitchen wares. You’ll also want to ensure that your new pantry has lots of different types of storage areas, including shelving, pull-out racks, trays, and drawers. This will allow you to stow anything and everything, whether it’s a few bottles of wine, your spices, canned food or miscellaneous ingredients to fuel your culinary adventures.
At Closet America, we’ll create the perfect custom pantry in your Washington, DC-area home. We’ll work with you to develop a design that matches your personal style and your organizational needs. We invite you to schedule a free design consultation today so you can start the new year with an incredible new custom pantry that’s sure to be the envy of your friends and family.
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