I am an avid fan of the pantry. Whether it's a solo cupboard in the corner of a kitchen, a hoosier cabinet in the dining room, or a luxurious walk-in space with custom-built shelves, a pantry consolidates food storage in one location. This makes putting away groceries more efficient, and also makes it easier to find things you need. When we renovated, I opted to have a big pantry instead of all my food storage right in the kitchen.
Here's one little tip that has really improved my pantry: using commercial sheet pans and hotel pans to hold ingredients.