When it comes to architecture and decorating, nothing beats the design porn that is Houzz! While Pinterest may find you the hack-iest hacks, the solutions you'll find on Houzz are just breathtaking. Which explains why their most-saved pantry by users in the United States is a totally drool-worthy professional built-in instead of a DIY solution.
This pantry, designed by Smallbone of Devizes, a London-based custom cabinetry company, is just stunning. Starting with the outside: The grey-blue paint (Leadenhall No. 118 by British paint company Mylands), feels both historical and fresh. The square-off cabinet faces with minimal molding bridge the gap between traditional and modern, too.
See it on Houzz: Traditional London Kitchen
As beautiful as this pantry is on the outside, we all know it's what's on the inside that counts! My favorite part of this pantry is the door-mounted racks for smaller cooking ingredients, like oils and sauces. By giving the doors a few inches of shelf space, the pantry gets extra storage that, otherwise, would have been totally wasted. Plus, it's all super easy to access. Deeper inside the pantry, slide-out baskets house veggies and fruits, and a contrasting countertop provides a bonus work surface. While we don't know what's inside the far left side of the cabinet, it looks just right for wine or stacks of linens.
Even if custom cabinetry of this caliber is beyond your reach, you can still steal the idea and add shelves to your current pantry doors. Build something simple yourself or pick up spice racks, shelves, or baskets and just hang them on the inside of the door. Just make sure the pieces are small enough to clear the shelves inside the cabinet but wide enough to actually be useful.
Do you love this pantry as much as other Houzz users?