Modern Kitchen Pantry Organization by an Award-Winning Designer/Organizer

Let Us Show You How to Fit More in Smaller Spaces and Still Not Look Cluttered

Pantry cabinets and closets are a normal space in everyone’s house these days. Builders are putting in Pantry spaces in both small and larger homes. Wouldn’t it be great if you could walk into your pantry and have everything that you want at your fingertips? Calgary Custom Closets can make this space in your home very functional and usable to you, with everything you need daily for easy access. We design the pantry closets with your needs in mind.

Adjustable shelving allows more flexible use of shelves to hold items of value for storage.

Like fixed shelves, the horizontal planes are normally made of strong materials such as melamine, but their exact vertical positioning can be varied – usually through the use of uprights into which supporting brackets or the shelves themselves can be fixed at different heights.

Let us customize a well-designed pantry that makes your life easier.

  • Vertical shelf dividers organize everything beautifully.
  • Pantry drawers are specially designed to be spaced further apart, providing a better view of their contents.
  • Our drawers feature dovetail construction, undermount slides, and quiet soft close mechanisms to ensure superior quality and a lifetime of use.
  • Sliding storage shelves allow for easy access to canned goods.
  • You can adjust when you want.

Our Consultation Process

We come in for a free consultation and look at the layout of your kitchen and the size of your pantry. We always ask your input and what works best for you. We also ask for your feed back take measurements to customize.

How much does the construction cost?

  • Our pricing starts at $1200 and up depending on how you want your pantry setup.
  • We offer a free quote/consultation, with no hidden fees.

Custom designed to fit your budget and space.

A pantry renovation can be a long, costly process. At Calgary Custom Closets, we make that process as painless and rewarding as possible by giving you input over each aspect of your custom pantry by collaborating with our experts. Shelving, drawers, and baskets combined to accommodate specific needs and uses, ensure easy access, and a sense of order, in a space where items are continually required, removed, and replaced.

Design Ideas

Tucked Away

Keep food storage hidden and your kitchen looking sleek by putting the pantry behind closed doors. Tall panel-style cabinet doors could open to reveal a pantry and a refrigerator, keeping food in one central spot.

Easy, Convenient Access

In the kitchen, removing the pantry door allows for easier access and keeps the room bright and airy. Adding labels to the shelves and storage containers keeps the tight quarters organized. Another great use of space is to install a variety of horizontal, vertical, and square shelves, as well as sliding spice racks and storage bins.

Walk-In Pantry

These are usually what people mean when they refer to a pantry. It is a designated room off the kitchen used for storing dry goods, appliances, and anything else typically used in the kitchen. Larger storage cabinets are a must for this type of pantry as it will help you get all your items placed properly and save you space and organization.


More And More Storage

Make the most of a pantry by outfitting each of the three walls with floor-to-ceiling shelving. Choose deeper, taller shelves for the back wall and short, narrow ledges on each side for cans, bottles, and other pint-size products. Installing a pendant light inside the closet makes it easy to grab and go, especially a late-night snack.

Corner Pantry

A corner pantry with an angled door maximizes storage space in the kitchen. Skip expensive custom cabinetry in favor of basic shelving installed in an L-shape configuration. Use Lazy Susan platforms to capture the corners and labeled plastic tubs under the shelves to store paper goods. Lazy Susans can be cost prohibitive in a pantry as they can cost up to $2000 for the mechanism and it needs a good deal of space to have it work properly so the shelving around it would be quite small.


Options that we create for your storage:

  • Lots of option for pull outs.
  • Baskets for food
  • Interior drawers, packages of soups and other small items
  • Can and spice racks. Fits different sizes of cans and spice bottles
  • Vertical shelves for baking sheets and serving platters.
  • 3 different corner units:
    • 2 shelfs put together with joiner.
    • L shape shelf which is not as adjustable because of the shelf.
    • 45-degree angle shelf get more stuff on the shelf. Is hard to access at back

Pantry Frequently Asked Questions

What is the pantry used for? What is a pantry area? What does the word pantry mean?

The room in which beverages and food are stored.

It is a subsidiary space for the kitchen called a pantry. The pantry may be used as storage for tableware, glassware, and silverware, also some households use this room to store linens or cleaning chemicals.

What is the difference between a pantry and a scullery?

The main difference is that the pantry is a dry area meant to serve primarily as a place for storage. The scullery is a wet area meant to function as an additional kitchen for event prep and cleanup.

How much space will your pantry need?

It is largely determined by your shopping and cooking habits.

Do you tend to stock up on items and buy whatever you can in bulk? Are you the type to make three meals a day from scratch? If you answered yes to either question, your needs are going to be more substantial than someone who limits their shopping cart and/or relies on take-out. 

Where will your pantry location be?

Finding that location is a matter of determining your specific household needs.

The pantry plays an important role in the kitchen. It provides valuable food storage and helps direct the room’s traffic flow. While there is no single perfect place within all kitchens to put a pantry, there is a sweet spot in yours and working with the space you have got. If you are cooking you need to be able to wash, cut and prepare your food with ease. If you cannot, it is miserable. This is how to determine where all the kitchen features, including the pantry, should go.

Does a walk-in pantry add value to your home?

Yes, they do, Walk-in pantries are not optional; they are mandatory.

Buyers expect a sizable pantry in the kitchen and may not even consider homes without one. In addition to a major marketability boost, adding a pantry brings homeowners a solid return on investment.

What type of door is used for a pantry?

Most common are Wood Pantry Doors.

Wood doors fit in a huge array of kitchen spaces, especially when used for a pantry. Modern, classic, and rustic kitchens can all benefit from switching an existing pantry door over to one of a wood variety.

What size is a pantry door?

Usually, they range between 9 and 36 inches.

Standard pantry cabinet widths vary more than height, typically in 3-inch increments (9, 12, 15, 18, etc.) This wide variation allows you to purchase a prebuilt cabinet that will fit the available space in your kitchen. Our cabinets come in different sizes that will be a great solution for any of your needs.

Should pantry doors match cabinets?

If a walk-in pantry door should match the other doors in the home or the kitchen cabinets is a matter of personal choice. If it is a standard door, it would usually match all other doors.

Should pantry doors open in or out?

It is up to you and how you would want it, here are some suggestions.

A pantry door could be open out. If it is opened in, things may fall off the shelf, or simply the collapse of a box could cause other things to fall off than the pile of stuff could block the door from opening. The hinges would be on the inside, so you would be unable to take the door off the hinges. You would have to cut if off. If it was a small pantry, you might then find it impossible to install a new door without removing the shelves. 

Does a pantry need ventilation?

Pantry ventilation is a great option to control odors, moisture, and heat.

If you live in an environment with a lot of moisture, then ventilation is necessary to stop heat and moisture from accumulating in the pantry. Those elements can attract insects and mold.

How do I keep my pantry cool?

You can utilize a combination of ventilation, fans, windows, and possibly even air conditioning to cool down your pantry.

Your objective should be to keep your pantry as cool as possible without turning it into a walk-in refrigerator.

What temp should my pantry be?

Pantry’s temperature should fall between 10 degrees and 21 degrees Celsius.

Pantries should be clean, dark, dry, and cool. Use the “First in, first out” system for rotating dry and canned goods in your pantry to cut down on wasted product.

Where should a pantry door be placed in the kitchen?

A pantry should be located close to where the items in the pantry are first used.

This is usually the food preparation area. If the kitchen has a baking area, then a separate baking pantry should be located near the baking center unless the main pantry can be placed between the two work centers and do double duty.