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Kitchen pantry renovation with custom cabinets

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

Creating an open pantry with LED lighting added a bright, organised space to a newly renovated kitchen.





The project


This pantry of ours was another project of mine as a weekend D.I.Y. warrior. It was great fun and we are really happy with the way it turned out. I learned heaps from this project.




It was always a bit of a chaotic pantry.




The first job was to build a cabinet to stand next to the pantry to house our coffee machines and kitchen appliances.  




Next was ripping out the pantry doors, along with the middle wall and interior.




Then I started building the internal cabinets.




Then adding some LED lightning and decorative walls.




The last part was building a couple of drawers to hold some more stuff.


As with most of my great ideas, it came from my wife. At first the idea was to put some sliding barn doors on the pantry, but we decided we liked the open look. If we grow tired of it we will put the doors on at a later stage. So far we are enjoying it quite a bit.

I put in the same wooden benchtop in as the rest of the kitchen to give it that flowing look. Having the LED lights highlights it nicely.


More project inspiration for your home


Shaunbteam's pantry renovation was part of a complete D.I.Y. kitchen rebuild, which involved lots of custom cabinetry. 




Workshop member Itai also incorporated loads of clever storage solutions in this D.I.Y. kitchen rebuild.




There are also plenty of great ideas in our Top 10 most popular kitchen projects and our collection of Kitchen storage solutions.


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