May 18, 2017

Creating A Pantry From An Old Water Heater Closet | The Plan


One of the most exciting parts of our bathroom renovation is how it changed so much about the rest of our home. (PS: You’ll see the bathroom reveal soon, but in the meantime here is a sneak peek) At the start of the reno, we had our water heater relocated to the outside of our house to free up a closet in our kitchen to convert into a pantry. In a small home, we are always looking for ways to maximize the space and I’m personally excited to have all of our food organized beautifully.

As you can tell by the before photo, the closet is in serious disrepair. My plan is to finish the tile on the floor and add a treatment to the walls. I thought shiplap or subway tile at first like this space, but I don’t know if the space is too small for that. I think beadboard is the winner like in this pin! After the walls and floor are repaired, I would love to add an electrical outlet and light. The pantry is a small 3×3 foot space so adding a shelf for small appliances and other shelves above it for clear canisters will optimize the room we have. The bottom will be left for a basket to hold cleaning supplies!

There is currently a door on the pantry but since it is a tight space beside our refrigerator we may forgo the door and leave the pantry open or add a small sliding door so it doesn’t look cluttered. Here is the design plan laid out, as you can see it will be pretty simple but change our kitchen storage drastically!

Cedar & Moss Light | Bead Board | Baskets | Clear Containers | Shelves |  Shelf Brackets | Measuring Cups

Do you have a pantry? I’d love to hear your thoughts on what I should include in the small space!