Kitchen pantry - built-in vs. "cabinet" style

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Old 01-23-13, 04:35 PM
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Kitchen pantry - built-in vs. "cabinet" style

We are totally remodeling a kitchen and will have a new pantry that is between the fridge and the entry to the kitchen. The overall width is about 4-5' that we have to work with and it can be as deep as the fridge is (not that it needs to be). We are trying to determine whether to make it built-in (basically a closet, framed walls, traditional french doors on the front (maybe bi-fold) or built by the cabinet shop (per-fabricated and set in place to match the cabinets).

Any thoughts on which is more practical/functional/desirable? I am thinking the built-in would be cheaper for us (as I would do the framing and hire out the sheet rock and trim work) but that's not the only consideration.

I guess my position is that I'd rather go cabinet unless there's a compelling reason to go built-in as that would mean less work for me. Any rough idea of what I should budget for a cabinet built pantry (assuming med-high grade custom cabinets).

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Old 01-23-13, 05:17 PM
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A framed in closet would be a lot less expensive to build then a cabinet, and I think you would get more storage out of it. Here is some pictures of my pantry I built. I just cut some bifold doors down a bit so they would fit. Shelving is the wire mesh stuff. Very heavy duty.



 
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My ex-wife has something very similar to Tolyn's in her townhouse.
 
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Given your arrangement, I would go with the framed closet as well. With the doors closed, you won't see the extra money that was spent matching your cupboards.
May be worth considering including a light inside.
 
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