Earlier this year we renovated our pantry, mudroom and laundry room. The renovation tackled all three spaces simultaneously. Today I’m sharing more insight that went into the design of our pantry as well as all of the sources!
We’ve lived in this house for 4 years now and have slowly tacked several spaces. This was the biggest project to date. One of the main reasons for this renovation was to tweak the layout of these spaces to create a better flow and use of the space. Now that the renovation is behind us it all flows so nicely and better functions for our family.
Our pantry is now directly off our kitchen, allowing easier access to all of the kitchen supplies + small appliances. We feel very fortunate to have this additional space for storage and so that our kitchen stays neat and tidy. We have a small coffee station and have a place to store the lunch bags for the kids so they are out of sight in the main kitchen but not so far tucked away that I forget about them.
Earlier in the year, our first project was creating this arched opening. You can read more about that project here. From a design perspective, I was motivated to create a beautiful sight line from our kitchen. This view used to be of mudroom that was constantly a mess with footwear, bags, coats and hockey gear – and a view of our unpainted door that opened into our garage. We moved the door into the new mudroom, allowing us to add floating shelves and create an eye-catching moment with items displayed on the shelving.
Any space that I’m designing in our home, I like to make timeless choices. So that our home can continue to look classic as long as possible. This is one of the main reasons why I’m drawn to creating spaces with a classic neutral base but then adding accents and other elements that add character or touch on current trends.
Making these classic design choices for the more expensive /permanent things in our home. Then I like to incorporate fun trends in a less permanent way though textiles, decor, paint etc.
We opted to go with white cabinets and added warm wood tones with the floating shelves. h the clear finish from Ultra Shelf. They come with a bracket and can be customized to your specifications. These are 12 inch depth and 1 3/4 inch thick.
When we designed the layout, we wanted to maximize counter space for the appliances and things I didn’t want directly in our main kitchen. I really wanted a counter hutch but it didn’t make sense sacrificing the additional countertop space. We went with mostly drawers on the cabinet lowers since they are great for storage. We went with the brass finish – I used a combination of the Ruth knobs and Brunswick cup pulls and selected this gorgeous Davenport cabinet latch for under our sink.
The sink is by Blanco. We went with the White Precis SILGRANIT Single Bowl Undermount so it would flow nicely with our countertops.
We decided to go with Quartz countertops for durability. We ordered through Livingstone, a local company. Their customer service was AMAZING and they very helpful throughout the process. They helped me find this perfect Quartz. I wanted a little interest, and described what I was looking for. The team really listened and took the time to understand what I wanted and showed us the perfect stone. We went with Silestone Calacatta Gold 3CM Polished.
The faucet is by Delta Canada, it is the Broderick Two Handle Faucet In Champagne Bronze. We’ve used this finish in three other spaces in our home and love it so much. It was the natural choice for our pantry. The faucet colour perfectly compliments the other details to create more interest while adding some warmth.
The backsplash is Mallorca white 3″ × 8″ from Centura. We used 909 – Sterling grout. We ended up also changing the backsplash in our kitchen to coordinate with the pantry. The tile is lovely with beautiful organic finish with unique, inconsistent details that adds eye catching interest.
A few years ago, when we gave our kitchen a few upgrades I was introduced to Legrand products by a local company Catalyst Electrics. Since then, we’ve upgraded several outlets and switches from the Adorne Collection by Legrand. These details enhance switches and outlets. They have a large variety of wall plates finishes to select from. We went with Brushed Satin Brass wall plates along our backsplash and Powder white wall plates for the light switches.
There is no source of natural light in our pantry so we used under cabinet lighting and also incorporated a lovely overhead light fixture. The Pantry Light is the same light that we previously had in our mudroom. We moved the placement of the light fixture so it would be centred when you look through the arched doorway.
Paint colour used on the walls in Chantilly Lace OC-65 by Benjamin Moore.
Our dinnerware is from Fable use code AMY10 for 10% off!
Our newly renovated walk in pantry not only functions better for our family but from a design perspective it makes me really happy. The sightline through the arched opening creates this beautiful moment.
This three part renovation was the biggest project we’ve done in this house to date. It required significant planning, patience, budgeting and hard work. A huge thank you to Bryant Builders who made this project as stress free as renovations can possibly be 🙂
I’ve tried to cover everything I could think of, but if I missed anything please let me know and I’m happy to answer any questions!