Posted on: 8 March 2022
If you're like most homeowners, you've found yourself spending a lot more time in your home kitchen during the past two years — and you may have also found that putting three square meals on the family table on a regular basis requires a great deal of forethought and organization. However, you may have decided that preparing the majority of your meals at home will be part of your post-pandemic new normal, and if this is the case, you should speak with your local kitchen remodeling company about installing a custom pantry in your home.
Most modern homes only have a few cabinets for food storage, which limits the number of ingredients that you can have on hand at any given time. Having a pantry is a total game-changer for home cooks. The following are just four reasons why you should discuss installing a home pantry with your kitchen remodeling contractor.
There Will Always Be Something to Eat
A well-stocked pantry means that you'll always have several available meal options. If you've ever had to drop everything while trying to prepare a meal to run to the store because you're missing one or more ingredients, you probably have some idea of how nice it would be to have a pantry full of ingredients at your disposal. Even if you don't have the ingredients for the meal you'd originally planned, you'll have enough on hand to make something else.
Your Family Will Eat Healthier Foods
Having an organized pantry means fewer spontaneous trips through the local fast-food drive-through or last-minute dashes to the local grocery store to grab something quick and easy because the home cupboard was bare. As a result of cutting back on impulse food purchases, you and your family are likely to eat an overall healthier diet.
You'll Spend Less Money on Food
Although it seems as if expanding your household food storage space would result in a corresponding expansion of your grocery bills, maintaining an organized pantry will actually result in spending less money on food. Your initial outlay may involve a bigger-than-usual charge at the checkout counter when you stock up on pantry provisions, but having a pantry lets you play a long game when it comes to finances. The extra room will make it possible for you to stock up on nonperishable items that are on sale and makes it possible for you to create more meals from scratch rather than depending on prepackaged food options.
You'll Cook More Efficiently
After your custom pantry has been installed, you'll be able to see at a glance if you have all the ingredients for the recipe you're planning on making. You'll also be able to quickly put ingredients away after using them instead of having them take up valuable counter space.
To learn more about getting a more functional pantry, contact a kitchen remodeling contractor near you.Share