I recently transformed my pantry into a super organised space thanks to some $5 IKEA spice racks. They are super handy as pantry organisers.
IKEA item used:
- BEKVÄM spice racks
BEKVÄM spice rack | IKEA.com
Spice racks to pantry organisers
It’s super simple, make the spice racks as normal and flip them upside down to create a flat surface. Now you’ve got tiered storage!
Just use one to make 2 tiers (the existing bench being the first tier) or stack 2 on top of each other and one in front for 3 tiers etc.
The racks are not attached in any way, just stacked. Which means, you can turn them back to spice racks (or kid’s book racks) if the need arises.
From there I’ve used IKEA storage containers to neaten the bigger items.
You could use the VARIERA shelf inserts to do the same but since we started our BEKVÄM collection as actual spice racks, we decided to keep the theme going with the rest of the pantry.
And because we already had them, we were able to test the idea out with our existing ones. So we knew what we were buying. I personally think the timber looks better too!
#1 Get organised with a STUVA pantry
Not much hacking involved, rather a repurposing of the STUVA system. The STUVA was destined for a kid’s bedroom, but we decided to use it for our kitchen pantry. It gave enough storage space for items. See STUVA kitchen pantry.
#2 A walk through pantry
We had a horrible time with our pantry, we bought cheap shelves that didn’t work so finally we decided to buy an IKEA kitchen. We installed it and build it such that it looked like a custom-made butlers pantry. See our walk-through pantry.
#3 Pantry from PAX closet
My kitchen was overflowing for a couple of years. So, I designed major remodels and reviewed this site for inspiration before this idea came to me. It’s not so much a hack as a repurpose. Read more of the PAX pantry.
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