Smarten up your kitchen storage with a fancy pantry
In the days before fridges, nearly all homes had a larder, but today it’s something of a luxury. And while few of us can afford the space for a walk-in pantry, sales of standalone pantries are on the rise.
The Return Of Larder Cupboards
We don’t talk about larders very much nowadays. The traditional larder — a small, cool storage room used to keep foods fresh — has long been replaced by modern refrigeration. But larder love is still out there, only this time it’s more commonly seen in the form of a larder cupboard: A larder cupboard is a standalone unit that’s a cross between a kitchen cupboard and storage room. You might call it a “wardrobe for food,” as Homes and Antiques puts it.
Oh, what a dream to have the luxury of all my baking supplies, small appliances, oils, canned goods, dry goods, table linens, and serving trays all with in reach of my kitchen/eating area. Smaller cottages and homes of yest- er-year didn't have large built-in pantries so homemaker's had to find ways to make do. Hence, the unfitted kitchen concept. I've always loved the look of an unfitted kitchen and I've tried to achieve that by using a mix of antiques for various functions. A china cabinet…
The Old Rectory, Suffolk
Drawing inspiration from the English country houses from the Georgian era, this kitchen captures the brilliance of traditional cabinet-making at its finest.