A well-planned walk-in grocery cupboard is a must in every kitchen.
Pictures: Michigan Behn
“As a mom with two young children, I spend a good part of my day making numerous trips to my walk-in grocery cupboard to get my children snacks, make lunchboxes, and to prepare meals. And over the years I have realised that the only way to be more efficient in the kitchen, is to be well organised,” says interior designer Lisa Walters-Hunter.
Besides getting more organised, Lisa wanted the pantry part of the kitchen to look well planned out, tastefully styled, and beautiful – but at the same time in keeping with the look and feel of the rest of her home.
“To start with, I replaced the dreary wall lighting fixture with a glam decorative feature light that instantly smartened up the space adding sufficient light.
“Because the grocery space is fitted below a staircase and there’s an awkward angled wall, I decorated the wall with art I had collected, and an antique wall sconce/ hooks for tote bags which I can grab when on the run with my children. Lastly, I had fun sourcing interesting ways to store grocery items to make the space aesthetically pleasing.”
Lisa points out that because her home is decorated in shades of neutral tones, she kept the storage items in the same colour palette so that all would live together, blend well and complement each other. “Use your imagination and have fun,” says Lisa.
Find my style: Rattan and wood storage boxes, H & M Home; Glass food storage containers with lids, Mr Price Home; Black bread bin, Woolworths; Clear and wood storage canisters, The Home Edit available from @home; Various dustpans, Mr Price Home.