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36” Pantry: How to Create a Spacious and Organized Storage Area in Your Kitchen


Do you struggle to find enough storage space in your kitchen? Are your cabinets and pantry crammed full, leaving no room for food or dishes? If so, it may be time to create a 36” pantry. This can be done by using an 18”+18” pantry or 30+6” filler. 



A kitchen is not a kitchen without a pantry. A pantry is a must-have for any home cook, as it provides a place to store dry goods, spices, and other essentials. But what if you don’t have a lot of space to spare? In this blog post, we will show you how to create a spacious and organized storage area in your kitchen!

Creating a 36” Pantry Using an 18”+18” Units


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Nelson Cabinetry Kitchen Collection White Shaker 18″ Pantry Utility Closet Cabinet


Most kitchens have a standard 18” wide pantry cabinet. However, if you are looking for a bit more storage space, you can easily create a 36” wide pantry by combining two 18” pantry cabinets. Simply remove the doors from one of the cabinets and install it on top of the other cabinet. Make sure that the cabinets are securely attached to each other and to the wall. Then, add some shelves or wire racks to the inside of the pantry to create additional storage space. With a little bit of effort, you can easily turn two small pantries into one large one.

Creating a 36” Pantry Using an 30”+6” Filler Units


One common strategy is to use filler cabinets to add extra space and create an optimal layout. This can be accomplished by purchasing 30-inch pantry cabinets and then adding 6-inch fillers along one or more walls in order to create a tight 36-inch pantry unit. This type of design allows you to make efficient use of the space in your kitchen while still giving you plenty of flexibility when it comes to organizing your pantry items. 


Gray Shaker Cabinetry P24 / P30
Nelson Cabinetry Kitchen Collection Gray Shaker 24″ / 30″ Pantry Utility Closet Cabinet


When designing your kitchen pantry, one of the most important considerations is your space. You may have a small space, or you may have a larger amount of room to work with, but either way, it’s important to optimize the space that you do have available. By using 30+6” filler pantry cabinets, you can create a 36” pantry that will make efficient use of your existing storage space and provide plenty of storage for all of your cooking essentials.



Most kitchens have a standard 18” wide pantry cabinet. However, if you are looking for a bit more storage space, you can easily create a 36” wide pantry by combining two 18” pantry cabinets, or 30” pantry with 6” filler cabinets. Thank you for reading!

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