A kitchen pantry cabinet gets its name from cooking facilities on planes, trains or ships where space is limited and narrow and you have to get the most out of what you have. In the home or apartment, there are pantry kitchens generally short and narrow, and chefs using these areas find it hard to find table space and room to maneuver. There are a number of design styles you can customize to make your pantry kitchen more efficient for cooking.
The most basic and effective way to design a pantry kitchen with parallel counters against the two side walls. These counts include the refrigerator at the far end and a dishwasher along one side. Either the oven or the sink sits against the smaller wall at the head of the kitchen, creating a focal point for working in the kitchen. This triangle-shaped work area provides cooks with room to maneuver as the appliances are nicely stored in or next to counters.
If you have some spaces at the end of the counters, consider installing a pass-through window or a tabletop with a peninsula on that end. These additions will open up in the room and it will also provide areas that guests can sit or eat while the chef works in the kitchen. Color choices for your main kitchen attractions can also be important. Large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators and dishwashers can see if black or dark colors are introduced. On the other hand, stainless steel reflects the light and helps keep the room open.