Project Reveal: English Pantry

We’re so excited to finish off the year with a project reveal! Our Kitchen & Bath designer Megan teamed up with Michels Homes to design an Old English Pantry for their clients’ kitchen area addition. Keep reading for the full story behind the design!

3D Rendering – Design Phase

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Photography: Scott Amundson Photography

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These clients built their home 10 years ago and have since been doing small updates to keep their design current. They transitioned to a fresh, new color palette featuring lighter blues and greens. They purchased new décor, rugs, lighting, window treatments, backsplash tile in their kitchen, and new artwork. But there was one larger project looming.

Existing Kitchen and New Pantry Addition

Project Goals:

The clients desired additional pantry and kitchen storage space. Michels Homes designed an addition that would function as an extension to the kitchen, with space for a built-in pantry as well as some extra space for storage. The clients wanted their new pantry area to resemble an Old English Pantry. Designer Megan was tasked with making their dream come true.


The refrigerator was moved to the new pantry area, opening up the main part of the kitchen and creating a more welcoming entry from the mud room/garage.  To keep the style of the new space consistent with the rest of their home and to give it the feel of an Old English Pantry, Dura Supreme’s Silver Mist finish was paired with knotty alder wood countertops and colonial-style pulls and fixtures.

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Notable Design Details:

  • The combination of inset and frameless cabinets created a traditional and classic look and provided a variety of storage options.
  • Freezer drawers and tray dividers were two design elements integrated within the pantry specifically for this family’s lifestyle and needs.

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  • The wire mesh cabinet inserts add interest and are the perfect decorative touch in this otherwise practical space.

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The end result not only achieved the clients’ goals but added functionality and beauty that enhance the entire kitchen space. They love their “new” Old English Pantry.

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