A homestead pantry is the best way to store and easily access whole foods and canned goods. Whether you live in an off-grid tiny house like we do, or not, a beautiful, well-stocked, and organized pantry is an asset to your homestead. Check out my space-saving tips and tricks and learn how to organize your pantry to make the most out of a small space!
In my mind, a well-organized, well-stocked, and beautiful homestead pantry is one of the best ways to store and easily access whole foods and canned goods. Plus, for our tiny 350-square-foot house, it is essential that we are using every inch of space wisely and efficiently.
Little by little, my carpentry genius husband Brian is creating these gorgeous, efficient spaces, and our tiny house is starting to look as divine on the inside as it always has on the outside. Details like tile flooring, a mudroom shoe cubby, plaster on the walls of the mudroom, and finally, this custom-built homestead pantry are making our house feel so much more like HOME.
The Pantry Process
This was last winter’s pantry – a totally functional metal shelf unit on which we could store bulk food, glasses, and our beloved Berkey water filter. If you look closely, you can see the beautiful wood backing that my husband spent countless hours planing, sanding, and finishing.
This summer, we moved our kitchen outdoors so we had the spaciousness to finally finish the pantry. Brian created a gorgeous design with shelving just the right height for both gallon glass jars and quart mason jars. Perfect for an organized pantry. Some lovely pieces of oak and elm from an auction were planed and lovingly sanded and finished with Heritage brand natural oil finish.
We spent time this morning “moving in” to our new homestead pantry!
I’m in total pantry heaven.
Pantry Dimensions Note
For those that were curious about the dimensions, the width of the shelves was built to fit the space that we had available in our house. The height of the bottom four shelves is simply 1/2 inch taller than gallon glass jars and the height of the top four shelves is 1/2 inch taller than quart mason jars.
Now onto the walls and floors!