While Stuck at Home,
Why Not Organize Your Pantry!

Many people are working from home and cooking a lot more than they were used to before this pandemic. If you are among those doing more cooking and keeping a stocked pantry, you know more than ever how great it is when it's organized. We can help you with that! Our closet and cabinetry manufacturers can make all sorts of pantry organizers. Our website's Closet Inspirations Gallery is full of ideas, and we can help you design the most useful and organized pantry your space allows.

CHW is working through these crazy times either by working remotely or meeting in a sanitary way one-on-one with our clients in our showroom (by appointment only). So when you are ready to start your project, contact us to set up a free consultation to see just what we can do for your pantry!

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Pantry Storage Solutions
Perfect for You!
There was a time around the turn of the last century when every home had a pantry. The kitchen was the heart of the home, and the pantry was the center of the kitchen. Around mid-century, the pantry fell out of favor as spaces became more streamlined and “modern.” Fast forward to today, and realtors and remodelers report that one of the most frequently asked for features by both home buyers and homeowners is a full pantry. In today's fast-paced world, having an organized pantry makes everything that happens in the kitchen easier. Whether it's an after school snack before doing homework at the island, or preparing a holiday meal from for the entire family, having an organized pantry gives you quicker access to supplies, appliances, and more while letting you easily see what you need to repurchase. 

You have a wide variety of options when it comes to pantry storage solutions for organizing your new space, from baskets and bins to drawers, shelves, and containers. We at CHW work with our clients to give them custom-designed pantries that meet their unique needs. We will ask you your needs.... Are you looking for storage for dry goods? Will you need to store seasonal serving items? Do you want to have a space for your mixer or maybe a spot for brewing your morning coffee? Do you want a sink, countertop workspace, a second refrigerator, or a beverage center?
Think about how you'll use your new pantry.
Here are some design ideas we consider to give you maximum functionality. 

The standard depth of shelves is 12, 16 and 24 inches, but custom sizes are possible. We recommend shallower shelves for most pantry items so that things don't get pushed back and forgotten. Also having the shelves be adjustable are key to storing all sizes of items now and in the future.
Floor Space
Make sure you give yourself a little space under the bottom-most shelf. This not only gives you room to store large bulky items like dog food or cases of bottled water, or those Warehouse Club size packages of paper towels. Plus, you won't have to stoop to get items on the bottom shelf. 

Key Items... Don't Be Afraid To Reorganize
The easiest shelves to access are between waist height and eye level. Put your frequently used items here. If you're planning on using bins, this is where to place them. Once you get a workable system up and running in your pantry, don't be afraid to experiment, re-evaluate, and re-organize, for example, to make kid-friendly items more easily accessible for your little ones!

Accessories are Your Friend
There are so many ways to bump up the efficiency of your pantry storage, including baskets, bins, containers, pull-outs, dividers and drawers. Here are some excellent pantry storage solutions to consider when it comes time to get organized!
Your pantry doesn't just have to be functional, it can be beautiful too! Don't hesitate to paint the walls a bright color, spend some time on lighting choices, and make sure you include all of the amenities you need like extra refrigerator space, prep space, and even a sink or additional dishwasher. Think about how much use and enjoyment you'll get with a well-organized pantry. 

If you're planning a remodeling project contact the award-winning design experts at CHW . Our design team will get to know you, understand your lifestyle, and help you to design and create the perfect pantry (or other room) to meet your family's specific needs!
Product Spotlight!
CHW regularly turns to Carolina Closets whenever we get a pantry or closet request., so we'd like to share with you a little about them. The Prewett family has been designing and manufacturing custom storage solutions for 30 years and counting. It started with Danny’s father, Loyd, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When Danny saw and loved what he was doing there, we began offering their services in South Carolina. Over the years, Carolina Closets has established a reputation of providing total customer satisfaction and product flexibility. They are committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of every customer from the most basic to the most elaborate storage solution. With both Danny’s sons, Matt & Paul, continuing this strong tradition of service and quality (and the 4th generation currently in training!), you simply couldn’t choose a better brand to purchase for your storage needs.

Check out their website for all they have to offer, and contact us today if there is a room you would like us to design for you!
of your new Pantry or Closet space!
We will waive our design retainer fee so you can see just how great your new space could be!

Expires June 1, 2020
Mention the code PANTRY when you call to schedule your appointment!
This Month's Feature Recipe
Roasted Red Cabbage & Collard Green Slaw
We are hoping by Mother's Day or Memorial Day we will be able to gather with our loved ones, which will make this salad a great addition to any meal... fingers crossed!
  • 1 small head red cabbage (about 2 pounds), halved and cut into 5 1-inch wedges, leaving core intact
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small bunch collard greens, stem discarded and leaves halved lengthwise, then sliced 1-inch-thick crosswise
  • 1/2 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place cabbage on two rimmed baking sheets and drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil, dividing evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange cabbage, flat sides down, in a single layer.
  2. Roast until browned and crisp on bottom, 12 to 14 minutes. Flip cabbage and arrange collards around cabbage, dividing evenly between baking sheets. Drizzle collards with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until collards are crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. 
  3. Transfer cabbage to a cutting board and roughly chop. Combine cabbage, collards, and 1/3 cup Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce in a bowl. Fold in parsley.

For Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce
  • 1 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Whisk together apple cider vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, granulated sugar, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and black pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Makes 1 1/4 cups.
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