Kitchen Pantry Wire Shelf Idea

October 4, 2012 by  

Take Off A Door & Put In a Pantry Wire Shelf?

Who does that? Me! We took off the pantry door and used a pantry wire shelf mounted to the wall to increase storage space and room. I previously had been using a door hanging pantry wire shelf and I did like that option, but we have such a small space between our counter and wall to get into our pantry. We also keep a trashcan in that space.  So.. I decided to have Dave take off the door (we kept it open all the time anyway) and we mounted a wire shelf on the wall to add to our pantry space.

pantry wire shelf

These shelves were just a little deeper than my door mounted shelves. So we were able to put the 2 liter bottles of pop and larger cans of soup on them, where we weren’t able to with the door mount.  My little green bucket I attached, that is where we keep all our chip clips.

pantry wire shelf

Here is what we had previously. This over the door pantry wire shelf  was helpful, but didn’t give me as many shelves to work with and they weren’t as deep.  But if you like to close the door to your pantry, this is still a great option to increase your space.

pantry wire shelf

I was considering having Dave build me shelves on the wall, and we saw this when we were in Home Depot and decided it would work. I’m really happy with it.

pantry wire shelf

Of course we still have the door, so that if we decide to move or change our minds, we can always take this back off the wall and put the pantry door back on.

It’s ok to think a little outside the box with your home. We don’t always have to stay within what we think is “socially acceptable”. I’m one who tends to be much more practical and would rather have options that work for my family and are functional, rather than trying to impress the masses with my picture perfect home.

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9 Responses to “Kitchen Pantry Wire Shelf Idea”
  1. Melissa says:

    I like this!! But, I’m curious … can you show us what your now open pantry looks like without a door?

  2. Sandy says:

    Thanks Melissa, post will be coming later on that.

  3. Rosey says:

    I think it looks just fine!! Love the bucket for chip clips idea too.

  4. Damian says:

    Nice idea to rethink how you organize your pantry. And wire shelves are great for nearly any space!

  5. Andrea Smith says:


    I don’t know if this would have worked for your pantry, especially since you like it open, but there are new hinges designed to get the door completely out of the door way. They were created to make doorways more open for folks in wheelchairs. I just started using them on pantries when I design for ShelfGenie so we don’t waste any space. You can find them at Lowe’s.

  6. kasia says:

    hi sandy, i love your new pantry wire shelf. where did you get the new one?
    i want one badly.
    thank you so much

  7. Sandy says:

    I think it was Home Depot. If not.. then Lowes. Thanks!

  8. Sandy says:

    Thanks Andrea. With the wall where it was, I don’t know that it would have helped in my situation, but it’s good for others to know. :)

  9. kasia says:

    thank you so much for the info.

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