Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Buy the best freestanding kitchen pantry cabinet selected and recommended by interior designers. By Emily Hilton.

If you love cooking and spending time in your kitchen, then you’ve probably been dreaming of the perfect pantry. If you’ve got a smaller kitchen then you may not have the space for a built-in pantry cupboard, but thankfully, there is another option. Today we’re sharing some beautifully made freestanding kitchen pantry cabinet ideas to help you create a stylish and practical pantry in your own kitchen. A pantry is more than just a cupboard. It provides the perfect cool dark place to keep food fresh, and also serves as a place to store appliances and other kitchen items you don’t want out on display. From small pantry cupboards that double as additional kitchen surface space, to larger floor-to-ceiling pantry cupboards, there’s something here to suit every taste and budget. 

Dark Cherry Free Standing Kitchen Pantry

Dark Cherry Free Standing Kitchen Pantry

$309.99 $409.99

Dark Cherry Free Standing Kitchen Pantry

Ebern Designs

$309.99 $409.99

Description

Perfect For: A spacious kitchen with an empty corner space

What We Like: It’s made in a variety of finishes including white and dark brown

Not So Good For: A smaller kitchen space as this is a wider unit

Measuring 37 inches wide, this free standing kitchen pantry is designed for the utmost in storage space with two counter-height open storage compartments. One part of the upper cabinet contains a flipper-style door with a handy cupboard with shelving beside it. The bottom portion of this pantry houses three drawers as well as a two-door cabinet with plenty of room for food, table linens and dishware.  

Designer Advice

Utilize this free standing kitchen pantry in your renovated basement suite to create a charming kitchenette space. Place a mini fridge beside it with a microwave and small toaster oven sitting on the open storage counter space. All of your food items can be kept in the bottom cupboard with your dishware and glasses in the upper cabinet. 

What Users Say

I love this pantry! It has lots of extra storage and looks great. Good quality and it was easy to assemble. 

Old Fashioned Free Standing Pantry

Old Fashioned Free Standing Pantry

$279.99 $394.99

Old Fashioned Free Standing Pantry

Canora Grey

$279.99 $394.99

Description

Perfect For: The corner of a kitchen that’s in need of additional storage and a spot to keep your microwave or other small appliances

What We Like: The upper cabinets with glass panels make an inspired spot to safely showcase your favorite dishes and glassware

Made with a traditional flair, this white free standing pantry is made out of durable manufactured wood and stands 71 inches tall. It contains lots of storage space including a bottom two-door cabinet, a spacious drawer and a large open shelf. There’s also an upper cupboard with framed tempered glass doors with interior shelving. All of the cabinet and drawer handles are a classic vintage bar style.  

Designer Advice

Add this modern farmhouse-style free standing pantry into your kitchen with all-white cabinetry and patterned tile backsplash for a cohesive look. With the large open storage shelf, you could transform this pantry into your own little coffee bar. Set up your coffee machine and showcase all of your most loved mugs in the framed glass cabinet. 

What Users Say

This turned out great! It was exactly what I needed for the space I have available in my kitchen. It adds some much-needed storage space and looks great. 

Modern Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Modern Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

$203.99 $279.99

Modern Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Lark Manor™

$203.99 $279.99

Description

Perfect For: A contemporary kitchen that’s lacking in counter and cupboard space

What We Like: All of the interior shelving is adjustable so you can customize things to how you like to store your kitchenware

Ideal for any neutral-toned dining space, this modern kitchen pantry cabinet is made out of hardwearing engineered wood and painted in a gray finish. The upper portion of the pantry contains an open central storage space as well as a glass-paned cabinet with two small cubby-style shelves beside it. The bottom of the unit contains a spacious drawer with two matte black metal half-moon handles and a lower two-door cabinet with adjustable shelves.  

Designer Advice

Perfect for storing small appliances, this modern kitchen pantry cabinet contains a small cable management hole on the back panel for convenience. This unit also comes with anti-tipping hardware that can mount to the wall in order to keep your freestanding pantry secure and stable. 

What Users Say

I love this cabinet. The gray color is nice and looks as pictured. It works perfectly in our small kitchen and adds needed storage. 

Farmhouse Style Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Farmhouse Style Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

$454.99 $779

Farmhouse Style Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Lark Manor™

$454.99 $779

Description

If you love farmhouse-style kitchens, then a freestanding pantry cabinet with a distressed white painted finish can help you complete the farmhouse look. The distressed finish will give your pantry cupboard an antique feel, making it look like it’s been handed down through generations. Plenty of shelves provide space for you to store plates, glassware, food items, and more, while drawers provide the perfect storage solution for cutlery and utensils. 

Freestanding Corner Kitchen Pantry

Freestanding Corner Kitchen Pantry

$690 $850

Freestanding Corner Kitchen Pantry

Sand & Stable™

$690 $850

Description

If you’re short on space, then choosing a corner pantry is a great option. A corner pantry will provide you with plenty of additional storage without taking up too much space in your kitchen. Corner pantries also benefit from having more of a ‘built-in’ look, as they fit so neatly into the corner space.

Freestanding Kitchen Pantry with Hutch Cupboard

Freestanding Kitchen Pantry with Hutch Cupboard

$197.99 $389.99

Freestanding Kitchen Pantry with Hutch Cupboard

Red Barrel Studio®

$197.99 $389.99

Description

Choosing a freestanding kitchen pantry cabinet with a hutch cupboard will provide you with plenty of additional storage space in your kitchen. The upper cabinet is ideal for storing glassware and other smaller items, while larger heavier items such as plates or dried foods can be stored in the lower cabinet. An open area in the middle provides the perfect place for a coffee machine or toaster, as well as some additional surface space for preparing food or drinks.

Short Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet with Wheels

Short Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet with Wheels

$87.99 $152

Short Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet with Wheels

Red Barrel Studio®

$87.99 $152

Description

If you don’t need a full-height freestanding pantry cupboard, then a shorter portable kitchen pantry cupboard is a great option. Coming up to roughly the same height as a kitchen countertop, a short pantry cabinet will provide you with additional surface space for food preparation, or the perfect place to put your microwave or coffee machine. Rolling casters mean that the pantry can be positioned almost anywhere in your kitchen, so you can move it to wherever you need it most, and tuck it away in a corner after you’re finished. 

Narrow Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Narrow Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Narrow Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Description

A narrow pantry cabinet is the perfect solution for anyone short on space in their kitchen. The narrow size means it will fit into most spaces, whilst still providing plenty of storage for dried and canned foods, plates and bowls, appliances, and any other items you would like to store in your pantry. A classic white design will fit in with most traditional and farmhouse kitchen styles and will help you keep your kitchen looking clean and tidy by giving you a space to store anything you don’t want on display. 

Mid Century Modern Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Mid Century Modern Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Mid Century Modern Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Wrought Studio™

Description

A mid-century modern kitchen pantry cupboard is the perfect way to inject some mid-century style into your kitchen. Simplicity is key when it comes to mid-century modern design, and smooth surfaces, clean lines, and minimal adornments are all key elements to look out for if you’re looking for a pantry in this style. 

Minimal Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Minimal Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Minimal Freestanding Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Description

A minimalistic kitchen pantry cupboard in a natural wood finish is the perfect addition to a modern kitchen. The natural wood finish will work with most styles and color schemes, while the minimal design and chic hardware lend themselves well to modern or Scandinavian style interiors. Plenty of shelves provide storage for recipe books, dried foods, and crockery, while a center drawer provides storage for smaller items such as cutlery or table linens.

Traditional Solid Wood Freestanding Pantry Cabinet

Traditional Solid Wood Freestanding Pantry Cabinet

Traditional Solid Wood Freestanding Pantry Cabinet

Description

A solid wood pantry cabinet is a timeless choice that will look great in both traditional and modern farmhouse kitchens. The natural grain and classic features such as crown molding will help give your kitchen a timeless farmhouse feel. Solid wood pantry cabinets are built to last, so you can think of this as an investment that you can use for years to come, even if you move home. 

Traditional Mahogany Freestanding Pantry Cabinet

Traditional Mahogany Freestanding Pantry Cabinet

Traditional Mahogany Freestanding Pantry Cabinet

Description

If you have a traditional kitchen, then you can’t go wrong by choosing a classic Mahogany pantry cupboard. Mahogany wood is strong and will stand the test of time, so you can be sure that a traditional Mahogany pantry cabinet will still be with you for years to come. Using dark polished wood will give your kitchen a classic sophisticated look—perfect for storing wedding china and other important kitchen items.

Black Kitchen Pantry Cabinet With Adjustable Shelves

Black Kitchen Pantry Cabinet With Adjustable Shelves

Black Kitchen Pantry Cabinet With Adjustable Shelves

Description

A black freestanding kitchen pantry cabinet is the ideal way to create a striking look in your kitchen. Try contrasting a black pantry with a white or light-colored kitchen for maximum impact, or go dark and moody with an all-black kitchen. Adjustable shelves are ideal for anyone with a variety of different food and kitchen items to store, as the height of each shelf can easily be changed if required.

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Buying Guide

Walk-In Pantry

A walk-in pantry is almost as coveted as a walk-in closet! It’s a comparatively small room within a kitchen or adjacent to it. It has a mix of open shelving, sometimes from floor to ceiling, drawers, a bit of a counter top, and a utility stool to reach those upper shelves.

✋ Please note that for any pantry adjustable shelves are a great idea. You can raise or lower the shelves depending on the height of the stored items and increase the usable space in your pantry.

Butler’s Pantry

A butler’s pantry is also a walk-in, but it has considerably more counter top for when you need additional space to prepare meals—when you entertain, for example. Often, small appliances or the fine china are stored there. If you want to really treat yourself, install a prep sink!

Wall Pantry

A wall pantry is a great way to use vacant wall space. The pantry is built into the wall, and the shelves can be as shallow or as deep as space permits. Bi-fold doors work best for easy access to the pantry.

Freestanding Pantry

A freestanding pantry is a piece of furniture that stores dry goods and, when there is space, small appliances. It becomes part of the décor by matching the kitchen cabinets or by complementing them or by introducing a colorful note.

solid wood freestanding pantry is best. It will stay in place without wobbling, will not fall over and will not easily be damaged. Wood is such an accommodating material that you can make changes to your pantry when you are changing the kitchen décor.

✋ Please note that freestanding pantries lend themselves well to having windows in them (think Pennsylvania Dutch or Early American style pantries.) On a practical note, you can see into the pantry (sight out what you want) before opening the door. For aesthetics, a window here and there displaying colorful or interesting food packages adds a decorative element to the room.

Freestanding pantries come in many different styles with many different features. Here are two examples:

  • Corner pantry

True to its name, this pantry fits into a corner of the kitchen to save space. No matter how large or small your kitchen, it allows you to make good use of often-ignored real estate.

  • Slide-out Pantry

This is a freestanding unit on wheels. Pull it out, push it back in. It is open both front and back so that you have access to your foodstuffs from either side. The slide-out, perhaps, is the best pantry for saving space in your kitchen, and it provides much more storage space than you would expect. Being moveable allows you to reorder the space in your kitchen any time.

When choosing a slide-out pantry (or any with wheels), make sure that the casters lock so that it cannot take a stroll all by itself.

Built-In Cupboards

When space is at a premium, cupboard pantries can be designed to fit in with the rest of the cabinets in your kitchen. They become part of the architectural design and add to the overall décor while keeping your kitchen organized. You will find cabinets in every possible design, size, configuration and price range, from custom built at the high end to special order at mid-level to ready made (stock) at the low end. The following types of cabinets are examples of built-ins.

  • Base Diagonal Cabinets

These cabinets are beneath the counter and fit in the corners of kitchen walls. They have only one door that opens for a full view of the storage space. Most of these cabinets include a lazy Susan or pull-out shelves to facilitate access to the items stored there.

✋ A lazy Susan is a turntable or circular rotating tray, usually made of wood, used to provide easy access to foods, whether in a cabinet or on a table.

  • Diagonal Corner Cabinet

These cabinets provide continuity when bottom cabinets extend along the corner of a room. They add to the decorative appeal of the kitchen, but are smaller than other cupboard possibilities. They usually hold a lazy Susan for better space management.

  • Base End Cabinet

This is the last cabinet beneath a counter top. The exterior looks exactly like all the other cabinets, but the interior is angled to eliminate sharp corners and to provide the storage space for pantry items. It also adds a decorative touch to the overall kitchen design.

  • Wall Diagonal Corner Cabinet

These cabinets are larger than your average wall cabinets, because they are made in a trapezoidal shape. The door, however, will be the same size as the other cabinets so that the unity of the design stays constant. The result is that you have a regular-sized door and a cavernous cabinet, but the cabinet can be modified to make it more practical for everyday use. Almost always, a lazy Susan is used, even though its round shape is not as efficient in a trapezoid.

If you have never had a pantry, it can be a somewhat daunting, albeit fun, task getting it stocked up and organized. We have a few tips for you that might make it a bit easier.

  • Figure out what you eat the most and put those things within easy reach.
  • Do not go on a “search and destroy” at your local warehouse club because you have the space now. That space will fill up quickly with things that you do not use all that often if you are seduced by outrageously large quantities.
  • Divide your pantry into zones: cereal, dried foods, canned goods, soups, pet food, drinks, etc. Within each zone, keep like items together—cans of corn, cans of beans in the canned vegetable zone; clusters of fruit juice, clusters of sodas in the beverage zone. And so on. Shelf dividers will make your zones even more organized, and there are many available at a very low cost.
  • Unwrap large packages, such as paper towels, cartons of soda, multipacks of anything. Individual items fit in much better and will be easier to grab when you want one roll or one can.
  • Once you have your pantry an organized work of art, you need to purge to keep it that way. Mark your calendar (you know how often will work for you) to go through the pantry and pull out everything that is out of date and anything that you notice is no longer eaten at your house.

Best Ideas

Emblyn 73 Kitchen Pantry

Emblyn 73 Kitchen Pantry

Danielson 72" Kitchen Pantry

Danielson 72" Kitchen Pantry

Tiberius 1 Door 71" Kitchen Pantry

Lenore Storage 71" Kitchen Pantry

Lenore Storage 71" Kitchen Pantry

Olivas 60" Kitchen Pantry

Hollo 72" Kitchen Pantry

Schuetz 64" Kitchen Pantry

Coles 68" Kitchen Pantry

Sorens Swanscombe 48" Kitchen Pantry

Sorens Swanscombe 48" Kitchen Pantry

Create extra storage in your kitchen with this classic 48" tall pantry. Elegant crown molding at the top edge gives this pantry a solid, finished look and amps up its visual allure. Shaker style cabinet door and the vertical wood panels add flair and an air of sophistication. Shelves are removable so you can tweak the cabinet space to fit your personal needs. Switch up the doorknob to match other décor accents in the room for a harmonious look.

Rabin 72" Kitchen Pantry

Moravia 72" Kitchen Pantry

Moravia 72" Kitchen Pantry

Stylishly organize your kitchen items inside this beautiful 72" tall kitchen pantry. Solid wood material is durable and will guarantee a prolonged existence. Decorative X-frame all-around pattern enhances its charm, whereas weathered wood reminiscent of rustic style oozes a cozy, natural feel. Its off-white hue creates a sense of lightness, freshness, and crispness perfect for exhibiting utmost cleanliness levels in the kitchen. Always use a damp cloth when cleaning this beauty.

Hedon 75" Kitchen Pantry

Hythe Buffet 4-Door Tall 71" Kitchen Pantry

Hythe Buffet 4-Door Tall 71" Kitchen Pantry

Avis 60" Kitchen Pantry

Avis 60" Kitchen Pantry

Stash away your silverware, packaged foods, and cookbooks in this sturdy freestanding kitchen cabinet. It showcases one tall upper cabinet and a shorter lower cabinet for storing bulky items. A pair of classic recessed wooden cabinet doors open to expose two adjustable shelves, perfect for efficiently stowing variety sized items. Eight decorative hinges infuse some style into this gorgeous piece. There's a need to purchase furniture anchors to reinforce this pantry to the wall, so it doesn't tip over.

Kamryn 72" Kitchen Pantry

Halstead 72" Kitchen Pantry

Halstead 72" Kitchen Pantry

Crafted from solid and manufactured wood, this traditionally-styled pantry features four spacious shelves and one central drawer. Full extension glides on the drawer allows for simplified access to every corner, whereas tip over restraining device inhibits it from falling. Rub-through purposeful distressing type with the beadboard wood paneling introduces a charming antique cottage vibe. It's advisable to polish your pantry every six months with furniture polish to maintain its sparkle.

Rochford 72" Kitchen Pantry

Gatley 43.78" Kitchen Pantry

Gatley 43.78" Kitchen Pantry

Made with manufactured wood material with a pristine white finish, this 43" H pantry features a bottom cabinet and two open compartments. The open compartments are ideal spots to fit in your microwave and toasters, with the bottom cabinet housing cookware and utensils. Tip-over restraint device prevents it from falling and subsequently, damaging your costly kitchen appliances. This sturdy piece is perfect for small kitchens due to its compact size.

Aaronsburg 72" Kitchen Pantry

Garlock 72" Kitchen Pantry

Milford 72" Kitchen Pantry

Lewisburg 68 Kitchen Pantry

Lewisburg 68 Kitchen Pantry

Jazz up the allure of your beautiful kitchen with this country-style freestanding kitchen pantry. In-built microwave shelf lends an ultimate spot to place your microwave away from the countertop, which erases disorder. Glass doors on the top cabinet introduce a breezy twist and help break the monotony of the all-wooden piece, elevating its aesthetical appeal. Proudly display some décor accents or a houseplant on the top cabinet to pique intrigue.

Stahl 72" Kitchen Pantry

Stahl 72" Kitchen Pantry

Classic and stylish, this traditional-styled 72" tall pantry imparts functionality and appeal to any home. This symmetrical pantry in a neutral hue of black or white will effortlessly blend in with existing décor. Vertical wood paneling around the pantry exudes richness, elegance, and timelessness. A roomy central drawer and six shelves offer extra storage options, which frees up vital counter space for fuss-free food preparation. It can be used in the kitchen, dining, or bathroom as well.

Kidd 42" Kitchen Pantry

Kidd 42" Kitchen Pantry

Create a statement with this 42" H attractive kitchen pantry. Removable four wheels provide easy transport during cleaning or moving between rooms. Wooden cabinet doors open to reveal two interior shelves ideal for storing packaged food and cereals. Open shelf above the cabinets holds utensils and serving dishes near reach, whereas the top shelf keeps the microwave out of the countertops for a streamlined organized kitchen. This cart affords functional storage solutions to dorm rooms or small spaces.

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