Would you give up a window for a pantry?
So I posted yesterday that I was ready to hit the "Place Order" button for my Barker Cabinets. We had a little bit of demo left to do so we got into that before I could finalize the order...planned to do it this morning. The back wall of the kitchen is what we demo'd and this morning I started paying attention to the kitchen and noticing all the light streaming in now without a wall between the actual kitchen and that little hallway. I was thinking about the new layout and I started thinking instead of a pantry in the back corner of the room, maybe I could put lower cabinets and counters and a window above. You can see what I'm talking about in the photo below. Where the ladder is standing is a back door. Our current plan has us removing that door completely, building a wall there and installing a 36" floor-to-ceiling pantry there. We have another back door so that's not an issue and the only time I can remember the back door off the kitchen being open is when we replaced the old wooden door with a new door.
It would not be symmetrical at all with the other window over the sink as it would be much skinnier than the other window. I would have to figure out some other place for pantry items but I have a few ideas about that now too.
So my question to all of you is...would you give up a window for a pantry?
And please excuse all the construction mess...I guess you've all been there!