Pantry closet depth/shelving
Someone posted this link on pantry lighting thread. I didn't want to hijack, but it says pantry shelves should be no deeper than 16" and preferably 14". I have a 24" deep pantry closet that is 3ft wide, builder installed 16" deep coated wire shelving along the back and I hate it!
So, following the design principles of having shelves above eye level (I'm 5'2" so let's say 5ft) being shallower, what's the best configuration if I do like the inset picture (clink to enlarge) and use the adjustable shelves on the back and side(s) (I'm thinking hinge side shelving and leave the latch side open to store larger items like the electric griddle, KA mixer, etc. I have shoved in there now - but with nothing in front of them)?
14" deep shelves at the back (getting smaller above 5ft) and 10" runs of 8" deep shelves on the hinge side of the door? 18" apart (but adjustable)?
The pantry backs up to a huge coat closet, I could steal 10"-12" from that with minor sheetrock work (I'm assuming 1 stud in the center even though only 3ft wide, I hope the center support for each shelf is in a stud - if not, demo will be easier but I'll add blocking). Should I go deeper to stand in the closet (still only 14" deep shelves in the back, but adds that 10-12" to the length of the side shelves)? FWIW, builder refused to make pantry deeper saying it wasn't wide enough to be walk-in (30" door) but he made a 3ft deep linen closet in master bath with 24" door!
Here is a link that might be useful: Pantry design - see lighted pantry with wire shelves
This post was edited by ajsmama on Thu, Mar 20, 14 at 9:53