I have a pantry suggestion... Ventilate!
We learn so much AFTER the remodel is completed.
My pantry suggestion, after living with my new pantry for almost a year now, is to ventilate your pantry. My foods are picking up odors from the pantry and I hate the taste. Even a fairly new box of cereal takes on this taste. I'm going to have to get someone out here to help me remedy this.
Another suggestion while I'm at it.. I would put all electrical switches in the kitchen/dining area grouped in one spot. I suggested this during construction and was told that would not be most efficient.. I should not have listened. I would like to stand in one spot and regulate the lighting from there. Why walk around the room searching for switches?
Just thought I would pass along a couple of things that irritate me so that I might be able to help someone else.