Which Pantry For You?

I’ve been asked my thoughts on pantry/larder cupboards. As explained in my squares I purchased mine from Richmond House Furniture. The reason I chose them was because I could specify my exact measurements, choose the colour to match my kitchen and spec the configuration. I actually sent them a drawing and picture of what I wanted and they produced it for me. I paid approx. £1500 for mine and it was delivered and installed in situ. Worth every penny. Happy days. What I also liked was it was sprayed so it has an even finish not the hand-painted brush marks you sometimes get.

The reason I went for freestanding as opposed to fitted was 1) because it was a cheaper option & 2) if we move we could take it with us. Something for you to think about.

I’ve been doing some digging around and have come up with the following options.

High Range

If money is no object I would go for bespoke. For the reasons given above it gives you flexibility and choice. In addition to where I purchased mine from I have also found this:

The Olive Branch– £1555 for this option but they take commissions so would be able to give you a quote. They also do this option which I love for £1390 The Olive Branch

Mid Range

Cotswold Company This is a great option for those wishing to spend under £1000 at £949. I absolutely love the colour. Beautiful. It is well made and I like the oak detailing both inside and outside. It has free delivery and if you spend over £1000 you qualify for 0% finance over 12 months too. The reason I love the Cotswold Company is because they do options in a single or double version with lots of different configurations and they come in oak, cream, blue, grey or green. Something to suit all needs.

Budget Range

Dunelm A great budget option for £599 plus £9.95 delivery. Wow! I’m not a great lover of the cream colour but for that price I would paint it in eggshell paint in a colour of my choice. They deliver it to your door and you get to choose a delivery date a week in advance. They text you the day before with a 4 hour delivery slot between 7am and 8pm. The bonus with this option is it also comes with a 16 bottle wine rack, 4 drawers (2 wicker) and full door racks for spices etc. The reviews are mixed regarding service but the good reviews outweigh the bad.

My Choice

Personally, if you want bespoke I would use Richmond House Furnitureas I did, but if you want off the peg and they have a configuration and size which suits your needs I would go for The Cotswold Company and save some pennies for something nice!

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