My pantry closet was never large, but I was always glad for what space I had to work with after 26 years of no pantry in the old house. The challenge here was wasted space. The original 18'' deep shelves needed to be reduced in depth. Items were easily lost in the back of that cave.
First everything was removed. Wire shelves were cut down to 13''. Once the closet was painted, the wire shelves and supports were replaced.
Cutting back the wire shelves, left a good bit of usable space on the side wall. Narrow shelves there could hold a lot of small items.
Just so you know how much work Sir Old Man put into this.....each side shelf had to be measured, cut and fitted for each individual space. It seems walls are not square anywhere😒.
A perfectionist he is, and was in agony over the gap in the miter for the un-square corner. I finally convinced him that pantry police, like quilt police, will not be allowed in for inspection.
The side shelves are in and working great! Sir Old Man also added a metal clip to the end of each shelf that locks into the wire grid shelving. Believe me....those small shelves are not going anywhere.
Then my work began, as I was filling the shelves. I have a feeling that we will be moving and shifting things around for a few days before being finished.
A quick idea to share. Sir Old Man brought up an extra unpainted shelf. Since I wanted nothing sitting or stacked on the floor, he simply placed the shelf on top of the floor molding.
Now to get it all organized and enjoy the improvement.