The revival of the larder cupboard is the perfect luxury storage option. Even those of us who do not like to cook can still appreciate an abundance of different foods stored in one place. Fond memories of my grans walk in pantry, her labelled jars of homemade pickles and jams standing in proud rows are evocative of the way we live today, as more of us reject the convenience revolution in favour of fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch. And with an abundance of varied and unusual ingredients becoming less unusual the larder cupboard keeps the ingredients from spoiling or loosing flavour. The same can be said for tea and coffee which should be stored away from light and strong flavours. A custom made larder cupboards is the perfect solution for all your provisions, including fruit and veg which are not suited to harsh fridge temperatures.
If you have the luxury of space, then go for a freestanding larder cupboard, and, if not, then go for a built in option. This can still be full size (floor to ceiling) if it is well planned. Older properties that already have a walk in pantry can be fully customized to create the ultimate larder cupboard, and even include where appropriate a separate sink and prep area, like the one below commissioned as part of the kitchen.
Lighting provides illumination when you open your larder cupboard door. The type of LED downlights needs to be discussed. In the kitchen, you may wish to opt for a recessed downlight which will look contemporary and neat. You can also choose downlights for under your cabinets, to create ambient lighting in the kitchen. The undercabinet lights can be surface mounted or recessed, depending on your personal preference.
The type of larder cupboard you choose will be down to personal taste, budget and whether you want part of a newly commissioned kitchen or an individual piece of furniture to match your existing kitchen of which there are many to choose from. Choosing a budget option might mean your larder cupboard is not fit for purpose, if you are limited on the type of storage that you want then consider carefully your options before you buy.