During the Christmas period families have time to talk and big decisions are often made, e.g buying a new car, booking a holiday or changing your kitchen so with everyone in the midst of post Christmas clear-outs I thought it might be an idea to talk briefly about storage in the Kitchen - specifically larders/pantry's. You might find if useful if you have decided to change or modify your kitchen this year.
When designing our kitchen I chose to have a double door food larder, the top half has four deep shelves and underneath are two deep pull out drawers. Each shelf or drawer has a specific purpose - e.g. sweets and treats are at the top (to try keep out of my eye sight, doesn't always work), next is all my baking items (to prevent flour from falling everywhere I store the paper flour bag in an Ikea zip-lock bag!). Then its tins/jars/oils/sauces all in bulk, you know for when the shops close for a week :). Following next is where bread/kids snacks/spices are kept. Also bought in Ikea are white open top containers which hold all the spices together in addition to the storage rack on the inside of the door.
The drawers underneath are all dried foods stored in glass jars. Storing them that way takes so much of the bulk of bags and cardboard boxes away and can see in one look what you have or you haven't got. The final drawer has two baskets for potatoes/onions etc, keeps everything fresh.
When designing your food larder/pantry you need to put your thinking cap on and make it suitable for your families needs. Some people choose to store items such as coffee machines/food mixers/toaster in theirs. Also you could choose pullout baskets instead of drawers or have a pullout larder press.
Basically I would advise you do as much research as possible, you don't necessarily need a big area but ensure that you can store all the food it in. It completely frees up the rest of the kitchen! Iv included below a couple of pictures of my own larder and images for inspo from Pinterest.
PS it will bring out the neat freak in you!