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A hidden surprise: the magic pantry

Starting with a blank slate, a brand new floorplan like the one from the Garman Homes for their 2011 Home-A-Rama home is a challenge that we love.

This particular challenge? Create a highly efficient, very functional, elegant kitchen in a defined space. While this might sound like a common dilemma in kitchen design, it’s all about how the details are handled. Here, it’s especially essential to have options for storage that make the homeowner’s life easier.

What looks like an unassuming wall cabinet, like magic, opens to a hidden walk-in pantry! We love to see the reactions to this unexpected feature.

The magic pantry was probably one of the biggest challenges of the project. Each measurement had to be absolutely precise to cover the opening so it looks like a standard cabinet. Garman has built this into previous homes and it’s become a popular and unique feature for them. We visited and measured some of these existing pantries after framing and again after the drywall was installed to get the perfect fit.

The best part? The light is automatic when you open the door!

See more Cool Stuff on our website, swartzkitchens.com.

Continue reading about the Garman Home-A-Rama kitchen here.

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