Pantry renovations are topping the remodel charts nowadays as they are quick, budget-friendly, and easy DIY projects. The pantry is essentially one of the most important areas of the home. Keeping food, snacks, cans, and other products organized can be challenging, especially with limited pantry space. 

Design is an important aspect of solving the issue of space. Pantries are a space to express your creativity and spend a little extra on gorgeous tiles, floating shelves, cabinet hardware, and custom cabinetry – as you can splurge more owing to its small space. Here are some pantry renovation ideas to inspire your custom pantry project!

Floating Shelves

Streamline storage in the pantry by adding floating shelves. Depending on the design of your pantry, shelving size and space will vary. The old shelving must be removed before you can begin remodeling the shelves. With the right tools, this is an easy task. The Self-Prying Pro-Bar is the ultimate tool for this task – designed to remove large floor tiles, planks, framing, sub-flooring, decking, and even shelving! Place the self-prying pro bar hand tool between the shelf and wall, prying upwards to loosen the shelf. The unique self-prying action utilizes the strength of the closed center wedge to separate materials easily.

The Pro-Bar is available on Amazon and the Home Depot.

Pull-Out Cabinets

Designing pull-out cabinets or racks allow you to store pantry items in one place to save up space in the pantry. The Pro-Bar can also be used to remove old cabinets. Its 48Rc heat-treated steel construction provides lifetime durability, allowing the tool to easily be driven between trim and wall or siding. It can also be used as a shim for leveling cabinet bases. Converting your cabinet to a pull-out style maximizes your storage space and functionality. 

The Trim Puller is also another helpful tool to use in both projects. The Zenith Trim Puller is explicitly designed to safely remove baseboards, molding, door casings, decorative panels, and even nailed or glued countertops. Its wedged center protects the wall and trims due to its larger, flatter, and wider contact area, which features an integrated wedged center that provides increased removal efficiency and prevents damage to the trim and wall.

The Trim Puller is available on Amazon and the Home Depot.


Baseboards should be installed inside the pantry closet because they hide gaps between the flooring and the wall, give the inside of the cabinet a finished look, and hold floating floors in place so they don’t “unclick” while being walked on. If you plan on replacing the baseboards or trim, use the Trim Puller to extract quickly. 

Do this by placing the Trim Puller between the wall and the board to release the seal when applying force. Once the seal is released, we suggest starting at one end and working your way down when removing the trim. This will allow you to leverage the trim to a complete advantage, reducing the risk of damaging the trim or wall behind it. Drive the Trim Puller at one end of the trim and pull until completely separated. Being gentle is key as you do not want to snap the trim.

An organized, stylish, and functional pantry adds joy and convenience to your home! Take on this easy renovation this summer with Zenith by Danco tools