When we decided to forgoe the guest room for a walk-in pantry, I felt guilty. I don't want people to feel unwelcome, I just need them to sleep in the 3 yr. old camp trailer in my driveway. We have a suite, it just happens to be out the front door. I no longer feel even the slightest degree of guilt. I love my new pantry. The only thing left is an island in the middle with more storage below it for folding laundry. One must have a great place to fold laundry.
The new pantry isn't large but filled with floor to ceiling shelves it should do the trick. So far all four wall are full of new shelving. I still may paint the walls themselves and the wood used as bracing and cleats but I can do that this winter. For now I am moving into my new space. I keep hearing "Come on out and be part of the family!" But I must admit I just don't want to. I love it in there. I spent quite a bit of time measuring all the things I planned to store in here so canning boxes and jars stacked two high would fit. I even have a spot for the ironing board and iron but it isn't in this picture. It is to the right of the vacuum. It is so nice for everything to finally have a place. Only a few things left to put in here and the old pantry will be empty. Then that space will be ready to have the bathroom expanded into it. I need a spa bathroom next. It will likely be next year as I think our project list is complete for this one.