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'Super pantries' frequent many kitchen wish lists

Teresa Keller used to joke that she was pantry-challenged. She often relied on a flashlight to search the deep, dark cupboard that held her canned goods and other food items.

When she and her husband, Dave, decided to build a home in Sunbury, Ohio, a proper pantry was a priority.

"I brought it up to the builder," said Teresa Keller, who moved into the new house in October. "I told them I've got to have this."

The Kellers' new "super pantry" is a walk-in, with plenty of quality shelving to store drinks, trash bags and other household goods bought in bulk. One shelf is dedicated to snacks for the grandchildren. A small door connects it to...