If you remember correctly, you will recall that Ted and April had a huge pantry that we didn't have a need for. We are not doomsday preppers, nor do we feel the need for a year's worth of food storage, so we instead decided to expand the main bathroom into the pantry space and use the remaining portion of the pantry for an eat-in craftsman style table. This left us with a corner of "dead space" that we would turn into a small closet pantry.
We were lucky enough to have my step sister and brother in law come over and drywall the pantry for us a few weeks ago, which gave us a great start.
After a bit of discussion and some thoughtful reflection, we decided to have wire shelves that go across the full span of the pantry instead of shelves on each side. While down the road we might change the orientation of the closet shelves, this allowed us to get the pantry in quickly and start actually making food at our house instead of eating out all the time.