With Costco, Sam's Club and all the other "buy in bulk" stores out there today pantries are becoming larger and larger. Builders are finding it tough to compete if they are offering standard cabinet pantries (even in smaller homes). The answer to this is to provide a corner pantry. It takes up relatively little real estate and eliminates a blind corner.
The problem with the corner pantry is that the Kitchen can end up looking chopped up with the floor to ceiling walls that interrupt the cabinetry. A cool idea that I have seen several times is to skin the pantry with the cabinet material. I have a builder client who has a clever term for this - "upholstering" the pantry. It looks fantastic and adds value to the home by making the Kitchen feel very custom.
After all, everyone needs a place to store a 36 pack of paper towels or a 40 lb. bag of Fritos, so why not make it look great?