We have a house on a hill; not a mansion on a hill. Which means space is limited. Which means vertical additions are the best options. Walls, we have lots of — empty walls. And, for the past two weeks, I’ve been striving to put them to good use. I mentioned several days ago that we were going to have custom-made cabinets built. So, we did. The past two weeks have been a struggle. Cooking could be a challenge on days when work was being done in the kitchen. But the efforts have paid off. See, that empty wall underneath the cabinets in the photo on the left? It has been transformed into kitchen cabinet, shelves and even a work space for me.
We now have a kitchen cabinet with pullout stainless steel baskets and a pullout desk that converts a portion of the area into a work space for me. Now, I can watch whatever I’m cooking and still be able to work.
The cabinet has three detachable parts. The lower portion contain the cabinets with pullout baskets and shelves. The pullout desk is built into this portion. The upper part is one long shelf with a built in light so I can read the letters on my keyboard.
The third part, on the left side of the photo, are corner shelves. Like I said, we’re trying to maximize the use of space. The corner shelves may look whimsical but, I tell you, they are very, very useful and practical.
Actually, the entire kitchen was an addition to the house. But that’s another story.