1950's Kitchen

The owners of this charming, original 1950's kitchen were finding it frustrating to use - largely because it was difficult to easily access supplies.  The shelving could not be adjusted and, while the rounded corners are a gorgeous architectural detail, the shape is not practical and valuable storage space was hidden from view and difficult to access. 

Simple Storage Solutions

A few tweaks and it is now a pleasure to be in.  A rolling cart holding prepped ingredients and favourite cooking oils and supplies (not pictured) is now tucked away in the corner and easily pulled out to the cooking area when needed.

 

What is not to love about these original door handles?

The Problem

While corner cabinets are always awkward, these cabinets were very deep. Accessing items meant crouching down, individually removing the items in the way, then awkwardly reaching into the dark corner.

We placed infrequently used items into baskets and tucked them into the corners.  When needed, they can easily be pulled out. 

More frequently used items are now quickly accessible. The stackable storage boxes are easy to lift out and the lids keep items dust free! 

 

The Solution

The Problem

It was frustrating digging for items.  The cabinets extend awkwardly beyond the door openings.

The Solution

Baskets holding like items are always a good idea for visually calming and practical storage. The boxes are be tucked into the corners to utilized much needed storage space. Now the homeowners can easily take down a box to select the needed item. 

 

A contemporary bread box with a hinged lid fits neatly on the shelf.

Just a few little tweaks make this cabinet work a bit better. 

A shelf riser was added to the left and tucked slightly into the rounded corner cabinet adding more accessible storage space. 

A collection of small glasses that were rarely  were placed in containers and moved to the top shelf, leaving room for more frequently used dishes. 

 

Coffee supplies were corralled into one container for easy accessibility. 

A sweet little cabinet that I believe once housed a drop-down ironing board was converted into a storage unit and used to house spices.  The problem was that the spice bottles were two rows deep making it impossible to see what was in the second row.

The solution was to organize the spice bottles and place them, two rows deep, in clear plastic containers.  The owners can now pull out the boxes and easily see the spices they need. 
We purchased canisters that fit perfectly on the narrow shelves and decanted frequently used baking and cooking supplies into them.
The solution was to organize the spice bottles and place them, two rows deep, in clear plastic containers.  The owners can now pull out the boxes and easily see the spices they need. 
We purchased canisters that fit perfectly on the narrow shelves and decanted frequently used baking and cooking supplies into them.

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