Comfortable life in a small home requires organization and creative storage space.
My home, a small, 1896 bungalow (for now), was initially built as rental housing for miners (Cumberland being initially established as a coal mining town) but the then local undertakers team.
In around 1945 the kitchen was added on and, at some point between then and when I bought the house in 2011, it was mounted on proper foundations and the electrical wiring was updated from the original knob and tube wiring to current standards.
As I peel back the layers and make changes to the house, I find interesting things that constantly force me to think outside the box for the changes I would like to make.
The kitchen is one such place in the house. The cupboards are spacious and deep – but as they were when I moved in, not entirely practical for storage of dishes, utensils and so on. The first modification I made happened after my Sister in Law made an Ikea trip and picked up some shelving inserts that made my cupboards MUCH more user-friendly.
Christmas this year saw me as the happy recipient of a couple of gift cards from Lee Valley Tools – which I promptly went on line and spent on some cupboard organizing magic. The parcel arrived yesterday and this afternoon I installed the inserts and voila – organization under the kitchen sink is MINE!
|The parts - sliders, basket and screws...|
|The project space - under the sink.|
A pretty common under-the-sink view.
|Both sides installed. SO easy...|
I should have bought a third one for under
the bathroom sink!
|SO much more organized - and all the same stuff!!!|
|Left over parts - they hang on the sides and are for|
holding cookie sheets
|Good thing I have a space for cookie sheets!|
|The racks aren't fixed to the wall or to the cedar, but they|
seem to balance OK and the cookie sheets fir perfectly.
I think I will have to go on-line next time they (Lee Valley) have another free shipping event and order more magical organizing stuff!
With love across the waters…