Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Beauty of Cabinet Space

If there was one thing I could change about my house it would have been the limited cabinet space. Even when we remodeled the kitchen a few years ago, there still wasn't enough space to store everything. Hubby had the brilliant idea to utilize the unused wall space in the laundry room and build a butler's pantry. At first, I wasn't really sure about this and thought it would make the room looked cramped and cluttered. I was so wrong. Finally after about two weeks and more cuss words than I care to repeat..........

I really have to give it to hubby for this one. The base cabinets he used are actually wall cabinets. a traditional base cabinet would hace stuck out too far so hubby used wall cabinets and built the wall itself out just enought to make them look like they are base cabinets!

The tile work is by far my favorite. Hubby just has such an eye for making all the right cuts and piecing it together like a professional. I am so proud of him. It's so nice to fold laundry and be able to turn around and place it on the counter rather than stacking it up on the dryer. I know I could use a laundry basket but I have learned, if I put it in the basket, it never makes it the drawer.

Can I tell you how nice it was to come home from the grocery store yesterday and not have to cram things into cabinets. The kitchen cabinets finally have some breathing room and I'm able to find everything I need without throwing a hissy fit looking for it. Of course, I won't say which one but, one of the cabinet is all mine! I finally have a space all to myself to keep my baking supplies in one area!

Great job Hubby!!!


Tempest Mom said...

Oh Tracy!!!! That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a stunning addition to your laundry room!!! How smart to do the wall cabinet idea for base cabninets!! Who would have thought of that? I LOVE the color of the counter top too!! It's perfect!! But... and I mean, but.. I am just FLOORED over that GORGEOUS tile work on the wall! That is just OUT STANDING!! BRAVO Hubby!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!! Ya done good!!! :-)

Irish said...

WOW! That is beautiful work! If only we lived closer, I'd PAY him to help me in our house.

Rebecca said...


May I borrow him for a few weeks? Just for handyman work, nothing questionable involved!