Recently, I helped a client with a modest kitchen and no separate pantry get organized. It was tricky for the home owners to take advantage of sales on non-perishables, for instance, because there was insufficient space in the kitchen to store things until they were needed. However, the kitchen opens on to the family room and this provided a good solution.
I suggested we modify the broom closet in the family room, mere steps from the kitchen. This was a good sized space with a bi-fold door and many shelves — but the shelves were just a bit difficult to reach to be practical on a daily basis. [Read more…]