Piggy backing off my last post Perfectly Organized Pantries,
I bring you more storage and organization ideas.
Unless we add an addition to our house, we simply will never have a butler's pantry- I need to get over it! Open shelving can be an attractive option- it certainly is a functional one.
By using baskets, much of the clutter can be disguised.
Clustering appliances and canisters on a shelf, instead of having them spread out on the counters, not only frees up counter space but makes for a more visually expansive space and reduces that cluttered look.
The down side of open shelving for me has always been the dust and grease factor.
I guess you have to weigh the pros and cons. The other thing of course, is finding the space for open shelves.
Putting shelves right across the windows is actually an option. (Also, notice the shelf over the window.) Why haven't I thought of this?! One of the reasons I have a storage problem is because one of my walls is windows, duh!- put shelves right over the windows!
More storage plus a place to grow herbs- sounds like a 2012 project.
Or...shelves around the windows as well as in front of them.
If your storage is out of reach- you will have an excuse to get a rolling ladder.
That's as good of a reason as any!
No room in the kitchen, shelves in an adjacent eating area- just as useful.
Isn't this pretty?
And to wrap it up,
If you have an open shelf with an open bracket, you will have a place to display a random branch.
Now that's pretty cool :) ...and functional!
Tomorrow, some more fun and creative ideas!