Breakfast Nook Remodel
Give me more storage space…. PLEASE! I love our house, but boy is it lacking storage space. The closets are extremely small. The cabinets are shallow and there aren’t many. I laughed when we came to look at the house prior to putting an offer on it because it had NO pantry… NOTHING! I had to get creative. I put food in a lazy suzan type cabinet and in a cabinet next to the fridge. Not ideal, but I made it work.
I was so excited when my husband told me he was putting in more cabinets for me. I had a design already in mind. Our good buddy Greg from G.L.Cooper Custom MillWorks lic 806401 – Home | Facebook has done a couple other custom builds for us so I knew he was the man for the job when it was time for my cabinets. My husband and I talked to him and we worked up a design and he took measurements.
I wanted to have two tall cabinets and each side and a bench seat in between. Greg designed the bottom half of the cabinets to have pull-out shelves which I had not even thought of so I was super excited when he showed me those. The bench seat would also offer storage underneath. The bench seat offers extra seats for our table too so we only have two chairs on the other side of the table. The drawback of using the breakfast nook space for additional cabinets is that it made the space even smaller so we had to downsize to a smaller table.
A few weeks later it was install day. Unfortunately, I couldn’t be much help the day of the install because I had injured my finger (it was really gross!) and Jax was just a baby so Jax and I spent the morning visiting my In-Laws. I couldn’t wait to start organizing the shelves and putting stuff away that had been in bins in our garage forever. Finally, I was going to have a pantry!!! I was doing the happy dance! My hubby removed the light fixture and installed a can light for me. I haven’t decided if I want to add a different light. I haven’t given it much thought for now. I like the can light because it’s one less thing I have to clean in the house and it opens up the space more.
As soon as it was completely installed I wasted no time cleaning the shelves and putting stuff where I wanted it to go. I am constantly moving stuff around though. It is fun for me to reorganize so I am not complaining.
Before & After pictures