Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pantry Complete

As of just about this time yesterday afternoon, the pantry work is (finally) complete. I can't pin all the delays on our handyman, as we made a few changes from the initial concept, kind of mid-stream.

First,you see the pre-pantry area, a little vestibule-like thing that serves no purpose. As you go to the pantry/laundry area, the door to the narrow basement steps is on your right, and we had some shallow white wire shelves used to store canned goods on the left. Now it looks like this:
And here's a bit of a peek at the door to the basement stairs AND a glimpse into the laundry area, with the brand new utility sink, built into it's own base cabinet, with a nice storage cupboard above. (It used to be more white wire shelves with the freezer below.)
Here's a glimpse of the laundry again, from the opposite side of the room. It's a tiny space, with a lot to take in, so it's hard to get a good angle:
Back a few posts, I showed you the ugly before of this corner, and a painted "during" shot. Here's the after:
Floor to ceiling cabinets - smaller on top; larger lower level cabinets have 3 pull-out drawers each and a larger stationary top shelf. The shallower cabinets by the back door have stationary shelves that are reinforced to be strong enough to load with cookbooks:
Even the insides are beautiful! Here's a shot of one cabinet with top and bottom doors open:
Gerry had our handyman add a "secret" drawer next to the sink. Talk about a custom fit! See:
You can't tell in the photo above, but the utility sink is VERY deep. There's a marvel of plumbing engineering in the cabinet below, as well - including a hidden faucet with its own control to fill the hot tub outside. Oh, and that's an Olga Lipats painting that we just had framed, hanging above the sink.

7 comments:

MaryO said...

Oh my stars! What a charming, well appointed home you have, Sue. Please come and do mine over!!!

Serena said...

What great changes....I think the secret drawer is a neat idea!

Shashi Nayagam said...

It all looks so lovely and bright.

Shelly said...

What a beautiful pantry. I wish my area looked as great. I do have a space, you will be my inspiration to make it happen....Shelly

BumbleVee said...

Oh, how great it looks now Sue!! It's perfect and will be fun to work around in.

I'm loving my laundry room/bathroom too. Just got a big mirror for over the sink... to make the room look twice the size....

I was telling my sister it's like living in a new house without all the hassle of having to move....

Jennifer Rose said...

that looks great!

BumbleVee said...

I'm back..... admiring your room and love the little shelf with the vase just at the entrance... a little bit of art goes a long way.... love the painting as well...