We’ve been talking about adding a new shelving unit to our kitchen for years. We even had the unit picked out; we just hadn’t committed to it. That changed on the weekend; and our kitchen feels like an entirely new place!
The photo lacks scale; the metal shelf (it’s the new one) is almost 7 feet high (the table top is 8 x 3.5 feet). To the right of the photo is the stove, counter, sink and fridge. This makes a great ‘triangle’ to work from (and noticeably sped up the prep for our 8-course New Years meal).
We have 1 closet in our entire apartment. I’ve been storing our dehydrator in that closet for years and our pressure canner was stored in a crawl space above the stove (I had to stand on the stove to get to it). The Vitamix took up precious space on the 3-square-feet of cutting surface that makes up our counter. It’s an absolute thrill to be able to access any of our equipment so easily.
The shelf is 82 x 18 x 48 and will hold up to 800 pounds. It comes with 4 shelves but we added a fifth. Because the first shelf is almost a foot off the ground, we’ve gained 6 surfaces to store things. We bought it at Nella Cutlery (a kitchen supply store in the East end of Toronto).
This year promises to be our busiest in the kitchen and I’m so excited to work in this space – it feels like we have a brand new kitchen!
What’s one thing you would do to your kitchen to make it more usable?