More Counter Space
We Need More Counter Space! In our kitchen and in yours, counter space is prime real estate. Ours has very little of it, and it’s in high demand!
To create more counter space, we decided to sacrifice some cupboard space by building a shelf for the microwave.
Want to know how we did it? Check out the how-to below.
|The starting point|
|We were willing to sacrifice this bottom shelf space!|
|Since the cupboard wasn’t deep enough, we needed to build a deeper shelf.|
|We also took down a neon light and the lip under the cupboard|
BUILDING THE SHELF
|Here she is, just needs to be painted.|
THE FINAL RESULT
|a perfect fit!|
|Here it is, without the doors added yet|
|Lots more working space! Oh, and the cupboards are painted white.|
|Here you can see the whole corner, with the lip removed from under the cupboards|
Sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference. Since our house is from the 1950’s, there was no original space for that strange machine from the future we call the microwave 🙂
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Hope this idea has helped solve the lack of counter space in your home!