Break-through Built-In

Nicole had a weird little wall in her kitchen.  It tried to be useful, it really did. Bless its heart. “Look!” the wall desperately cried.  “I’m toootally a pantry! See all this storage here? And what about this high chair/trash can/random paper bag area?  Talk about multi-tasking! Did you notice the calendar?  Yup, I got your family activity command center, right here. What more could you need?”

But Nicole needed more.  She knew this little wall wasn’t living up to its full potential.  So she and her husband added a few stock cabinets (easy to find at any building supply store), a countertop that they made themselves, plus paint, hardware, crown moulding, and hello!  It’s now starring as a hard-working built-in that looks like it has always been there.  Love it.

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  1. Jessica H says:

    Nice use of the awkward space.

  2. Genius!!!!

  3. Jennifer says:


  4. Holy crap! This changes this entire look of the room! Adore.

  5. Great use of space.perfect.

  6. this is fantastic! applause from me.

  7. Maria from Oz says:

    From Blerugh to Lerrrrrv in one easy step, or fifteen. Either way, great new look! Lerv it!

  8. Love it!! Looks like it always been there.

  9. That looks like a really nice update on the idea of a classic Hoosier cabinet. Excellent use of space and creative use of the design opportunity! Bravo to Nicole and thanks to Lindsey!

  10. It really looks like it was always there and meant to be. Very well done!

  11. This is great!!

  12. They did a good job with using the space.

  13. Katie J says:

    MAJOR improvement…yay…I am inspired!

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