Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Kitchen Cabinets

We don't have a huge kitchen and had a desk area that we weren't really using, so we decided to do a bit of a remodel.   We really wanted more storage and I'm lucky enough to have a husband who can make just about anything!

Here's what it looked like before.  It was very nice and and good place to put some collectibles, but was not being utilized as much as it could have been.

I have an office right near the kitchen, so really didn't need a desk area right here. 

So out the desk and upper cabinet went to Habitat for Humanity's Restore for someone else to use...

And into the garage my husband went to start creating a new one.

 His favorite part of it--easy access wine storage!

Adding new crown moulding.  I am so impressed how he matched everything so well to the existing cabinets.

There's actually some extra room on the shelves right now.    I'm so happy with it.

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  1. I have been thinking the same thing in my kitchen, I never use the desk and hate the wasted space underneath. My Mr. could not do what yours! perfect match and so much more storage!

  2. what a great idea! it looks fabulous. way to go, talented hubby.

  3. WOW Pam the hubby did an AMAZING job on that cabinet!! It looks beautiful! Lucky you having all that extra storage space!

  4. You're right....your hubby can make anything. Super job...I know you LOVE IT!!!

  5. Pam, could you and your husband please come visit me?! Be sure to have your husband bring his tools. LOL!! He is so talented. I am so impressed by all the beautiful work he has done in your home!

  6. Yep, you are right, he is a real keeper!The cabinet is a perfect match, you could never tell. Gorgeous! Now what to do with all that extra storage? .....Fill it up of course!

  7. Pam, your kitchen is so pretty....I love it! :D I cannot get over how well the cabinet matches. I know the extra storage will come in handy since you did not use your desk much.

    I am in *love* with your pretty island!!!

  8. Pam
    Such a better use of the space. I bet the desk area before was a catch all. Hubby did a wonderful job")

  9. Your kitchen is so pretty! Couldn`t you lend me her husband for a while? :))) I would like to do do some improvements in my kichen too:))

  10. Hi Pam,

    Your husband does amazing woodwork. The cabinet looks like it was always there. It's so much better than having a desk.


  11. Looks FABULOUS Pam! Pat is so talented!

  12. Oh my, he really can do anything, that looks amazing!

  13. Hi Pam! Oh, this looks wonderful! I love it and what a handy dandy hubby you have. He really did do a lovely job! Only one thing - you didn't open the doors and show us the inside! :) You really have a lovely kitchen.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. You and your husband are really good in creating cabinets. Nice talents.


  15. Wow, that looks like it has always been there. Your husband is indeed a master craftsman.

  16. Oh My ! To have a handy husband - priceless !

  17. Ok, really! That is just amazing! I wish I had thought to do something like that in the home that I was living in previously when I still had the kids at home.
    Hugs and thanks for sharing!

  18. You and your partner are making nice cabinet in new kitchen .

  19. What a fantastic looking kitchen! I love it!

  20. Oh, the dreaded desk. I always hate the mess that brings to the kitchen. What a beautiful job he did creating a lovely piece that is so much more useful!

  21. Hi darling, oh my gosh what an incredible difference. I know you love the extra storage.. this gets me to thinking I have the desk in the kitchen probably 6' long and the cabinet above, I could easily turn it into a buffet area instead of the desk. EXCEPT: the phone sits there, the laptop for me in the evenings and the list goes on and on.. change is very hard on Mr. P right now.. so I'll have to keep this idea in the back of my mind.. love your change.. hugs ~lynne~

  22. Beautiful & informative, lol. I'm rearranging my kitchen now..
    If each man could have his own house with a super-designed kitchen, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I think, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
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  23. Pam, excellent ideas on how to research and get started. Homestyler looks like a great service. Will check it out soon!! The tips for the kitchen Cabinets were excellent. Check out our site for some custom closet solutions which suit every budget. Cheers, @Nicole:)

  24. You made the right decision, Pam! The new cabinet definitely suits your kitchen. Given the limited space of the kitchen, the cabinet is perfect to store more kitchen wares and collectibles. And it is perfect for the fridge. Now you don’t have to worry about shelf shortage since you have plenty of cabinets where you can put all your kitchen stuff.


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