So, I'm kind of thinking I can build (with the help of my dad) a pantry. We have a floor to ceiling cabinet beside the stove. It has the vent for the furnace, the stove, or something. I don't really know. I just know it's a big pipe... I store the broom, the mop, our lunch boxes, and food wrap in there. The upper part of that cabinet has hot pads, my cookbook rack, and my food scale.
So see, there's just this extra space there on the side of the fridge. And the wall is just kind of awkward. It might just be the storage solution I've been looking for.
Even from the front it looks unfinished. And I hate walking into our house and seeing that trash can. Not the most attractive thing ever. I could even do chalkboard paint on the side for my weekly menu. Or make it magnetic or something so that it was still totally functional.
What do you think? Anybody else tried adding on to your cabinetry? I'm also thinking this might mean I could reface all of my cabinets to get rid of that super 70-ness. Now I just have to convince my dad and my hubby that this is a good idea.