We were very lucky to escape Hurricane Sandy unscathed. Being that we live in southern New Jersey, I thought we would at least lose power for a while, but we didn't. And having two unexpected days off from work allowed us to get some much needed housework done. It's amazing how productive we were in those two days... I could definitely get used to a three-day work week... a girl can dream :).
I got almost all of our bedroom unpacked and Greg almost finished unpacking the study. I also put all of the knobs on our kitchen cabinets and installed some hooks and a tilt-out tray/hinges in one of the false drawer panels in our master bathroom. I will be doing the same thing on the one in our kitchen, but I wanted to do the bathroom one first to practice.
I love storage! I love having a special place for each item I own and I love creating new storage where none existed before. In my old house my brother had installed these tilt-out trays in the kitchen for storing sponges, etc and I thought it was the coolest thing, so of course I wanted them in my new house :).
It took me about an hour and was fairly easy to install, though the directions that came with it were pretty much useless. I bought the cheapest option I could find (Knape & Vogt, set of 2 scissor hinges and trays), but the scissor hinges don't seem to be the best quality. Even before I installed them they stuck a little when completely open. I think I might try something like this type for the next one: Knape & Vogt pivot hinges.
Pictures of our kitchen cabinet knobs to come!