Thursday, November 1, 2012

Storage Solution for the Kitchen/Bathroom

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!

8 comments:

  1. I love those little storage trays!

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  2. Ok dumb question.... Did the cabinets come where they tilt out already?

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    1. The false cab drawers come with pressure clips that pop off when you pull. If you open the door and look up you will see them grabbing a plastic fastener on the back of the drawer face. Use easy, consistent pressure to pull off each side.

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  3. You need to post a tutorial! I'm definitely going to do that, I didn't realize it was a DIY option.

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    1. There is also a complete kit that you can purchase from this site that I must find this morning with a host of goodies to expand storage in your home. For example the trash buckets installed in the kitchen cabinets, etc etc etc. One of our bloggers shared the site. Let me locate this site, it's awesome.

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    3. Found it: www.pullsdirect.com They sell the rev a shelf products It's a very juicy site with so many goodies.

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    4. That site is great... thanks Nadase! Amanda- I will do one when I do the drawer in the kitchen... hopefully very soon :).

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