As part of this kitchen upgrade, we are building ourselves a broom closet and a pantry closet – neither of which currently exists in any form in this house. The broom closet will allow us to get all manner of crap out of the linen closet and the pantry will house food. Which is currently sucking up space in MANY cabinets right now, forcing much double stacking of dishes in our other cabinets.
Oh, and the microwave. Unless someone convinces me I shouldn’t do it, the pantry will have a shelf in it dedicated to the microwave so that it doesn’t sit out on a counter. There is already a plug on that wall since it is near to where the fridge is currently, so we should be set on that front.
Open issue here is that the width of both closets together can’t be more than 52 inches. Given standard door sizes – and needing TWO of them – I need to get creative for how this will work. We’ll likely do the framing for the sides and top and then deal with this a bit later. It does need to be framed before the floor goes in though. Gotta love a challenge.
Here is a before pic: