Real Estate Renovations

Using My Head

In Closets/Pantrys, Design Options, Spaces on April 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM

eclectic kitchen by Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.by Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.

I have always been a person able to make a decision and to make a fairly quick decision, even in difficult matters. I think the agony of being in limbo is much worse to me than the reality of an ill-fated decision. At least with a poor decision I can be in action toward the next steps.
But with this renovation, I am REALLY trying my best to mull over and ponder all of our structural and design changes. I’m fine to do this in solitude surrounded by pictures and swatches and samples. I’m fine to do this online for hours pouring through hundreds of images. I can then really bring back some gee whiz ideas and options. ( I’ve been getting raves on my choices thus far.)
Not only do I want the space to be beautiful but I desperately want the space to be functional. It was a real wake up call to realize how much space we have that we don’t use properly…for OUR needs.
So whenever I come across great ideas that I think will actually work for us I get a little excited. Alas, the pantry space above does not work for us but I love it none the less. And equally as much I loved the tips for creating a neat and spiffy pantry from the folks over at Houzz

Step 1: Take every last thing out of the cupboard. Really — everything.Step 2: Toss anything that is expired or bad.

Step 3: Fill a bag with food that is still good but that you know your family won’t eat, and donate it to your local food bank.

Step 4: No one needs three half-empty bags of flour. Open them up and dump them into one nice-looking glass jar. Ta-da! Now repeat with any other partially empty staples.

Step 5: Put everything that’s left back in, but this time create zones. Put cans with cans, breakfast stuff together and so on. Place the healthiest choices at eye level.

Style note: Can a pretty wallpapered backdrop inspire you to keep things tidy? Who knows, but it sure would be fun to give it a try. Alternatively, you could paint the back wall a bright hue for a similar effect.

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