This is a special post due to a comment I received from Carol at http://cas-anoasisinthedesert.blogspot.com/ She asked,” What is the cupboard/doorway above the pantry?” in my latest post, And then there was a kitchen…Well this was a great idea my husband had when we knew we would be replacing the back door leading to the porch. It was damaged and I wanted a french door, so we salvaged the old door (lower section) using it for a new storage area in the top section of the pantry. The original corner pantry had a ceiling of 11’2″ and was not accessable, so it was wasted space. In these old houses there is never enough storage space, so a hole had to be cut in the wall above the pantry, he installed a light , floor and the modified door and “voila!”, additional storage. He is a very clever man.
The extra storage area is used mostly for seldom used small appliances, decorative Christmas dishware etc. Yes, it can only be accessed using a ladder but if I ask nicely, my wonderful husband helps me out and I get to enjoy the view….
Oh honey, please get me the punch bowl… and the roaster… oh and the juicer….etc. etc. etc.
Please always feel free to ask me questions anytime, I love hearing from you and maybe you will receive a special post too, Thanks Carol