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, we installed a light , floor and the modified door and “voila!”, additional storage. He is a very clever man.
The extra storage area is used for mostly 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….
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