Space for our store cupboard
Like many readers our first reaction to creating a store cupboard was that we don’t have the space. OK, we do live in a large house (another story, this one) but large houses, just like smaller ones, run out of space – the difference is in the absolute amount of stuff people accumulate and keep. Looking around we could not immediately see where to build the store cupboard – there was no readily available wall and no pantry that can be used.
To identify space for building a store cupboard one has to think outside what is already there and be prepared to change their arrangements – like most things store cupboards don’t ‘slot in’ but need different ways of organising.
In our case, this meant that a wall cupboard of limited usefulness – it was too small for most things and too large for others – had to be take down; after that we had a wonderful wall calling for some shelving.…