The Kapulskey family's kitchen is cluttered mess that's covered with boxes and papers, pots and pans, books and tools, and it just keeps piling up.
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Two weeks and $800 later is an open, spacious, organized kitchen. The kitchen looks much more open and airy. Betsy says she had forgotten how large it actually is.
All of the counter space is visible, and there is now room for a baking zone next to the refrigerator.
The "after" pantry is neat and clean, with like items grouped together and clear containers for boxed items such as cereal. Wire racks were installed on the back of the pantry door to save shelf space and make it easy to see when supplies begin to run low.
The bakers rack has been moved into the family room in order to put this armoire, which serves as a storage unit for coats, book bags and lunchboxes. It's basically a dumping area for the family's items, but it's nice and organized inside.
A drawer organizer ensures that there are designated compartments for specific things. Pens, pencils and gadgets may never be lost again.
Another spacesaving measure is a pot rack, which has been decorated with greenery to soften the hardware look and complement the wallpaper border. The lids fit right on the top of the rack so they are always within reach of the matching pot.
Storage space in the cabinets has doubled with the addition of several spacesaving wire racks that allow both the vertical and horizontal space to be utilized. There is even room left for additional items that may be added later.
The Kapulskey family is so pleased and proud of the revived kitchen, they are inspired to follow suit in the rest of house. The trick, according to Link, is to start small and take it one space at a time. Next up will be the garage. By the looks of the images below, they once again will have their work cut out for them.
- Always check the expiration dates on food and medicine.
- Always pack similar items together.
- Trade your clutter for cash — have a yard sale.
- Avoid clutter by dumping duplicates.
- Keep a notebook for all of your important information.
The Cherry family basement is not living up to its potential, but that's about to change.