When you live in an old house, storage is a highly-prized commodity. In the olden days, homes were taxed on their number of rooms. Closets were counted as a room so many older houses have as few closets as possible to help keep real estate taxes down. We have one closet in our house on the second floor. It’s a really long closet stretching from one bedroom to the next. Although it’s like a bowling alley for clothes, it doesn’t solve our kitchen storage problem. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Say hello to my new kitchen hutch! I really hadn’t thought about getting a new cabinet, but I saw this cutie online and the price was right.
Increased kitchen storage is such a blessing! I’ve kind of been on an organization kick lately and a surprising benefit of this initiative is lower stress! Getting rid of messy piles and having ample storage is giving a lift to my spirits!
Before getting this new little hutch, this corner of the kitchen featured an open shelf and an old bead board cabinet. The ironstone is pretty on display, but it did require extra cleaning (added stress). The old cabinet, which I love, isn’t ideal for kitchen storage because of the single small door.
My bead board cabinet is now in the sitting room under Tulip the Cow. I can now store items in this cabinet that I don’t use very often.
Back to the new kitchen hutch! I’ve tucked several pieces of my white ironstone behind the glass doors where it can still be seen and enjoyed.
These cute mugs look like enamelware, but they’re actually ceramic and I love them! They’re in a handy place here on the new kitchen hutch.
My favorite Mason Cash bowls are on display, too. I’d like to get a few more of these simply because I think they’re so pretty. They come in a variety of patterns and colors.
The drawers and lower cabinets hold bake ware and blenders. See that window to the left of the kitchen hutch? I want to turn that into a pair of French doors leading out to the backyard. The goal is to turn that plain outdoor space into a beautiful courtyard with a small pond and waterfall.
I’m probably going to swap out the hardware on either the new kitchen hutch or the kitchen island to create a more unified look.
I’ve made a couple of changes to the breakfast nook at the other end of the kitchen that you’ll see next week. And the week after that I’ll share why we’ve been making so many changes recently!
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My Kitchen Source List:
Traditional Kitchen Hutch by Ferris
White Kitchen Island with Wood Top
Assorted Mason Cash Mixing Bowls
Antique White Mug Rack by World Market
Crocheted Pot Holders
Cow Canvas Wall Art