When you live in an old house, storage is a highly-prized commodity. In the good old 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.)
The newest piece here is my kitchen hutch and it really helps with additional storage since my kitchen doesn’t have a lot of “standard” cabinets.
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, which you see in this Christmas photo. 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. I can 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. I use them to hold fruits and vegetables.
The drawers and lower cabinets hold bake ware and blenders. We can see and hear the pond and waterfall through that window to the left of the hutch. It’s wonderful in the summer when the windows are open.
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.
If you live in an older home, I’m sure you can relate to my struggle with storage. Free standing pieces are a great solution for the lack of closet space.
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