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Published on July 16th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Squeeze a big pantry into a small space

Dhiraj creates a neat pantry space with smart use of the Akurum. I love how they just seem to disappear into the wall.

“Here is my conversion of the pantry in our newly acquired but small home in Ontario, Canada. I used three Akurum high cabinets with the Arlig doors. The cabinets had to be reduced in depth from 12 inches to 7 inches to fit flush into the available space. My wife helped me with the long cuts on the table saw.
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The three pictures show the space as we took possession of it, the interim period and finally the finished product. The surrounding walls are still undergoing transformation and hence the unfinished look.”

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11 Responses to Squeeze a big pantry into a small space

  1. Anonymous says:

    omg did you cut into a load bearing wall to do this? in most houses, the walls alongside basement stairs are load bearing for the whole house.

  2. Sethery says:

    How do you reach the things on the very top?

  3. Hi Guys, Thanks for the feedback and queries.

    Matthias – The ‘wood’ paneling was one of three different types of paneling used in the basement and the easiest was to just get rid of the ply and paint it a nice bright white.

    rm212 & m2jl – I just hold on to the basement door and stretch. The last lower cabinet is actually a broom and mop storage and get less use than the first two which function as our pantry.

  4. M2JL says:

    …I meant “how” (not “I”) ;P

  5. Michele says:

    This is a great improvement. It looks really sleek and modern. It is really clever to have storage there.

  6. M2JL says:

    Looks nice but I do you reach thing at the top of the cabinet at the far end? There are stairs going down…

  7. Morag Paton says:

    Ha, we have the same basement entrance (right down to the wood panelling). We just renoed it but I never even considered putting storage there. Nice work!

  8. rm212 says:

    Just curious… how do you get into the top cabinets? Looks great! Wish I had space for something like this.

  9. Matthias says:

    Nice work. I’m a bit bummed that you didn’t like the cozy wood paneling :) . As a next step, I suggest a new light! Well done!

  10. Michael says:

    I must say that looks pretty sleek.
    All it needs is a fresh coat of paint on the surrounding walls, as you said.

  11. yoann.david says:

    Image link are down ?

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