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How To Make Your Kitchen Cabinets More Functional and Spacious

Do your kitchen cabinets need help? Don’t have the money to redo them? Here is a fabulous tip to improve your cabinets — make them more functional and more spacious! See the full post on the blog.
ou know that old cabinet design with the 90-degree angles and the closed wall shelving. Well, that’s what we have in both corners of our kitchen. It is such a waste of space. One side of the cabinet is long, going all the way back behind the wall of its partner cabinet. When you place something back there…you’d best forget about it because it is near impossible to get it out again. You cannot even see what you have stored back in the darkness–certainly NOT a place for anything you use often or plan on using ever.
Luke and his Oscillating Dremel went to work cutting out the cabinet walls. If you choose to remove the walls, be sure a border of the wall remains for structural support. With this in mind, Luke cut out the walls on the top and bottom shelves.
As you can see, Luke was able to cut the wall flush with the two shelves. I can see what I have on the shelf all the way to the back corner! I can also slide and maneuver things around with ease.
More of a window cut was made in this wall to not weaken the cabinet. I can still see to the back corner, and I can reach things easily. Having this opening, even though it is smaller, allows me to store larger things (like my bowls) in the cabinet that would not fit there before. The opening gives the bowls space to hang over into the other cabinet.
I was able to get about 2 1/2 times the stuff stored on these shelves. The items are stored neatly and efficiently. I can see what I have, and I can reach everything for easy use. I am thrilled!

Check out the more on this project and others on my blog, Life With Lorelai.

Material I used for this project:

  • Oscillating Dremel   (Home Depot)

To see more: http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/05/27/kitchen-cabinets-diy-upscale/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Kathy
    Kathy Philadelphia, PA
    on May 27, 2017

    Awesome idea thank you

  • Life With Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai
    on May 27, 2017

    It really is a wonder how much more space I have for storage. Plus, I can see and get at things so much easier.

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