How to Utilize 3 inches of Space


My canned items were getting lost in a deep, floor to ceiling cupboard. At the top of the basement stairs landing I saw that there was three inches of space where the door jamb met the wall. I asked my husband to frame it in and put the space to use. I can see everything at a glance and was surprised to learn how many jars of some things I had lost to the back of the cupboard. I wouldn't intentionally stock 9 jars of salsa and 8 containers of mustard.

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  • Judi
    on Sep 15, 2015

    Great use of space. Most walls are built with 2 X 4s. Any inside wall could be used the same way. Remove the wall board/sheetrock from one side or both and you have 3 1/2 inches of space. Many canned and boxed items will fit in this area.

  • Susan Sobon
    on Oct 8, 2015

    whats with all the salsa?

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