Chris has wanted some order brought to our disorganized area outside of the kitchen for some time now. As for me, I was sort of fine with it. Sure, it looked kind of disheveled, but I was okay not spending any money to fix the issue. I have no problem dropping cash on DVDs or music or electrical gadgets (within reason), but update the house? Pshaw!
Chris wins. The kitchen area gets a makeover! We spent a lot of time coming up with cost effective and practical solutions for our little apartment. Here is what we bought and how it looks:
First–the kitchen before anything was in it:
Then, after living here for 7.5 months:
Okay. I admit it was a little ratty. We decided to start with IKEA shelves to hide the loose stuff:
Isn’t that nice? Looks so put together! The next thing to do was to organize the bins. We went online and found some industrial shelves for a decent price at The Shelving Store:
You may wonder why it looks like I’m the one doing all the heavy lifting. Well, I was. I wouldn’t let Chris lift anything.
Seriously. I wouldn’t let him. Not because I’m some sort of bully control freak, but Chris has a herniated disk in his back and SHOULDN’T lift heavy objects. He probably should refrain from lifting our chubby little 20lb kitty, too:
Look at how high those shelves are!
It looks great, though. See for yourself:
What can we tackle next?