Divide and Conquer

Here’s a quick kitchen project we did to maximize space.  It involves the giant cabinet above the fridge, two pieces of plywood, and a tension rod.

You see, before the additions, the cabinet above the fridge was a big, open shell.  Big enough to fit a grown person in.

With one shelf and two vertical dividers, this cabinet can hold every large and infrequently used kitchen item we own.  And Ben’s jug o wine.

That tension rod I mentioned?  It helps divide our cookie sheets from our cutting board.  Not because my OCD, but because they fight if they’re not separated.

Nothing ground breaking, but it help us stay organized.

Is there anything you want to know about this house?  I’d like to address any questions before we move so we’re not jumping back and forth.  So if you’ve wondered about something, let us know and we’ll spill the beans!

8 thoughts on “Divide and Conquer

  1. I love love love your office! You may have covered this in a tutorial (I looked for any extra information in your ‘grand tour’ link) but could you go through how you went about planning the space in the office and how you built the shelves? Thanks! (and good luck with everything!) Have you had any showings yet?

    1. Hi Colleen! Ha, he either has a jug or box of burgundy. And the jug does seem a little moonshine-ish doesn’t it?

      Hey Catie! I’ll plan on office planning post. 🙂 We’ve had tons of showings. At least one per day since last Monday when it officially went on the market! Everyone seems to love the house, too. So that’s a great start. Now we need offers! Haha.


  2. THat’s great news on the showings! (Although a lot of pressure to keep a perfectly clean house with 2 little ones!) Sending you positive thoughts on an offer VERY soon!

  3. Haha, I’ve gone camping before with that mighty jug of Carlo… good times.

    I’d like to know more about your geothermal system. Why you decided to put it in, how did you select the system (and from who), the cost (eek!), what savings did you see, did you receive any tax incentives or any other credits, and all those other questions I can’t think to ask of but want to know! My husband and I are interested in moving to a geothermal system but are feeling overwhelmed and are scared of the initial expense.

    I can’t wait to see your new place!

    1. Hi Nicole, Ha, that’s funny. Ben would approve. 🙂

      I’m not too worried about tackling the geothermal system before we move because we’ve got one to install at the new house. 🙂 If I wait until we get the new one in, everything can be current and I’ll remember more detail. It’s one of the first things we want to do at the new place, so it should be in the near future.


  4. I love the paint color. Do you remember what it was called. I had read from an earlier post that it was a mismatched paint color. Hope you can recall what it is.

    1. Hi Natalie,

      It’s a mistinted version of Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage (The paint is from Wal-Mart) and they used the light base. The formula for one gallon is B-37, E-39.5, and T-37


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