OK, I need to find more space for kitchen stuff
My kitchen isn't "small" but I have no pantry. I have a 11x10 kitchen with two doorways. On the 11 foot wall I have the refrigerator in the corner, a small cabinet (like 9"), then the dishwasher, then the big single basin sink, and then a double wide cabinet. Up top my cabinets are 42" tall and 36" above the sink and 30" above the refrigerator (and even with a stool I can BARELY access that cabinet).
On the other wall (with a doorway) I have a regular cabinet, the stove and another 9" cabinet, up top are 2 42" tall cabinets and a 30" one above the stove. In the middle of the kicthen DH and I built an island. The base is one standard and one double cabinet. And tucked in the corner opposite the refrigerator I have an antique corner cabinet.
Everything is FULL as I cook, bake and spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But, I have no room for all my flours and all my cake decorating supplies. I need more space! I don't have a garage and storing things in my basement (which is finished and we have just a 7x9 room for everything which is where our freezer is and my sewing stuff too) is something I want to avoid.
Now.... I have a BIG entryway into the house which is RIGHT next to my kitchen. The entryway is 6 feet wide and about 9 feet long. Currently I have a desk for mail and such right as we enter and an antique hope chest to sit on to put on shoes. Those two things stick out from the wall about 23", but are short. What I'm THINKING of doing is installing floor to ceiling (or close to it) kitchen cabinets along that entire wall - that wall is a shade over 6 feet and then there's the doorway for the kitchen.
By doing that however, I'm really cutting into the entryway. It would then only be four feet wide by about 9 feet (like a narrow hallway it would feel like). Also the ceiling fixture would look (and would be) offcenter.
Do I compromise and get only 12" deep cabinets? Or a small one that is 24" deep that goes behind where the door opens? and then a 12" deep ones for the remainder?
OK, I realize this is a muddled mess.... Let me try to take some pics. Of course, right now it's a mess as we were gone all weekend and we just kind of piled things in.