How Can I Use This Small Kitchen Closet?

How Can I Use This Small Kitchen Closet?

Faith Durand
Mar 1, 2012

Q: We just moved into a beautiful older rental house. In the kitchen there is a small closet big enough for a trash can, or brooms maybe. However, we have a wonderful Simplehuman trash can that we prefer to have out next to our prep area. What can I do with this closet?

I know these types of closets are common in older houses, i would love to hear suggestions of what other people have done with them to make them more functional in a small kitchen. Thank you!

Sent by Susan

Editor: Susan, what about adding simple shelves? This is the sort of improvement that landlords generally don't mind at all, and it would turn this closet into a great little pantry.

Readers, what else would you suggest?

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