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From Pinterest to Real Life: World's Largest Spice Rack

Ok so one of the best things about flipping houses and doing renovations for others is getting to put Pinterest projects into play. For real, yo. You think I come up with this stuff on my own? No. I wish. I research (aka Pin), take mental notes and then BAMMMM a project comes up that is in desperate need of Pinterest magic. Like this little gem....

Shoot. I just went to find the Pin to show you guys and got lost for 15 minutes pinning away other things. Ok. FOCUS>>>

That was it. That was the answer to all of our storage problems. See the linen closet in this bathroom before pic....

Right there ^^^ that tiny little door. That's what we had to work with. And, we didn't have much logical space to add storage in this renovation, so I opted to convert a tiny hard to reach space into what all normal people want. A giant spice rack. 

Behold the new storage space in all of it's reachable beauty!

Spice Rack Style Linen cabinet
Spice Rack style cabinet for Linens in a bathroom

My contractor, All Around Joe, built the rack into a wood case that then slid into the original linen closet space. This way nothing will fall back into any holes and be lost forever. He also put a backing on the right side of the cabinet so nothing goes tipping over and toppling out when opening and closing. This gives the homeowner a wall to lean things up against for stuffing, stacking and storing things. Even more importantly, this backing is where the glides are that help it slide in and out. There's quite a bit of weight on this thing with all of the wood, plus anything they put in there, so there needed to be lots of support and ease moving it in and out. 

This giant spice-linen cabinet even has a soft close feature. Ooh-la-la. Jury is out on how the homeowner likes it compared to the former narrow linen closet cave. I'll keep you posted. I don't care how cool it is if it doesn't increase efficiency or functionality. We don't just do things for the fun of it.


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