So here are the pictures you have been waiting for - the after pictures! (I must preface this by saying that these pictures really don't do the "after" justice! I took them with my iPhone and need to go back and take some with a real camera...) I think you will get a good sense what we were able to accomplish
In this Butlers Pantry area we moved all the glasses that were stored here into bottom cabinets (there were just too many of them and they were not used on a daily basis.) We then found some beautiful pieces of glass hidden in other cabinets - and created a showcase for them. They really look beautiful with the light shining through
This pantry area was filled with all kinds of items - from food, to tools to serving pieces. We organized all the canned and boxed goods on the pull out shelves. Placed some specialty, not oft used food items on a top shelf and relegated all the big serving pieces to the shelves above.
In the pantry closet we organized holiday and other specialty items, some bulk food and then created a spot for a bulletin board, shoe and purse storage
Above the ovens we built little cubicles for platters to make them more accessible and therefore more usable!
Dishes and serving pieces were organized and put near the dishwasher
Stayed tuned for more tomorrow....