I have become intimately acquainted with the walls of my new house as over the last several weeks my husband and I and a pack of friends have stripped most of the rooms of wall coverings, plaster, and lathe, exposing the true bones and studs. One side effect of this (besides sore shoulders and scraped hands!) is that the naked structure of my house has given me a whole new perspective on storage. There&#039s so much room in there, between the studs! Here are some inspiring photos showing how you can use all that negative space inside your walls for positive storage solutions.
In case you&#039ve never done this (stripped a room down to the studs), it&#039s actually not a terribly difficult process, especially if you have drywall in your house, instead of plaster and lathe. It&#039s dusty and messy, but given a crowbar, anyone can do it. So let us take a look at best 18 photos recessed kitchen storage below.
1. Kitchen Storage Between The Studs Examples Of Smart Recessed
Once you&#039re in there, you&#039ll see that there&#039s a lot of room between the studs of your walls. There has to be, to run plumbing and electrical wires. But these take up relatively little room, and if you&#039re so inclined, you may find opportunities to create shallow recessed cabinets and shelving between the studs.
2. Kitchen Useful Kitchen Storage Ideas For Kitchen Design
3. Delightful English Kitchen With Beige Cabiry And Big Storage
Here are a few examples of how these shallow spaces can be used in a small kitchen. It&#039s even something you could do in a rental, provided you left a real improvement in place.
Since kitchens have higher lighting requirements, I like to use 35 lumen per sq ft as a rule to compute the number of lights. If there are additional sources of light that will be used, the output (lumens not watts) from those sources can be deducted from the total.
4. Pantry Cabi Recessed Pantry Cabi With Kitchen Storage
1. Cans should be &gt 24 to 30 inches from the wall (on center). Most countertop spaces have upper cabinets (typically ~ 12&quot deep) crown molding. The edge of the can may be spaced ~ 12&quot away from the edge of the crown molding (if present or cabinet if there is no crown molding) making the average distance between 26 to 30 inches.