I have plans in the works for my apartment kitchen. Because no matter what I do, I just don't have enough storage space.
Since I don't have a stove, I have lots of small appliances I cook with. Crock pots (regular and casserole-size), a panini maker, a toaster, an electric skillet. You get my drift.
So here is my Christmas present to myself...
I looked and looked and looked. Finally I found this at WorldMarket.com. I love the industrial look. And I especially love the big tall space at the bottom. Where I should be able to put some of those small appliances crammed up in the cabinets.
With the handles on the end, it would be the whole length of the wall and cover the door molding. So I probably won't put them on there, as I need room at the end for my trash can.
I was lucky. I ordered by phone because I had a few questions. And the woman who helped me found all kinds of promotions that helped reduce the price.
It was already marked down from $450 to $225. But of course on top of that you have to pay tax, and a special delivery charge because this sucker weighs over 116 pounds. And will have to be put together.
So finally, with the promotions she found, I paid $211 total.
Here is a view of the top...
All the reviews were very positive, but most said don't use the locking caster wheels that come with it. Those reviewing this suggested getting better ones because this is heavy, and there has been problems with the original ones breaking.
Israel will be helping me I imagine. I doubt I can even get it in the door, and they don't take it farther than the porch, I read.
Another thing, I am not happy with the counter tops. I painted and sealed them about six months ago. The sealer I used turned yellow in spots. I specifically asked for a sealer that would not turn yellow on me. Still, though they told me it would not at Lowes, it did anyway.
So I'm looking at ways to redo the counter tops. Maybe I'll get a counter top transformation kit of some variety that isn't expensive.
Maybe something like this??? You can get these kits for less than $50.
I just don't know yet.
I am in that kitchen a lot. The counter tops get used a lot. So it will have to be more durable than what is there.
Once the World Market cart gets put together and set up in the kitchen, I'm going to think about possibly putting shelves above it.
This WM cart is bigger than the thrifted kitchen cart I have in there now, so I won't be able to have my kitchen island in the middle of the kitchen. But that's okay. I'm a little tired of stumbling into it in the middle of the night. The cart from WP will go against the wall.
And I will go from there. I am determined to find a good storage system for this small apartment kitchen. Stay tuned...
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