Post # 1
The previous owners of our place had a wine fridge installed where a cabinet used to be. We don’t buy nearly enough wine to justify having it and it has in fact been off for the entire 2.5+ years we have lived here. It currently is the home for our empty soda stream bottles, haha. We don’t have a pantry so storage space is at a premium. I’d love to have another cabinet/drawers there, but the previous owners did not leave the door behind. We aren’t up for doing a full replacement of the cabinets or even finding a door with the same design and repainting/staining everything to match. What else could we do if we took the wine fridge out that will be functional but still look nice? You can see in the pic that it looks like they cut into the baseboard (or whatever it’s called) that runs under the cabinets.
Post # 2
LibrarianBride: it would be hard to remake that with the toekick gone. I would personally use it for water bottles and soda, but it sounds like you were hoping to utilize it for pantry space. Do the racks come out? You could frost the glass and change the racks, turn off the refrigeration and use it for pantry items.
Post # 3
You can buy plastic stuff that sticks to glass that will frost the glass. People use it for Windows and doors all the time. I would frost the glass with that stuff (so you don’t ruin it), take out the shelves (or some of them) , and use it for storage. It’s big enough to store pans or baking sheets in.
You could take it out and just put in shelves for open storage but being on the bottom that’s really not premium.
If it were mine, I would get a replacement door or cabinet and toe kick done as soon as possible. That’s a pretty standard cabinet and door so it wouldn’t be too expensive.
Post # 4
tksjewelry: Hmm, I looked at Home Depot and the cabinet they have that is most similar isn’t quite right. Maybe I will have to shop around some more…I was kind of figuring it would be too hard to find an exact match hence trying to find an alternative solution.
Post # 5
Personally, I love the idea of pull-out baskets. You can use them for anything from fresh produce to extra Tea-towels. This one is from Thomasville Cabinetry…
Post # 6
pull-out baskets best idea.
Post # 7
samanthajones01: Is there a reason you are reviving every dead thread on decorating? The problems are long since solved.