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mary171155

Without meaning to sound rude, how on earth do you bend over to get stuff out of those bottom cupboards. I love your panty, don't get me wrong, but I just looked at it and thought how would you get into those bottom cupboards. We turned our island bench into a pantry with all drawers behind cupboard doors and it is so easy for us to find stuff. We are older so the thought of having to do gymnastics just to access a cupboard is beyond both of us. :)

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kiwigal


mary17155, As I explained in my earlier comment we have snazzy shelves that pull out and do away with the need to resort to gymnastics to get things out of the cupboards. The kitchen was carefully designed with aging in place in mind. Access is easy, even for those less able bodied. We put some cupboards in as we needed somewhere to store larger kitchen items that are not used often, such as the preserving pan, and this made good use of the corners in the room. The cupboards under the sink store cleaning products and have divisions for storing trays and chopping boards upright. The unit at the end of the island contains pull out rubbish and recycling bins. There are plenty of drawers elsewhere in the kitchen.

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mary171155

Ah, now I see what you mean. I was looking at the view into your walk in pantry from the other direction, and it didn't look wide enough to open the cupboard doors. Thank God we all figured out better pantry layouts than what has been the standard for years. You waste so much food in them, as you always grab stuff at the front of the shelves. I really like yours because you can see everything.

   

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