Thursday, 1 September 2011

Somewhere for the junk!

I have junk... In the trunk. No... not really, and anyway,  that's not the point of this post.

I have stuff, lots of stuff and, nowhere to put it. One of the worst things about living in an old house, is the lack of storage. We end up with pile like this in corner!

My apologies for the terrible iphone pictures, I can't get the camera to work. (I'm really good at wrecking electronics and small appliances!)

(Did you notice my ironing board has no cover, but it's ok, because I don't use it! Ironing? What's that!)

We have a 'hallway' type thing, that I think would be a good spot for some built in cupboards. It's just off the kitchen and leads to the bathroom, so it would be great as a broom closet and linen cupboard. And, of course, a large assortment of other bits and pieces!

The built-ins couldn't be very deep (only about 3500mm), but I'd love to go all the way to the ceiling, like this.

Oh, the stuff I could fit in there!! (Picture from here.)

I'm not sure if my space would work or not, but I need to convince the hubby that we need to work these, before we need to do any of the million things, on the list of, 'Things we need to do'! 

Where's your junk?


  1. I totally feel for you with this one - our house is just the same! At the moment, our ironing board and iron are leaning up against the outside of our wardrobe in our bedroom and our vacuum is in the kitchen. I love old houses, but they really are a pain for storage as you say. Our plan is to build a tall cupboard into one of the chimney breast alcoves in our dining room and hopefully fit all that stuff in there. Those white cupboards look great and I think they'd fit really well in your space.

  2. Sounds like you have a great plan, I hope we can get some kind of cupboards to fit in that space, there's not really anywhere else to put them - I have a feeling I will be living with piles in corners for a long time to come!!