I created a pantry space in the stairwell of our old home that’s both functional and eye catching. When we purchased our home we knew we would have to get creative in order to make it function like the larger and newer homes we were accustomed to owning. Right away we realized the potential of the shelf built along the stairway wall leading down to the
basement. On one wall there is a 9″ ledge and on the other a 12″ ledge. It’s perfect for pantry items. Since our house is old and a stone foundation, we have our share of mice, so it’s only good for canned goods or items stored in glass containers. On the deeper shelf I purchased four Anchor-Hocking jars that are large enough to store extra bags of flour, sugar, rice and pasta. I now only buy pasta and rice in bags instead of boxes. What I love about this space is that I see it all the time and can keep track of items I may need to restock. I hung our kids art work making it the most colorful space in the house. It made a dreadful spot into something bright and useful.
The Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill jars are what makes it practical and pretty. I’m constantly amazed in this house of the missed opportunities to make life a little simpler. Like adding hooks in our entry (below) and now a pantry in the stairwell. It’s the little things that make a difference. What are your storage solutions? In a small house, I’m always organizing!