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Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us,  and fixing them up.  An ad hoc cadre of building professionals and gifted amateurs attempt to answer questions that arise from readers, and offer encouragement and advice for those inclined to do things for themselves, if they can.  We all do a lot of things, collectively, and can probably help out with insights from our vast experience.

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G'day, all.  Following is the shelving that we put in the kitchen.  I've talked about this project before here.  The unit on the right is the one into which we built the time capsule.

This house has just a smidge more than zero storage, so these shelves are doing some pretty heavy lifting as far as storing a bunch of crap, half of which we probably don't need.

I lost a bunch of the in-progress pics to a glitch in my memory card.  Use your imaginations.  Here is the "before" of the first set:

And the "after":
Going from no storage in this space to an entire wall's worth has been amazing.
Prior to the build-in, we had crappy, stand-alone pine shelves on the other side, so the "storageability," itself, isn't as impressive, but getting this floor register...
...turned into the room is such an improvement.  We were so excited we even used beautiful duct tape!  Okay, it was the only duct tape we had.
Here is an empty space:
Here's some bead board detail:
And loaded:
Et viola!  In both looks and functionality, it's a 1000% improvement as far as I'm concerned:
What's going on in your worlds, my DIY pals?
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