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Wanting a pantry/larder
Sun 17-Jan-10
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brightspark
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We had an old house  in Cheshire - with a larder just like Nigella's, and I loved it - but the kitchen was quite small, and at the time with two small children, it made more sense to enlarge the kitchen by disposing of the beloved larder.

Great shame, but this space became the area where the children could draw, paint, etc and still be in my view.

It worked for us, but I guess the original need for a larder was before everyone had a fridge - and most people do own a fridge now - which is probably why the housebuilders don't include it.

However, now it is a utility room that is included in newbuilds instead - I suppose it is possible to create a larder in there, though unfortunately there is often a CH boiler in there, too !  Doh

I'm with Joanna on this - priorities mean that if I had a room like that, it would become my atelier/arty room!  LaughLaugh

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Wed 9-Feb-11
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i live in an upstairs flat and so wanted a pantry type thing for storing, so i use a wooded shelf unit thats covered with a canvass and has a roll up front, it lives downstairs in the hall where its cool, perfect for storag of dried goods and tins and all those squirrelled bargains - with the front down it looks fine

Wed 6-Apr-11
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Recently visited a friend who moved just before Christmas.  What they thought was a regular under the stairs cupboard when they bought the place they found was set up as a wee pantry once they cleared everything out!  Suprising amount of room and some fabulous original vinyl funky 50's floor tiles in there.  I had serious pantry envy!  With that in mind I started thinking about my understairs space - it's split in 2; one part full height and the other the sloping bit where the stairs actually are.  I have to admit that other than the plastic bag storage the tall section is completely under utilised and just has stuff like jiffy bags and bubble wrap thrown in there.  I'm pretty sure there's a shoe rack in there with shoes on it that I haven't even seen in about 5 years! eeekbig_laugh

So - here goes Project Pantry.  I've told the Chap that I'm clearing it out and he's filling it with suitable shelving. wink This will only be a small space so will be for things like jars of preserves and chutnies and our nettle beer once made.  I'm hoping I can find some pretty finishing touches for nuppence for it too so if it turns out ok I'll post a pic up.

Wed 6-Apr-11
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What a brilliant idea Ruth!  Do post pics.

It would be a great incentive to turf out all the junk. I haven't been into the depths of mine in such a long time I don't really know whats in there any more.

Probably all kinds of monster !

Sigh.... adding it to my long long list of 'things to do'.

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Wed 6-Apr-11
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why not give us a 'before and after' Ruth. I wish I'd done that with our still unfinished kitchen

Wed 6-Apr-11
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wave  I agree, that would be good.

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Fri 8-Apr-11
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Will do.  It's going to get attacked this weekend I think. Just hope there's nothing too scary in the depths!  eeek

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Looking forward to piccies...

I'll try that again!

Tue 12-Apr-11
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brightspark said:

We had an old house  in Cheshire - with a larder just like Nigella's, and I loved it - but the kitchen was quite small, and at the time with two small children, it made more sense to enlarge the kitchen by disposing of the beloved larder.

Great shame, but this space became the area where the children could draw, paint, etc and still be in my view.

It worked for us, but I guess the original need for a larder was before everyone had a fridge - and most people do own a fridge now - which is probably why the housebuilders don't include it.

However, now it is a utility room that is included in newbuilds instead - I suppose it is possible to create a larder in there, though unfortunately there is often a CH boiler in there, too !  Doh

I'm with Joanna on this - priorities mean that if I had a room like that, it would become my atelier/arty room!  LaughLaugh

Oh how I wish I had a room of my OWN like that, I could store away all my things without them having to be squirrelled away in the loft space never to see the light of day again!!! (I can't get in loft without great difficulty).

O.H. couldn't moan at me for having MY things in spare bedroom, leaving things out that are 'work in progress',(started, not quite finished), then I see that he has very kindly angry.....tidied them away by sweeping them together in to a bag & shoving them in the loft aargh .

My saying is, I started, but never finished....never got the blooming chance!!!!steam

Then I get the same story, well you want rid of all that 'stuff', you never finish ittongueto O.H. that's something to do with the fact that you shoved them all in to bags, mixing everything up & now it's in the loft,steam men, a case of double standards I'm afraid. So a room like that would suit me just fine.  That's my whinge of the week I'm afraid! (don't mean all Men).whistle 

Sorry, guess you could say it gets me rather annoyed. 

Odelle.wave

Tue 12-Apr-11
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Odelle, could you not have a cupboard where you could keep your WIPs when not working on them?  It seems rather unfair that you have all your things bundled into bags and put in the loft.

I'll try that again!

Tue 12-Apr-11
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Wouldn't  dare  !  No dinner if I tried that .big_laugh Anyway she might reciprocate.We have a pantry means I know where all the goodies are ok and the beer cheers.

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