How to Use Empty Space Between Kitchen Cabinets

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Unused empty space between the kitchen cabinets seems a waste when you could use it for more storage or decorative purposes. Utilize the space by putting up some narrow shelves, depending on the width. Narrow shelving can be used to store wine bottles, spice bottles or small jars. Measure the height and width of the space between the kitchen cabinets. Decide whether to use conventional shelving, glass or rustic wood but take into consideration the material may have to be cut to size.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Spirit level
  • Brackets
  • Drill
  • Wall plugs
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Shelving
  • Place a spirit level along the wall space and mark a level, horizontal line with a pencil in the places the shelf is going to be attached.

  • Hold the bracket against the wall so one of the ends is pointing toward you and the top is on the pencil line. One bracket will be required at each end of the shelf.

  • Mark the screw holes with the pencil for a bracket at each end of the pencil line.

  • Remove the bracket and set it aside. Drill into the wall using a masonry drill bit on the pencil marks. Ensure to drill deep enough to fit the length of the screws.

  • Push the wall plugs into the holes.

  • Screw the brackets into the wall with a screwdriver. Turn the screws in a clockwise motion until they are flush with the wall.

  • Place the shelf on top of the brackets and screw into place with the screwdriver.

Tips & Warnings

  • Construct several shelves in the space to store kitchen items.
  • Check that no electrical wires or water pipes are built into the wall space before drilling holes.

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