Refining the space under my sink
Tuesday night, I finally finished installing the pull-out trash on the left side under my sink.
But wow, that right side of the sink!
My sink base is kinda small--only 27" (which means, 12-3/4 inches on either side--not that much space, actually). And there are all these hoses on the right (I had the plumber but all the hoses there, so I could fit a pull-out trashon the left).
And after last night, there's the NeverMT hose--because I goofed and put the pump on the left (I should have put it on the right, since I'm right-handed and squirt soap onto the sponge in my right hand), the host has to cross over above the trashcan, etc.
So that's a lot of hoses.
And then I bought this:
A drawer w/ a shelf over it.
I figured out that what I want to store under there is bulky stuff, so the skinny 9" pull-out I bought is not useful (anybody want one?)
I do, however, want to store rubber gloves, sponges, steel wool under there, so a drawer would be a great idea.
And I thought, I should put the drawer on the BOTTOM, away from the pipes. The freestanding stuff can be set around the bulges and obstructions; the drawer needs free room--plus, the stuff in there won't be accessed that much.
I toyed w/ ordering a drawer box (2, actually) and building an H out of plywood to install them under (the upper section I'd leave open for colander, lunch totes, and big jugs of vinegar).
But, I knew I'd never actually MAKE that H.
So I bought the wire rack thingie. Hey, it was $20, w/ 20% off--MUCH cheaper than making my own thing w/ drawer and drawer slides.
Tuesday night I put it in place. I put the LifeLiner plastic sheet on the top to keep the pull-out hose from slipping between the wires, and loaded the thing up.
It all fits--but boy is that cabinet full!
I've decided that, now, the sink cabinet is one of the most useful spaces in my kitchen! Normally they're very hard to utlize--they seem like wasted space, really.
Here is a link that might be useful: wire shelf and basket from Bed Bath & Beyond