The makings of a pantryWhen we moved to New Jersey, we rented a large home in a great school district. We LOVED that house! We lived in it for four years, which is the longest we have ever lived in one place since we have been married.
The one thing that I would change about that house, if I could, is to build a pantry. Having lived in the "south" for all of my married life, pantries were standard in any home, but it is not so common here in New Jersey. As was the case when we purchased our fixer upper.
We set out to find a place to put one in. In my mind it was beautiful, stocked full of supplies for our busy household.
At first we thought about replacing the non permitted half bathroom off the kitchen with my pantry. But, once we demoed the half bath, we discovered that it was actually built over an old stoop and thus it was structurally unsound.