We do not miss that counter space at all! The previous counter space ended up being a catch-all for the mail and miscellaneous "I'll deal with this later" kind of stuff. We never used it as any kind of workspace. It was usually just a cluttered mess. Plus, it was difficult to access anything in the lower cabinets.
The new pantry cabinets give us a ton more usable storage space. I love the pull-out drawers! You never lose things in the back of cabinets or have to unload 90% of the contents to get to the item in the back of or underneath everything else. Whoever created these things is a genius!
The space that got and still does get the most use in the kitchen island. We were able to add a extra foot to the island to give us more work space and seating space.
More kitchen details to come!
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