The basement hatch

This kind of Website chronicles my entire kitchen renovation via start to finish. Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, as well as I’m taking care of the rest.

If you’d like to be brought up to date, check out the archive inside the sidebar for previous posts. I posted recently about the backsplash, dining table as well as yet more decorating. right now I thought I’d dedicate a post to the hatch door created for access to the basement – a GENIUS idea.

I cannot express the magnitude of how genius of an idea the idea was to take out part of the wall of which sectioned off the basement stairs, as well as have a hatch door created. I have talked about This kind of in previous posts, although OMG the idea turned out so swimmingly of which I had to dedicate a post to the idea. This kind of is actually such a great idea for folks out there who have actually limited space, as I do. This kind of house is actually 12′ 2″ wide – to ensure is actually the width of the kitchen, as well as the section where the wall to the basement was made of which about 9.5′ wide. Let me show you some before photos. right now, This kind of decision was made partway through the demolition phase so I did not specifically take before photos of the area. Below are some I happened to have already (as well as one I snuck during demo when I was deciding what to do).


Leaving of which wall meant the pantry unit would likely have had to have been placed closer to the door to my office as well as with the fridge there, of which would likely have made the doorway very tight. Then with the dining table down the middle of the space, you would likely have had to shimmy sideways to get by the table, or I would likely have had to use a little 4 person table instead. Here are a couple photos I took during the reno.

Below, my completed hatch. Genius I tell you – GENIUS!! Worth every penny. as well as I love of which my house, of which was previously lacking any architectural feature WHATSOEVER, right now has something slightly quirky, as well as isn’t just a straight boring wall.

I am so excited about This kind of brand-new entry to my basement of which I even made a little video to demonstrate how the idea works, as well as the idea even features moi (as well as Felix). I love the idea of which MUCH.

The photo below was included in my last post, although I thought I’d show the idea again because This kind of is actually what makes the hatch so effortless. We used shocks for the tonneau cover of a pickup truck. They were $50 a piece, although they are exactly what I wanted. the idea allows the door to almost spring open as well as closed (I keep a grasp on the idea so the idea doesn’t do the idea too quickly) as well as This kind of also means I don’t need a latch like we initially thought. the idea just needs a little tug to open as well as slight pressure to close tightly. FABULOUS!!


as well as on a side note, I finally found time to find a frame as well as get the brand-new artwork I decided on for the kitchen printed. A couple weeks ago a Flickr contact of mine, Maura Paoletti, posted a totally adorable photo of her cat, Dom Fuas, curled up in a cachepot. I fell in love with the idea as well as she agreed of which I could print the idea as well as hang the idea in my kitchen. the idea’s perfect – the idea’s the right colours, the idea’s got a bowl-like vessel so the idea looks kitchen-y, as well as a cat. I am so pleased with how the idea turned out (FYI: try Staples for printing inside the exact size you need while you wait). Thank you Maura!!! (For Maura on Flickr see here as well as for her online portfolio see here, as well as to see a closer shot of the photo, click here).

The basement hatch