Instead of sacrificing precious counter and storage space in the U, I designed a between-the-studs shallow broom niche for the new eating alcove wall. It’s about 3-1/2" deep — enough for a broom and dustpan, and a few cleaning supplies on the shelf above. It's easy to grab the broom even when someone is seated at the table. Although the rest of the kitchen has frameless cabinets, the broom cabinet uses a framed front. Canyon Creek, the manufacturer, has both framed and frameless lines.
Photo by Ellene Newman