The Cookie Sheet Cabinet

When we recently visited some of our friends in Kansas City, they proudly showed off their newly remodeled kitchen. One of the first things she pointed out was her cookie sheet cabinet.

I took a new appreciation for the fact that I was at least smart enough to install one of these in Our Little House.

I don’t care how you plan, there’s always something you forget in a construction project. Our friends down the road even forgot to design a linen closet into their home although he is a builder and they’ve flipped several houses in their lives.

Our cookie sheet cabinet is tall enough for big cookie sheets and a large pizza pan and deep enough to accommodate the width of the largest sheets, allowing the space at the back of the cabinet for a small shelf to store other things.

As you can see, we not only keep our cookie sheet (and pizza pan when it isn’t in the drainer), but I also keep some of my small appliances in this cabinet, including the toaster, waffle iron and mixer.

Our excellent cabinetmaker was able to customize the cabinets for the tight fit in the house. If you’re redesigning your cabinets or building a new home – even if it isn’t a little house – this cabinet is a must.

There is a lazy Susan in the corner of the lower cabinet, which I always wanted and thought would be my favorite cabinet space. However, just a few times of accidentally getting my fingers caught in the door while closing the lazy Susan has cured me of that.

My cookie sheet cabinet could very well be my second favorite part of my kitchen, right under the light fixtures (pun intended, of course!)

What’s yours?

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20 Responses

  1. Rosie says:

    I have a cookie sheet cabinet and love it. But I have to say. I like lots of big, deep drawers. I like to keep my spices in a top drawer near the stove instead of putting them in those little 9-inch wide cabinets. I can place them in the drawer and immediately see what I have (or what I need to buy more of) without pulling have of them out to see what is tucked away in the shadows!

  2. S.A.B.L.E says:

    I feel pretty lucky that my current house was remodeled by the previous owners a few years before they put it on the market. It’s way bigger then your tiny house, but I have to admit it’s been nice to have the space in the kitchen and a few other areas. I mainly brought the place for the land and set up for the farm animals, the house was added bonus and the whole package for a good price.

  3. theshebear says:

    I would say my favorite is the tile backsplash we put in about 2 years, ago. It really dressed up the kitchen. Would enjoy your cookie sheet cabinet, I don’t have one, I’ll have to put it on my wish list.

  4. MarthaandMe says:

    When we remodeled our kitchen I wanted a place for cookie sheets. The kitchen people wanted to charge me an outrageous amount to install some dividers in a big cabinet so the sheets would stand up. I found them online for a song and we installed them. I used 2 dividers and I am able to store about 10 cookie sheets there. It’s fantastic. I also have a very short drawer under my two built-in ovens where I keep cutting boards.

  5. Kim says:

    I’ve got a pre-WWII, double-drainboard porcelained cast iron sink that is probably my favorite feature. Good thing, since it weighs about 500 lbs and would be nearly impossible to remove from the house. 🙂

  6. Frugal Kiwi says:

    We are about to remodel our kitchen (don’t worry, I’ve got a spot for cookie sheets), but one thing that will stay is the massive pantry. It is so lovely actually being able to see what canned goods I have. Plus I recently put all my spices into matching square jars that fit beautifully on the wall with the tiny shelves, spice heaven!

    • One thing we didn’t have room for was a massive pantry. My mother had one in her big brick Tudor and I remember how nice it was to have tons of cabinet space + a big pantry. I hope, when I get more organized here, to put more shelving into the laundry closet for a small pantry space.

  7. Sharon Waldrop says:

    This post made me laugh, at myself, because my kitchen has a cookie sheet cabinet but I never knew what it was! I thought it was an odd shape and haven’t been able to figure out how to utilize it properly. Now I know! I’ll be doing some major re-organizing this weekend! Thanks so much!

  8. Alexandra says:

    I love my whole kitchen! The kitchen in our old Cape Codder was like an afterthought. My mom called it her “one-butt” kitchen. The house is so old that it did not have a kitchen added until 1825, but my mom wanted a dining room, so that kitchen was transformed and a tiny closet-like kitchen added in 1970. When we renovated two years ago, we turned this kitchen into a bathroom for our guest room and made her living room our kitchen. It used to be called “the keeping room” and was where people originally cooked, so turning it into a kitchen made sense to me. We went for an old look and did not install things like cookie sheet cabinets, but I can certainly see where they would come in handy.

  9. Sandy says:

    Oh, I’d have to say my pantry cabinets. I have 3 of them side by side on the wall across from my prep island. I absolutely love them and have them organized(believe it or not)so it makes finding items so much easier. I love those small round lazy susans too, I think rubbermaid makes them. You can put spices, cans etc on. I have a couple on the top shelves of some of my top cabinets and they are so easy to turn and find what you want. I also love my pull out shelves that I store large mixing bowls on. And like you I love my cookie sheet cabinet as well, our cabinet guy recommended it and it certainly is a great addition. Mine is not as deep as yours and I’m only able to store the cookie sheets and pizza pans. You did a great job of maximizing your cabinet!

    My kitchen is my fav room in our house, and I’m thinking how I can downsize it in my someday little house.

    • I love those little lazy Susans, too, Sandy. Mine is wicker and came from Pampered Chef, I think, years ago. My advice, which it seems you’re already doing, is to put a lot of thought into your kitchen at your little house. Very important.

  10. Kristi says:

    Mine is my pot filler. We were able to find one at a very reasonable cost on ebay and the husband installed it while putting in our new tile backsplash. It is so handy for filling canners and even the tea kettle. It is such a luxury even though the cost was small.