One of the most frustrating things about this house is the inefficiencies in the kitchen. And the rest of the house too, but mostly the kitchen, since that is where I spend most of my waking hours (I'm even typing this in the kitchen right now).
Our lower cupboards have always irked me. The one shelf only comes out half-way! So even though there is lots of space, the cupboard doesn't really store much at all. Well, in my pot cupboard, I solved that problem.
Before: Mostly organised, but storing a lot of dead air.
After: No more dead space! I used 1.5-inch cup hooks, after reinforcing the space with some handy plywood (tucked into some perfectly-sized gaps and nailed in place). The plywood was left over from my other wasted space project.
I'm not 100% sure that I like it because it does make it a bit more difficult to get my frying pan out...or at least much noisier. I use my frying pan nearly every day, it seems. But I think with some organisation, I should be able to fix that. And maybe even finally have a place to put my pretty blue cast-iron stock pot.