Our house was built in 1966, so as my dad said, it may be slow to give up some of its secrets. We've found a few quirks (no dryer vent in the laundry area, a papered-over electrical outlet, no insulation over the garage...to name a few), but so far our biggest head scratcher has been in the kitchen.
Okay, so the big head scratcher is the tall cabinet on the right side of the kitchen. When we started talking about what would go where, I mentioned that our microwave might fit in the cabinet where the green arrow is. It's a fairly tall cabinet, so there would also be some space for a cook book shelf above. The shelf that is currently in that cabinet is less-than-high-quality: it's basically just a particle board shelf.
There's not really a geat place to put our trashcan (since the space under our sink is pretty small due to the garbage disposal), so then I wondered if we could maybe put the trashcan in the bottom part of that cabinet. See that blue arrow? Yeah, that's a fake drawer. And the space below it (before the lower cabinet)? An enclosed box.
We took the lower two cabinet doors off and Jared pried/pulled/cut the other pieces out. I haven't been over to the house to see his work, but I'm willing to bet that it makes 100% more sense than it did before! More updates to come soon!