Kitchen Hutches

My kitchen cabinets were deep, dark and disorganized. Trying to find things was like cave exploring. When we began remodeling our kitchen I knew those cabinets had to go and be replaced with some open shelving where I could see things without a flashlight.
I love how these turned out! Now I can see what I need and don't have to spend 20 minutes with a flashlight digging through a cabinet.
I plan on making curtains to cover up the stuff on the bottom shelves so my kitchen doesn't look quite so busy.
Thanks Ana!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$300. for two hutches approx. 7ft tall x 4 ft wide x 2 ft deep on bottom and 1 ft deep on top
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
White boards and pine plywood
Finish Used
MinWax Pre-Stain, MinWax Golden Oak stain for the main body
Zinsser 1-2-3 primer, Rustoleum Hammered Metal spray paint for the tops
Varathane polyurethane over everything
I was amazed at how much stain this wood soaked up even with using the pre-stain! Started out buying a small can and ended up going back to buy a 32 oz. and then having to buy another 32 oz and used half of that.
Also used about 6 cans of the Rustoleum. Learned that the trigger spray works much better than the regular spray for creating the textured finish.
Recommended Skill Level


Pam the Goatherd

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 06:57

It looks like the one hutch is leaning, but it's square. I live in a mobile home and have found that NOTHING is square in my tin-can home! At least the furniture that I've built is square.


Tue, 12/20/2011 - 15:11

Pam I love your hutch and the new use of space. I would love to see more plans for Mobile/manufactured homes, small homes, and apartments. Love anything that is multi-use or space conservative like built-ins.

Pam the Goatherd

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 09:30

Thanks, Viola. Our place is only 900 sq ft so I'm always trying to find ways to make things more efficient around here. I have been amazed at how much these hutches hold. I think my next project is going to be an entertainment center for our living room that will also have space for all our chargers.


Mon, 07/09/2012 - 15:52

I love the hutch. My wife and I also live in a small house with very little cabinet space. I like your open space idea and your hutch looks great.