I decided to adapt an under-counter storage basket to reclaim some of that unused space resource. These are sold in a number of different sizes and styles.
|Many of them are intended to take advantage of dead space in dish cabinetry, such as this example from The Container Store.|
|A little stylistic consistency never hurt anyone. I didn't get this from The Container Store, however. As of this writing, I got the last two that were available via Amazon Prime, although they are still available from other vendors.|
|We used bolt cutters to snip off the "arms" such that we were left with a three-sided basket.|
|This is the kind of cable tie to which I refer.|
|Zip it around the upper support bar of the basket and cut it flush.|
|Then you are left with this little tab through which you can run a screw.|
|Like this. We also used washers for added support, but I think this piece would do nicely without them.|
|As I said above, it's a good size for the T1N Interstate cabinetry. The gray blob at left is the underside of the Dometic sink. The white strip at right is the spacer that protects and anchors the stove. The basket is a near-optimal width and depth to provide an additional storage shelf without obstructing movement of the items stored below. |
You can see how the basket is anchored by five screws with washers. There is room to store additional items in there with the frying pan (and I probably will). BTW, the lower dish and utensil storage basket is described in this previous post; the cutlery is inserted individually into the basket weave so that it won't rattle up against itself while the vehicle is in motion.