I now have a pantry!
This little kitchen did not have any pantry space when I arrived. Once the hot water heater was removed from the left closet, it was the perfect place to become a pantry.
So, cleaning, painting, and shelving later, it provides a lot of storage! Before, this was not only wasted space, but dangerously used space, with an un-drained, leaking water heater that harmed floors in this room and the master bath. With Dad's help, both light fixtures were replaced. One had been heat/smoke damaged, and the other was a bare bulb/porcelain pull-chain socket (originally in the laundry closet).