If you have recently realised that you are slowly running out of storage space, you are not alone. Many homeowners struggle with finding a place for all of their stuff, especially if they oppose the idea of putting it all in boxes and placing it in a garage or throwing it out altogether.
So, what can you do if you are running low on storage space? The recommended solution is to find surprising, smart ideas to create additional storage space yourself. There are many DIY projects you can carry on, ranging from adding storage next to your bathtub and creating a hidden bookshelf to installing floating shelves with drawers.
With a few online tutorials and useful tools at hand, you can add many hidden storages throughout your house! Here is our list of ideas that you can use to keep clutter in check.
Make Your Own Floating Shelf
Floating shelves are a great alternative to typical, boring cabinets. They can easily be hidden from view or look just as decorative. They are especially beneficial if you have a lot of books, DVDs or other items that you would like to organise but don’t know where to put them. It’s also an excellent option if you don’t want to place your Krix speakers directly on the floor or have a collection you want to display.
The DIY process is quite simple. All you need is a few boards (make sure they are thick enough), plywood, and some hardware. You will also need two hinges and a handle to finish the job.
You start by cutting the board to the right dimensions. Use some wood filler to fill in any gaps and sand everything down until smooth. You can assemble it by using wood glue and nails. After this, all you have to do is add the hinges and the handle and paint everything.
Create a Hidden Bookshelf With Drawers
Do not forget about your books! Bookshelves take up a lot of space in your house, which is why we suggest creating a hidden bookshelf with drawers instead of a regular shelf with closed compartments. The results are amazing, and your books will feel happy too!
For this project, we recommend using pallets because they are easy to work with, solid enough for any furniture making project and inexpensive. Take the pallet apart and make sure that every board is straight before moving forward with the project. You will be attaching everything together.
First, cut out all the boards into equal length pieces before making each stand on its own. Next, use some nails and glue to attach these boards together into one solid structure.
You can fix the old drawer handles in there if you want or simply use some other type of handles that you like. To do this, simply drill a hole and insert the handle. Next, attach the boards together using glue and nails. Make sure that they are locked into place so that they hold together well.
After this, you can use the finished product to store your books (and other stuff as well) in style!
Add a DIY Hidden Storage Next to Your Bathtub
Do you have a small bathroom? Or maybe you just want to add some additional storage solution that is hidden from view but still accessible?
If this sounds like something you would like to try, why not try adding a hidden storage compartment right next to your bathtub? All you need is a few tools and some ingenuity, and you can transform your bathtub into beautiful storage space! It is relatively easy to do and does not cost much either.
For this project, we recommend installing a slide-out shelf on the outside of the tub. This way, you will be able to access everything you need without having to get up!
You can paint your bathtub compartment however you want. After assembling it together and painting it, all you have to do is add a few handles and hardware to make it easy to open and close. If you like, you can even add an LED light inside! But remember that it won’t be useful for storing anything that could get damaged by water, so keep this in mind.
There are many ways to add additional storage space to your home, ranging from simple DIY jobs that you can do on your own to complicated projects that will require the help of a professional. If you have some free time and are looking for new ways to organise your stuff, why not give any of these DIY ideas a try? They all allow you to add hidden storage spaces that are accessible but also out of sight.
Hidden storage in your bathroom can be an excellent place to store all of your toothbrushes and soaps. Alternatively, creating a shelf with drawers is an easy solution for storing your books and other small items.
If you want to keep clutter in check, you need to find a place for everything and hide the things that are not used as often. Pick your favourite storage idea and start working on it today!