A home that does not have a lot of storage options is most of the time not a very functional home to live in. This is because without storage areas, your home will look thrown together with random stuff sitting everywhere. This will make it cluttered and make it hard for guests to enjoy the finer features of your home’s decor. Instead of having a cluttered up space, why not learn how you can design and build your own storage cabinets?
One of the easiest ways to achieve building your own cabinets is to repurpose items that you may find at a garage sale or hidden in your attic. Even a simple crate can become a unique place to put your items into, especially if they are the wooden style crates which can be used as shelves inside of your bathroom to hold all of the necessities. This will also keep them from piling up around your sink, if you put the shelves closer to that area so you can put your toothbrushes and soaps, lotions, and perfumes inside of them. The same can be done with an old bookshelf that you have really no purpose for at this time. You can give it a fresh coat of paint, add some wicker baskets, and transform a normally cluttered area into a great looking space.
If you are a little craftier and able to work with saws and other power tools, you can look for cabinet ideas on the web. There are a lot of easy ways for you to create storage in areas that really cannot hold more than you already have in it. For instance, you can find a pattern for a bed storage area. To do this, you would need to be able to build a box that was the size of your child’s bed. Add a drawer or two for them to put toys away inside of. You will need to make sure and put tracks so that the drawer can slide easily. You can paint it and put your mattress over it or some people even put padding on the “box” so that it looks like a box spring. Couches, chairs, ottomans, and benches can also be built to add storage where you need it.
With a little creative thinking and a willingness to explore the internet, you can find many ways to improve the storage in your home. Are you ready to start building?