10 Cheap DIY Ideas for More Storage Space in Your House

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10 cheap diy ideas for more storage space

Whether you need more storage space in your kitchen, bedroom, or living room, these DIY ideas can help you build something on a budget. You can use old materials in new ways to create something interesting and useful as well.

1. Concealed Bookshelf

In regards to time and money invested, this might be the cheapest and quickest way to make a small shelf for books. It also looks cool thanks to a minimalist design and requires nothing more than a simple bracket, some screws, and an unwanted book.

2. Vintage Suitcase Storage

In regards to time and money invested, this might be the cheapest and quickest way to make a small shelf for books. It also looks cool thanks to a minimalist design and requires nothing more than a simple bracket, some screws, and an unwanted book.

old suitcase storage

3. Old Leather Belt Shelf

Another quick, but eye-catching way to create more shelf space in your home is to recycle worn out leather belts and planks from pallets. You can sand the wood and finish it with paint or leave it as is.

leather belt shelf

4. Sturdy Storage Chest From Old Pallets

For something bigger and stronger in regards to storage, you could upcycle pallets and create a rustic chest. You’ll need a jigsaw to cut the planks to size and a drill for the screw-nuts. You could also recycle the hinges or pulls or buy them for relatively little money.

storage chest from old pallets

5. Space-Saving DIY Bike Hanger

More and more people choose to bike to work, but some of us live in relatively small apartments. To keep your bicycle safe while saving room, you can use old drop bars to hang your ride on the wall.

bike-hanger

6. Entryway Storage And Bench From An Old Door

If you don’t have a spot to place your shoes and hang your coats when you come into the house, you’ll love this idea. It can include a bench with storage space, coat hangers, and overhead space.

old door enterway storage and bench

7. Handy Kitchen Utensil Rack from A Rake

The easiest and quickest way to prepare a tasty meal is to have everything you need at an arm’s length in your kitchen. Here’s a simple idea to hang your utensils, or pans for quick access.

8. Shelves Made from Old Ladders

Before you throw out your old wood ladders, think of what you can use them for. Here’s is an example of how to re-purpose them for more shelf space, whether it’s for plants, books or other things.

old ladders shelves

9. Wall-Mounted Pot Rack

Storing cookware can be a big headache, not to mention rummaging through under-counter storage to take a pot out. Instead of stuffing your cabinets, try this open storage idea that uses reclaimed wood.

wall-mounted pot rack

10. Turn Wicker Baskets into Bathroom Shelves

Our final suggestion is an idea for your bathroom. You can reuse old or buy new wicker baskets and attach them in a variety of ways to your wall or ceiling to add extra storage space.

wicker baskets bathroom shelves

Conclusion

As you can see, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time to get good results. Just by using a little bit of know-how and some creativity, there’s always a way to store things in new ways. Take these ideas as a starting point and add your touch to best suit your needs.

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