Here are some great projects to increase the storage space in your home. In many homes, nobody seems to have enough storage space, so why not do a few projects to fix that problem. Not only will it make your life easier, there will be a good reason to make these DIY storage projects.
Under the stairs
Builders are notoriously bad at utilizing the space under a staircase. Even when they put a closet there, they still leave half the space unused. Since most stairwells can be around four feet deep, you can build a rolling appliance cart into it. To make this space into a cabinet, just open up a hole in the wall, putting in a header for the studs that are above the cabinet door. Finish out the inside of the space with drywall and install cabinet doors.
Under the sink
The fake drawer front under kitchen and bathroom sinks is there to make the cabinets match, but really doesn’t do you much good. There’s not enough space to add a drawer under the sink, but that doesn’t mean the space has to go to waste. Putting that drawer front on a hinge and building a box that attaches to the back of it creates a great place for putting sponges, steel wool pads and other small cleaning tools.
If your home has roof eaves cutting into your second floor, then don’t let that space go to waste. There’s a lot of useful space under those eaves and these spaces most builders go to waste. All it takes is a little cabinetmaking skill, and you can add in linen cabinets, bookshelves and other types of storage in what would otherwise be considered wasted space. You can even use the space just by adding in a low door so that you can utilize the space under the eaves just like attic space, storing boxes and miscellaneous in the recovered space.
Kitchen cabinet soffits
Many homes have soffits over the kitchen cabinets. These soffits are there merely to fill the space between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling. Taking the soffit out and finishing off the area creates storage above the wall cabinets. This is a great place to show off baskets, serving dishes, Jell-O molds and other not commonly used items in your kitchen. When they need to be used, they can be taken down for use, but they always have a home back over the cabinets.