DIY Tips for Creating Unique Storage

If it seems like you have too many things in your home and no place to put them, try some creating unique storage. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to create functional storage that still looks great. Here are some great DIY tips, brought to you by the flooring and design experts at Unique Flooring in San Diego, CA.

Make a Storage Bench Out of a Bookshelf
This project creates two great additions to your home: more storage and more seating. Find a tall, narrow bookshelf and lay it across the floor on its side, then place it against the edge of a wall with the opening facing the middle of the room. Use fabric or wicker baskets that fit into the cubbies to store any toys, winter accessories, crafting supplies, or other items, and purchase or make a simple seat cushion to rest across the top and your result will be new bench seating with plenty of extra storage underneath.

Install a Tension Rod Underneath the Sink
If you are like most people, you likely keep your cleaning products in the cabinets beneath your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Try hanging your trigger nozzle bottles to free up additional space below them. Simply install a tension rod inside the cabinet, then suspend your cleaning supplies on them by hanging each from the trigger.

Add Magnets Under Kitchen Cabinets
To free up counter and cabinet space in your kitchen, consider utilizing the empty space underneath your cabinets to store dry goods. First, adhere a metal strip to the bottom of your kitchen cabinet. Next, affix strong magnets to the caps of small mason jars or spice jars. Now you can hang your nonperishable food products in an otherwise unused space.

Create Compact Shoe Storage
Women who have more high-heeled shoes than they dare to count can turn a cluttered closet into a beautiful display of favorite fashions with the help of simple crown molding. Paint the crown molding any color you wish, then affix it horizontally to the wall. Hang your shoes by resting the edge of the heels on top of the molding, with the toe of each shoe resting flush against the wall.

Oftentimes, storage will clear up a great deal of floor space, which means changing out your flooring might be your next DIY project. If you are looking for affordable wood, tile, vinyl, laminate, or carpet flooring in Oceanside, call Unique Flooring today at 760-945-0010 or come by our showroom. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives would be happy to assist you.