Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Simple Garage or Workshop Storage Solutions

While the garage is a great place for storage, it often becomes cluttered, making it hard to find what you need. Here are some easy projects to allow you to get even more storage space out of your garage while keeping it organized.

DIY Recycling Chute

Finding room in the kitchen to store the various bins needed for recycling can take up a lot of valuable cabinet space. Here Danny comes up with an innovative solution to the problem by installing chutes made from standard 4” dryer vent pipe that send cans and plastic bottles to bins located on a lower floor of the home.

Basement Stair Shelves

If you're looking for ways to gain extra storage space, a basement staircase leading up to a first floor is an ideal spot for shelves made from 2x4s. Watch this video to find out how.
Rack for storing lids made from towel bars

How to Make a Kitchen Cabinet Rack to Store Lids for Pots

It's inevitable that if you store your pots and pans with the lids on them, they won't stay that way for long and you'll find yourself constantly searching for the right lid to the right saucepan. Organize your pot and pan lids by creating a simple storage area for them.

Attic Shelving

Attics are all about storage, but rarely is the storage organized. Here's a simple solution to take advantage of the open framing found in most attics. Create shelves for attic storage by building an L shaped support from 1x4s. One end of the L runs vertically attaching to the side of the roof rafter. The other end, running horizontally, attaches to the same rafter further down.

Junk Drawer Divider

Every kitchen has a junk drawer and we can't change that, but we may be able to help you organize your junk. Drawer organizers can be purchased from most home centers or discount stores but rarely do they allow you to truly customize the drawer space. The solution: create custom dividers using lattice strips. Watch this video to find out how.

Under Bed Storage

The space under your bed doesn't have to be just for hiding stuff you don't want to put away. By adding casters to the underside of an old drawer you can recycle it to serve as under-bed storage. Watch this video to find out how.

How to Create Build Laundry Organizer

Here's a simple solution to organizing the dirty laundry in your laundry room. Construct a custom shelf unit sized to hold three to five laundry hampers so clothes can be sorted upon arrival in the laundry room.
Drilling a hole for an adjustable shelf in a bookcase.

DIY Adjustable Shelf Hole Drilling Jig

Find out how to make a simple jig from pegboard to drill evenly spaced holes in bookcases and cabinets for adjustable shelves. Watch this video to find out more.