In most kitchens, the base cabinet below the sink offers the most amount of storage space.
Unfortunately, this is how most of us use that space: We just toss things in there, pretty disorganized.
I’m going to show you a Simple Solution: how to build a shelf that will fit in there and will nearly double the storage space and help you organize all your supplies.
I made the shelf out of a 1-by-10 pine board. I started by cutting the shelf the width of the cabinet. Then I cut two short legs.
The overall height of the shelving unit was about 12 inches. Then I simply screwed the shelf down to the legs using 1 and 5/8-inch drywall screws.
I’m just going to slip this into place, slide it in and stand it up.
In this case, I just squeeze the shelf in right in front of the trap of the sink.
If the pipe is in the way, you can easily notch the shelf with a jigsaw.
Now you have two-tier storage, plenty of room to store all the supplies and keep them organized — but completely out of the way.
Watch the video above to see Joe’s Simple Solution.
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