20 Creative DIY Projects for Anyone Living in a Small Space

There are many reasons why small homes are appealing to people For instance, smaller spaces can inspire homeowners to decorate them minimalistically and live with less stuff

In addition, smaller spaces are, logically, easier to clean and maintain However, some people might find it difficult to deal with small spaces It can leave them yearning for a little more space For those who want to learn how to handle limited space with ease and make their homes more comfortable, here are 20 creative do-it-yourself projects to try for anyone living in a small space by simphomecom! 20

How To Build A Rotating Canned Food Storage System With this vertical storage, it’s easy to access the wanted items as they are always at the bottom end of the storage And, there’s always a clear view of both the available items and those that need to be replenished The only needed materials are some boards, a decorative trim, wood glue, some screws, and paint The necessary tools for this project are a saw, a tape measure, a drill, some clamps and a nail gun Not all cans are the same dimensions, so it’s important to measure everything precisely and make sure that the trim can hold them in place

After the measuring, gluing and sawing, the only thing left to do is paint, hang and fill with cans! 19 How To Build A Lightweight Sliding Barn Door The majority of people find sliding barn doors very appealing However, the hardware is quite expensive, and the doors are really heavy Of course, there’s a DIY alternative for it Additionally, the DIY version will make it possible to have an extremely lightweight sliding barn door

The catch is that behind the fabric, that we’ll be using as an alternative, there won’t be anything solid, just a frame This way, there won’t be any wood or other heavy stuff, at all It’s important to measure 3 things: the width of the wall, the height of the ceiling, and the width of the closet opening Building these doors will take estimated no more than two days Once the building part is finished, the only thing left to do is hang them and enjoy

18 DIY Wall Serving Station For this project, it’s necessary to have a board in desired measures After cutting everything according to the measurements and gluing the boards together with the wood glue, they should be nailed in place By adding hinges to the sides of the board, it will be possible to close it when it’s not in use After adding the hinges, it’s necessary to attach a chain to each side of the board

Then, pull the chains tightly so that the boards form a 90-degree angle, and, finally, screw the chain in place The final step is closing the lid and installing the hook and eyes to each side of the top shelving That’s all there is to it! As it is attached to the wall, this serving station can be used as a self-serve drink center It’s possible to close it when not in use, so it’s a perfect space saver! 17 Sofa Hack: Wooden Armrest Table with Built-In Cup Holder A wooden armrest table with a cup holder is something that everyone needs, as balancing a full cup of hot coffee on the armrest might result in you being burnt and moody all day

Therefore, here comes a handy DIY solution to the rescue of both the beverage and the upholstery If there’s some time to spare, why not dedicate that to a little bit of woodwork in order to make something useful? Roll up those sleeves, get some basic power tools and supplies, and in no time there will be a wooden armrest table for some snacks to binge on while watching TV and a cup holder to protect that favorite mug of yours 16 Wooden Spinning Table for Books or Tools For the bookworms out there, Instead of letting those books pile up and start falling from the shelves, spend some time on this handy and useful DIY project that will lead to having a table for books (or even tools) that can spin What’s needed here is the wood for the shelf and the brackets, and a Lazy Susan that will allow the table to spin

With basic tools such as a drill, a saw, wood glue and paint, making this table will be a piece of cake 15 DIY Honeycomb Storage Bins Dealing with small spaces might be really difficult as there’s not enough space for you to store your things Buying storage bins can also be difficult in these cases, as the bins in stores don’t seem to fit perfectly in the space that is available Therefore, why not make your own storage bins? After finishing this project, you’ll end up having more space to store everything and create a neat and clean interior

So, now there’s a way to handle the mess that can be impossible to cope with in small spaces! 14 Storage Ottoman DIY Another great space saver is an ottoman that is doable to copy if one knows how to handle a drill and a staple gun This project is one of those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one, too Some necessities are a couple of wooden crates, some plywood, and casters Once the ottoman is finished, and it surely won’t take too much time, it will be possible to tuck away remotes, books, magazines, kids’ toys and whatever needs to be placed away quickly

Thanks to the casters it can be wheeled out of the way for more space and wheeled back in when needed 13 How To Build A Bathroom Vanity Sliding Shelf What’s even more problematic than dealing with small home spaces, storage-wise, is having to deal with tiny bathrooms Usually, there isn’t enough space to store everything Well, of course, there’s a way to solve this with a simple DIY bathroom vanity sliding shelf

With this shelf, everything is organized and accessible with just one pull By dedicating a minimal amount of time and with some basic tools and supplies, this project will be finished with ease and will lead to a beautiful and well-organized bathroom space Definitely worth giving a try! 12 DIY Shelf Over The Bed Unlike some DIY projects that might end up being very complicated, a DIY shelf will be neither time consuming nor difficult With just one piece of tooling, a screwdriver, creating a shelf that’s going to be put above the bed is going to be a piece of cake! It will be great for space saving, and it’s visually appealing, too! What’s more, it’s super cheap, and it will cost less than 20 bucks

Simply amazing! 11 Seat Belt Key Holder For those who always find it hard to locate their keys, there’s a great DIY project on how to create a seat belt key holder With a piece of wood, two seat belt buckles (cut out from the seat belts), some basic tools and glue, losing those keys won’t happen again! In addition, for those who want to express their creativity, decorating the wood will result in having a key holder with both practical and aesthetic purpose 10 Mini Floating shelf The mini floating shelves project will be absolutely perfect for a small space that needs to be used wisely while retaining the stylish aesthetics

For this project, there are just a couple of things you’ll need, such as a wooden board, a drill, some ropes, and paint With these tools and supplies, you’ll end up having fantastic, gravity-defying shelves that will leave your guests speechless! 9 Industrial Adjustable Height Bolt Bar Stool Living in a small space doesn’t necessarily mean that there should be no parties or charades in it For those occasions, when some extra seating is needed, it’s good to have something that won’t take up much space That’s where bar stools come in

Roll up those sleeves and start working that wood! It will be worth it once there are some guests to impress by just pulling up one of these As known to all, bar stools can be difficult for the shorter ones, but there’s a catch! This DIY project will result in having bar stools with adjustable height problem solved! 8 DIY Lazy Susan under $20 Why spend money on something that can be an interesting project to do on your own? Well, here’s another idea Instead of buying the lazy susan that can serve for many purposes, why not make one and save some cash? With a round piece of pine, a rotating spice holder, some paint and glue, making the lazy susan will be easy and fun! This project won’t be time-consuming at all After it, you’ll have a Lazy Susan that you can use as a sauce holder, which will make family dinners more enjoyable when no one has to “pass the ketchup”

7 DIY Geometric Shelves There can never be too many shelves in the room, right? Along with their space-saving purpose, they are great decorative accents Making geometric shelves is quite simple and, more importantly, cheap Another great thing is that there’s no need for anything fancy to make these They are possible to make by using only a staple gun and a miter box with a saw

That’s incredibly nifty, right?! 6 DIY Nesting Herb Boxes Making nesting herb boxes requires no master science Also, it’s a great way to grow some herbs, hold flowers, succulents or decor items By cutting the wood, gluing it together in the form of a box, painting it and attaching the hanging hook to it, this project will be successfully completed within just one day! 5 DIY Double X Console Table A double X console table will be perfect for storing books, keys, remotes, magazines and much more

Additionally, it will enrich the space with the rustic effect, which will give an artistic touch to the overall space So, not only will it serve its purpose, but it will be an eye-pleaser, too! With some wood, nails, and paint, the double X console table is good to go 4 Cheapest DIY Curtain Rods A room cannot be complete without curtains Somehow, long curtain rods can be very expensive

So, in order to save up, why not make your own, inexpensive curtain rods? For this project, it’s necessary to have an electrical conduit, corner braces, straps, and nuts and bolts This solution is ideal for those who don’t want to spend a lot on curtain rods, and for those who like to express their creativity, as it’s possible to have some fun decorating them 3 Make your own Lazy Susan The DIY lazy Susan was already covered earlier However, the previous one might be too small for some

Also, a good quality, large Lazy Susan can be extremely difficult to find There are a few tiny plastic models that might be used in the refrigerator, but nothing for big cabinets The best part of this project is that it’s incredibly painless to complete and affordable The only needed materials are an MDF, a Lazy Susan hardware (available at hardware stores), a couple of screws, a jigsaw and some paint What’s left to do is measuring the cupboard, cutting a circle out of a piece of MDF, priming and painting it, and attaching the Lazy Susan onto the bottom

Easy, right? 2 Adjustable Pegboard This particular DIY project will look awesome and is just as functional as it is visually appealing As the pegs are interchangeable, it’s possible to mix, match, and customize the content The necessary tools and materials for this one are a sheet of plywood, a sheet of pegboard, a drill, a nail gun and a level Before we get to number 1, I suggested press subscribe button if this channel is new to you and bell icon beside it

This way you'll be notified of the new videos every time I have published it 1 Hanging Kitchenware The last project on the list is something that could be useful for everyone No one likes having messy kitchen cabinets Why stress about not being able to find the right pot buried under a messy pile of kitchenware, when it’s possible to clean up this mess with one simple DIY? The needed materials are a piece of wood, a shelf slide reel, some nails, hooks and a drill

Once the wood has been attached to the reel, along with the hooks, it is ready to be placed into the cabinet Within a couple of hours, messy cabinets will become ancient history! That’s it for now, since you’re still watching, like this video before it ends or share it with anyone close to you in your social media account See you again next time with “hopefully” better videos, and Thanks for watching

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