Time for Recess: How to Create Shelf Space Between Studs

Time for Recess: How to Create Shelf Space Between Studs | Diary of a DIYer

In a perfect world, there’d be enough space to store all of our stuff. Most of us know that’s not realistic, so where do you turn when you absolutely need more storage?

The answer is in your walls.

Every room in your home could use some more shelf space. Take advantage of wasted space between your wall studs by installing recessed shelving.

Out of Sight: Popular Ways to Use Access Panels

Out of Sight: Popular Ways to Use Access Panels | Diary of a DIYer

Living up to their name, access panels provide behind-the-scenes access to the concealed areas in your walls. They’re commonly used in the building and plumbing industries, but installing one yourself is a simple DIY project.

DIY Ideas to Make the Most of Your Kickspace

DIY Ideas to Make the Most of Your Kickspace | Diary of a DIYer

The kickspace (also referred to as the toe kick) is the recessed space beneath your base cabinets. It came about as an ergonomic solution to prevent back strain caused by leaning over the cabinets while working. The toe kick’s original function was innovative for its time, but modern home design has evolved the space into being so much more.

Entryway Updates: Ideas for Décor and Organization

Entryway Updates: Ideas for Décor and Organization

Entryways are frequently traveled spots in our homes, but we usually don’t spend a lot of time in them other than going in and out. Over time, they can accumulate a lot of our belongings—keys, mail, shoes, coats. Space is also a factor with entryways. Some homes have a small entry, while others have a lofty foyer. No matter the size of your entryway, here are some tips to save space and decorate with style.

Kitchen Backsplash Storage Ideas

Kitchen Backsplash Storage Ideas

Kitchen storage can be a struggle if you have a lot to store but not a lot of space. When you run out of room in the drawers and cabinets, where do you turn? (Hint: your backsplash!) Backsplashes can be modified to have a lot more use than just protecting your walls from messes.

Now that you have an idea of what type of backsplash you’d like in your kitchen, here are some ideas to make the most out of the space.

Winter Cleaning Tips

Winter is finally upon us, and for those of us here in colder climates that can mean a bit of cabin fever. So what better time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning and start the new year off right. Plus who wants to be cleaning when the weather turns nice? Here are some awesome ideas to help get you started.

Laundry Room Storage: Under Cabinet Towel Bar

For many homes the laundry room is one of the most used rooms in the home but often one of the smallest. Keeping things organized is key to making this space useful and efficient. One the best and quite possibly least expensive storage ideas that you can incorporate into your laundry room is to mount a towel bar under your cabinets.

6 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger

After years of college living and small apartments my wife and I have gotten pretty good at making our spaces seem larger than they actually are. Chances are you too have felt the need to open up a space or just make your room more in your home or apartment. Here are a few tips for making your home look larger…

Kitchen Cabinets: Organizing the Chaos

This has always been a problem of mine…my wife and I are making dinner and I go to grab a can or spice or any food for that matter only to realize it is buried behind 15 other things or worse we don’t have it at all. I finally thought it was time to clean out and reorganize our cabinets. Not only has this made life easier when searching for food, but it saves a huge amount of time come grocery shopping each week, instead of rummaging through a pile of cans and bags of half eaten potato chips we now have an excellent system that allows us to know what we have and how much of it we need. If you are in the same boat give these tips a try the next time you go to clean your kitchen, trust me it’s worth the time.