Articles in: Storage and Organization

DIY Kitchen Command Center

Posted by: on August 25th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Kitchen Command Center

A kitchen command center can be a big help in keeping a busy family organized. It’s a place to leave family notes, post schedules and hang keys. This DIY kitchen command center features just about everything you’d want– a magnetic chalkboard, a strip of cork board for pinning items, hooks for keys, and a rack for holding papers and folders. Plus, it looks great with its doors decorated with stained wood planks.

Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial to make your own kitchen command center.

 

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Four Garage Organization Tips You Can Use Right Now

Posted by: on June 5th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Four Garage Organization Tips You Can Use Right Now

 

Laura Putnam of Finding Home has some very simple garage organization tips that can tame the clutter in what’s often the most cluttered part of the house. 

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Kids Room Organization Solutions That Are Practical and Attractive

Posted by: on June 4th, 2015 | One Comment

Kids Room Organization Solutions That Are Practical and Attractive

Kids are a big part of Alix Adam’s life. That’s why she’s become a master of kids room organization solutions. 

We asked the blogger behind A Ruffled Life to show us some of her practical and attractive kids room organization ideas.

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Creative Craft Room Storage and Organization

Posted by: on June 4th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Creative Craft Room Storage and Organization

Blogger Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY, being a professional crafter, is also an expert in what you might call creative craft room storage and organization. Anyone with a crafting hobby knows that ample storage space and easy organization crafting supplies is crucial. It should look good, too, of course. If you’re going to spend hours at a time the craft room, you want it to be an attractive space.

Carrie has the most attractive hobby space you’ll ever see, and she’s here to show us all her craft room storage ideas.

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DIY Laundry Room Shelves and Storage Ideas

Posted by: on March 11th, 2015 | 51 Comments

DIY Laundry Room Shelves and Storage Ideas

Pipe shelving is a trendy way to add storage space to just about any room. This DIY pipe project is the centerpiece of the laundry room storage ideas submitted by Brandi of Don’t Disturb This Groove for our DIY Challenge: Pipe series here on The Home Depot Blog.

We asked Brandi and several other fabulously talented crafters and bloggers to come up with ingenious DIY projects that use pipe as an ingredient. It could be just about any kind of pipe: galvanized pipePVC pipe or, as in this case, copper pipe.

We love how easy these laundry room shelves are to build, and the pipe shelving makes Brandi’s laundry room shelves look great. 

Just follow the step-by-step tutorial to build your own pipe shelves. 

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Small Laundry Room Ideas: A Budget-Friendly Makeover

Posted by: on June 20th, 2014 | 4 Comments

Small Laundry Room Ideas: A Budget-Friendly Makeover

Life is sweet when you’re a talented designer, writer and entrepreneur… but you still have to do laundry. And sometimes your laundry room would be so much more pleasant and organized if you could give it a little makeover. 

This is a true story, and maybe you can sympathize.

Carrie Waller is our designer/writer/entrepreneur with the laundry room situation. But she’s the creative mind behind Dream Green DIY, so she’s bound to have some terrific small laundry room ideas. Not to spoil the ending of the story, her laundry space makeover turns out great!

Carrie agreed to show us how she upgraded her laundry closet– with some fresh paint, new storage solutions, and even some DIY art. These are simple, budget-friendly ideas that you can apply to your own true-life laundry room makeover. 

 

Although our townhouse will forever hold a special place in my heart since it was our first home together, it regrettably came brimming with builder grade fixtures and finishes. Of course, there’s nothing particularly wrong with that, but for an eclectic, antique-loving homeowner such as myself, it left quite a bit to be desired.

So we’ve been working our way through the house, one room at a time, changing out lighting, hardware and faucets to reflect our retro-meets-modern, collected style. One of the final rooms left on the to-do list was our laundry room, and with the help of The Home Depot we finally were able to cross that item off—with a flourish!

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Inspired: Home Office Organization Ideas

Posted by: on February 26th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Home Office Organization Ideas

If there’s one room in the house you really have to keep orderly, it might be your home office. Whatever area you’ve designated as a home office is where school projects are kept and important documents are stored, not to mention magazines, recipes, and little notes. It’s essential to keep your home office in working order! And even better–make it an attractive and comfortable space to pay bills, file away important papers or write a term paper. Here are a few home office organization ideas to get your work space in tip-top shape.

Mail & Magazine Rack

If piles of paper, stacks of magazines, and endless junk mail are giving you a run for your money, try a wall organizer with different compartments for all your paper-wrangling needs. You’ll instantly have more space on your desk and the mail clutter will be easily tamed. We love the Nathan Wall Organizer from Home Decorators Collection.

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DIY Glass Cabinet Doors

Posted by: on February 20th, 2014 | 15 Comments

DIY Glass Cabinet Doors

Adding glass doors to existing shelves is a great way to upgrade the look of the room. You can store away your glassware when it’s not in use, but you still get the benefit of its eye-appeal.

Jennifer Bridgman of the home improvement blog The Chronicles of Home says you can make your own DIY glass cabinet doors. That’s exactly what she did in her home. And as you can see, her shelves with custom-built glass cabinet doors look smashing.  

Here’s her step-by-step tutorial, along with lots of photos of how she built the cabinet doors.   

The kitchen in my new house has a great little eating nook with built-in bookshelves on either side of the windows.  All the extra shelving is great for storage but as I started putting some glassware away on the shelves I realized the open style was going to be a dusting nightmare.

Who wants to add dusting all of your glassware, piece by piece, to your weekly cleaning list?

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Inspired: Kitchen Storage Ideas

Posted by: on February 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Kitchen Storage Ideas: Six Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

Keeping a tidy kitchen can not only make cooking meals at home just a little bit easier, but also a lot more pleasant. Get your kitchen organized, with plenty of good storage space, you might find yourself spending less money on eating out. Here are six kitchen storage ideas that will cut the clutter and create a well-organized kitchen where cooking is a pleasure.

 

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Keeping pots, pans and lids together is one of the biggest obstacles to organizing your kitchen. Our solution is the two-tiered Rev-A-Shelf X-Large Cookware Organizer. It helps you store pots and pans while maximizing the most out of your cabinet space. Say goodbye to reorganizing pots, pans or lids every time you take one off the shelf.

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DIY Beverage Station

Posted by: on February 18th, 2014 | 11 Comments
DIY Beverage Station

 

Having a beverage station in place goes a long way toward turning a basement or family room into a space for easy entertaining. 

Carmel Phillips of Our Fifth House wanted a place to serve drinks and snacks in her basement. She came up with an easy-to-build DIY beverage station just using a couple of inexpensive cabinets and a small beverage cooler. 

Take a look at how she built it, and then start making plans to put a similar beverage station in your home.

We spend a great deal of family time in our basement, and we also do a lot of casual entertaining down there. It’s where the “big” TV lives, so friends and family gather here to watch sports quite often. One thing we were lacking was a place not only to set up a buffet area while we’re entertaining, but also to store all of the stuff we need when we’re hosting a casual gathering. Going up and down the stairs multiple times to grab items from the kitchen is good exercise, but I’d rather watch basketball players get sweaty than actually get sweaty myself on a game night.

What we really needed was a beverage station that could store all of the party supplies and also function as a buffet area for serving. 

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