I truly believe that base cabinets were placed on earth as some cosmic joke. Well, maybe it’s not that extreme, but it certainly is aggravating to try to store things in them. You either end up with everything right at the front and a ton of wasted space in the back, or you have to take everything out anytime that you need something. Adding drawers is the solution, but so many people tell me that while they love DIYing, they just don’t have the skills or tools to do something so drastic. However, there is an easy way to add pull-out drawers to bottom cabinets, and I am going to show you exactly how!
I finally have gotten around to organizing my junk drawer. It was really in need of some love, but I have been putting it off for awhile now, trying to focus on other more pressing projects. I have justified my procrastination by telling myself that it is just a junk drawer and by definition should not be organized. I mean, it’s right there in the title, “junk!” But, that line of thinking can only satisfy my obsessive need for order for so long. It would appear that the time was finally up. Luckily, I found these AMAAAAZING, easy DIY custom drawer dividers from Rockler.*
Have you ever looked at your cabinets and noticed that the doors just aren’t aligned straight with each other. It may seem like a minor issue, but unaligned doors can detract from even the most beautiful cabinets. That’s why it is always a good idea to know how to align cabinet doors. Trust me! Eventually you will need to do this.
Cabinets doors can become crooked for many different reasons. Sometimes it is just time and wear and tear that throw them out of alignment. Sometimes it is just a less than detail oriented installer that is at fault. Or, maybe you just built your own shaker doors and need to hang them straight. Regardless, getting your doors in perfect alignment is much easier than you may think, and I am going to show you how to align cabinet doors in 3 easy steps.
Regardless of what type of shelves that you have, whether they are built-in bookshelves, closet shelves, or kitchen cabinet shelves, it is always a good idea to have them to be adjustable. Adjustable shelves make it possible to customize your space to allow for very tall items or very small items. It also makes it possible to quickly add additional shelves. If you have ever wondered how to make shelves adjustable, the good news is that it is not hard at all!
If you look through enough articles on my blog, you will begin to notice a heavy concentration on storage/organization (in addition to my love for woodworking). One particular area that seems to garner an excessive amount of interest is closets. Everyone wants to know how to get the most out of their own clothing storage space. As a result, I get a lot of questions concerning this issue. Today, I would like to address some of these questions. So, I will be going over the standard closet measurement guidelines.