Home life can be a challenge if your dwelling is lacking on square-footage. Sure, you love your urban apartment or sweet starter home, but cramped quarters and a lack of storage space can leave your living area feeling stressful and unorganized. No matter how small your home or apartment is, a bit of resourcefulness can easily help you kick the clutter while making your humble abode look bigger, brighter and more welcoming. To get you started, Earth911 rounded up 11 small space solutions that you can make yourself from reused materials.
1. Hang pots and pans from an old ladder
If your cabinets are overflowing with pots, pans and other kitchenware, consider opting for a quirky pot rack to reduce dinnertime frustration and keep clutter in check.
Sure, you can purchase a pot rack at the store, but why buy new when a reused solution can do the same job in style?
Dreamed up by Our Vintage Home Love blogger Diana, this creative ladder pot rack requires minimal materials and makes a huge impact in your kitchen design, while freeing up crucial cabinet space.
Diana assembled her own ladder for this project, but starting with an old ladder from your garage or a local thrift store will make the process even easier – and more eco-friendly. So, head to Diana’s tutorial at Our Vintage Home Love to give it a try in your own kitchen.
Note that this project works best in rooms with high ceilings but little floor and cabinet space. After all, you don’t want to bang your head on hanging pots every day.
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