Storage Solutions - IKEA Hack
|IKEA Hack - Built In Dresser|
A few years ago I asked our readers what was most important to them in a primary suite: a big bedroom, a big bathroom or lots of storage. Storage won, by a landslide! Let's face it, we all have more 'stuff' than we need and storage space is always at a premium in an old house. So the trick is figuring out where you can capture every square inch of storage!
This bungalow has a gable roof, so some sections of the room have low ceiling heights. Normally that would limit its usefulness, but we took a tip from other antique bungalows and figured out how to create storage space in the low hip gable space.
|Photo: IKEA website|
To get started, we put them together per the instructions, but left the drawers out until the end. To give it that built-in look, Brian trimmed the front edge of the top and removed the legs at the bottom. That way they fit perfectly into the opening we created in the wall. I had millwork custom made to match the original, so once he added that around the dressers, they look like they've been there for years!
|Doesn't the dresser look like it's always been there?|
This could easily be a DIY project for someone to do in their own home. Isn't this a fantastic way to create additional storage?