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Building a House? Customize It With These Hacks

Whether you're building your own home for quality purposes,
or if you want your "dream home," 

From customizable shelving, cabinets, storage ideas, and more, 
these are ideas to consider for your home to ensure
both quality, space, and convenience.



Built-in components for storage space in cabinets

Utilize space under bathtub as storage

Pull-out drawer for storage space

Hidden cabinet near toilet for plunger, etc.

 Add mantel to long mirror for appearance and storage space

Add shelf above doors for additional storage space

Built-in storage behind long mirror for storage space



Pull-up bed for easy access to under-bed storage

Built-in storage components for attractive, storage space under bed

Pull-out drawer for shoe storage in closet

Utilize side of dressers/walls/etc. as storage space

 Built-in dresser to make room look larger

Built-in shelves on closet door for additional storage space

Pull-up bed to save space and make room look larger when not sleeping, 
great for small spaces or guest bedroom



Sink with multiple functions

Use up space underneath cabinets for extra storage

Long "River" sink, great for filling with ice for parties

Built-in storage components inside cabinets

Storage space cabinets underneath booth-style dining table

Cabinet organization for silverware to stand upright

Turn "fake drawer" under sink into a small storage space

Drawer that pulls out for cooking utensils, saves counter space

Drawer/cabinet that has dividers for baking sheets and pans

Corner drawers for larger storage space than small individual ones

Drawer designated for pots/pans storage

Mini fridge built-in under counter space or island

Pull-out narrow drawer, storage for canned goods and spices

Make sure island has "hole" in it to push in chairs and for comfortable sitting

Pull-out drawer for under-the-sink storage

Cylinder barrels for holding wine, cheaper than having a cellar

Pop-up electrical plug-outlet, space saver

Drawer to hide pet food/water, can be in the kitchen, laundry room, etc.

Customizable storage components in cabinets to utilize space


Misc. Spaces

Built-in bookshelves under staircase

Turn-around driveway for visitors/parties

Secret bookshelf? Might be cool...

Storage space under staircase

Turn a closet space into a reading nook

Garage underneath house to increase space on first floor

Hide laundry mat in closet area, doors close for less noise

Window seat areas

Outlet plugs go inward so plug-ins don't stick out far

 Mudroom area in entry hall for coats, shoes, etc.

Storage unit in stair steps

Pull-out shelves without getting a stepping stool


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