Vertical storage and concrete staining?

We are in the process of downsizing. I need advice on small living emphasizing going vertical with storage. I need a DIY to resolve my lack of vertical use for storage that is attractive. Also, I need to know how to re-stain concrete that has worn off under the patio. It ties into our new living space, the in-law quarters. Ain’t life wonderful! Lol

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 10, 2018

    Origami makes some nice shelves that roll around with locking feet and fold up when not in use. I've seen them on HSN, Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond. They come in a variety of colors.


    For something more permanent, let us know your decor style and we can help you find diy shelving.

  • Bijous Bijous on Sep 10, 2018

    Hi. Rev-a-shelf has some nifty things for going vertical that provides easy access from the floor without climbing a ladder. That's the biggest problem with going up: being able to reach it when needed. If the concrete is stained rather than painted, a good pressure washing then re-staining is all that's needed. Happy Down-sizing! (you'll love it. Trust me.)

    • Jeanenne Fonte Jeanenne Fonte on Sep 10, 2018

      Great response. I will be pressure washing and checking out your suggestions on where to locate vertical shelving!

  • By Brittany Goldwyn By Brittany Goldwyn on Sep 10, 2018

    I think we did a pretty good job maximizing space in our under-the-stairs craft/storage/cat pan closet. Not a lot of space for a lot of stuff :) The custom shelving we built is specifically for my paint, but you adapt the idea to have deeper and higher shelves to store other things. Have a look at the space here if you'd like!

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