Extra Cabinet Storage
Creating extra storage in my house is a MUST! With three kids, two dogs and two adults, our house is always jam-packed with "stuff" and there is nothing I love more than an organized home. This simple DIY is extremely budget-friendly and easy to install. You can use it for so many things too!
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- Bathroom Towel Bar (I chose a simple one, but The Home Depot has a huge selection.)
- Spray Paint (optional)
Do you see that wasted space on the side of my kitchen cabinet? It's time to turn it into something useful!
Cut your piece of vinyl deck ledger to the same length as your towel bar. even though this is sturdy, it's quite easy to cut. I chose to spray paint mine in a metallic silver to match the towel rack bar as close as possible.
With a pencil, mark the area where you will install the first towel bar bracket.
With a pencil, mark the area where you will install the second towel bar bracket.
start out by screwing the first bracket into the cabinet at the marked point.
Then insert the towel rack bar into the first bracket, and install the second bracket by screwing it into your marked point on the cabinet. This towel rack was super easy to install, and I love the sleek look of it. You can find tons of different style towel racks on The Home Depot.
Mark the point where you would like the ledger to be installed below the towel bar.
This height depends on what items you plan on storing on the outside of the cabinet. If it's spices, be sure to measure the shortest spice bottle for height reference. If it's cook books, be sure to measure the height of a standard cook book, etc.
Install your deck ledger at the marked points below the towel bar. Be sure to use the proper screws for the type of material your cabinet is made out of. Mine is wood, so I used 4 wood screws.
...And, it's ready to be put to good use!
The finished product provides the perfect amount of storage for some of my kitchen items that I had piling up around the house. Now my cook books, food magazines, and even my iPad (that I reference for recipes often) have a neat little space on the side of my cabinet. I can even plug the iPad into the outlet above for easy charging!
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Anne on May 13, 2021
I would put the ledger closer to the towel bar and keep my most often used spices there!! Thanks! Working on that project today!! You are so clever!!
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Danni Steinmeier on Sep 17, 2021
Ikea has a wood spice rack for less than $5. I use one at the end of my cabinet for my often used (smaller) cook books. Also you can do the same with a wire office file holder, (not for spices Lol). But I'm sure the wire narrow drawer baskets could be hung & used for spices.
Dl.5660408 on Sep 16, 2021
Brilliant! Love it!
I love the idea but The ledger that you're sending us to alone is $180!?!
Hi thats a great idea, think I would use mine for chopping boards. One question I am in new zealand so don't know what a deck ledger is or what the equivalent would be.. have you any idea please?