In need of additional storage space, one Angie's List member takes matters into her own hands.
Project: Added cabinet storage to family room
Approximate cost: $622
Timeline: Four extended weekends
With my family room in need of additional storage, I decided to add some kitchen cabinets to the space. The cabinets were made of old wood and composite materials purchased from the Habitat for Humanity resale store. For just over $600 I was able to turn the cabinets into an appealing storage space that adds functionality to the room.
DIY with just a little help
I refurbished the cabinets on my own over the course of four long weekends, slowly transforming the material to fit the space. Help came in the form of a friend who helped me cut the 10-foot top of the cabinets and another friend who helped me carry and place the top on the units when it was ready.
Quite frankly, I learned a lot during the course of completing this project, including how to level and install the kitchen cabinets in my home. I also learned how to “rip” a 10-foot piece of plywood with a circular saw. I’m not certain that it’s my best project, but it’s the most challenging project I have taken on so far.
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Lydia Bellknap, a native of Ohio, loves to travel and improve her residence. Her most recent project was her most challenging – how to add more storage space to her home.