The Great Wall of Storage

I love me some built-ins,  and check this out… Need to store something?  I think there is plenty of room here, in this great wall of storage.  Sandra at Sawdust and Paper Scraps has organized this room quite well, check out her new wall of storage……

 I said I wanted to finish it in one week.  Thought it would probably take three.   It really took five, but who’s counting?  After wasting the last 5 days shopping for baskets, trying them out, shopping some more, trying some more and returning all the ones I didn’t want…I’m finally done. 

Here’s what I did.


This is the wall of choice.  (For reference, the playhouse is on the same wall as that door on the left.)

I sketched a plan and started building. 

(Please note the floor behind me—see, I really am very messy when I craft.)

Ha ha ha… I just threw together a quick sketch of what I wanted.  Didn’t draw anything to scale.  My original plan was 2 shelving units with a craft counter in between.  Clearly that “in between” space is too wide.   I took a pencil and drew right on the wall to get a real size visual of my plan B.  (You may have to enlarge to see it.)

Built some more.

Maddie helped me iron on the edge banding.

Built and installed the upper cabinets. 
Installed lights,
I made a template so I could cut the counter top to the perfect shape and size.  It is just a stock counter piece from Lowe’s.
Created a magnetic/chalkboard/whiteboard/corkboard backsplash.
Installed molding.
I applied upside-down baseboard and then crown to add some height as I wanted the moulding to go all the way to the ceiling. 
Cut and installed shelves, then loaded them with “stuff”.
And this is the perfect spot for all those ugly plastic toys that don’t fit in any bins.
Now we just have to gather up all the toys and kids craft supplies from their random hiding places throughout the house and move them in here. 

Beautiful!  I think I have died and gone to storage heaven!
What do you think?
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >Thanks for the nice feature Cassity. I spent about $250 not including all the baskets and bins which I have to say added up. There are a LOT of baskets and bins.

  2. >Amazing! And $250 is not bad – you'd pay that for a wooden bookcase much smaller!

  3. >This is a ton of storage for your buck and space saving to boot! Love it! Great job!


  4. >Wow! A wall of shelves will hold a huge amount of stuff! How wonderful to have so much storage!

  5. >I would feel the same way. Storage heaven here you come!!! It looks wonderful. Glad things are shaping up. Take it easy this week!! Love & blessings from NC!