Do you have an awkward area of your home that has no real function and so has become a dumping ground? Don’t give in to the mess or buy furniture that doesn’t quite fit – turn it into a cosy cranny everyone can use.
With a clever kitchen cabinet flat-pack hack – and a few pieces of plywood – you can build a seating, storage and shelving combo to suit any space. Use it to read, study or watch movies on your iPad – it’s the ultimate me-time retreat!
Made from flat-pack kitchen cabinets, plywood and pine, this book nook is a cut and screw job with no complicated carpentry involved. Simply measure your space and adapt the build to suit.
A cosy corner calls out for a cuppa, but don’t create an obstacle with a coffee table – go for a tray instead. Use one you have or turn plywood offcuts into this nifty beauty.
Old-school window seats had hinged lids and storage space inside. Make yours modern with easy-access drawers. They’re a great spot for beach towels, games and craft supplies.
Give your stray books and knick-knacks a home with a simple three-sided shelf ledge. Make them any length for anywhere – on a mantelpiece, sideboard, kitchen bench or desk.