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DIY Outdoor Storage Ideas for Simple Solutions - If you are looking for a way to make more space in your home, then take advantage of unused outdoor space. Outdoor storage does not have to be expensive or complex: it can be as simple as using one inexpensive DIY project idea! Read on for five easy solutions that will help you get organized and enjoy the outdoors at the same time.
Summer is the perfect time of year to spend more time outdoors. Unfortunately, the summer heat means that your home can become uncomfortable when you want it to be an escape from outdoor activity. If you are looking for a way to make more space in your home, then take advantage of unused outdoor space! Outdoor storage does not have to be expensive or complex: it can be as simple as using one inexpensive DIY project idea! Read on for five easy solutions that will help you get organized and enjoy the outdoors at the same time.
An Outdoor Storage Box or Bench - Build a bench with storage space beneath to make more room in your home, and just open up an outdoor box when you need to use it.
A Hanging Storage Rack - Make your outdoor storage out of a metal frame that will hang from the roof, with hooks for hanging pots and pans on one side and shelves or baskets on the other.
A Bike Rack - The simplest way to store your bike is by using a rack, which can be attached or free-standing. If you want something that will blend in with the surroundings and look like it's part of the landscape, then get one made from natural wood. And if you're looking for an easy solution for storing two bikes, a bike rack with two hooks is the way to go.
Bike Storage Shed - If you have more than one bike, or if your storage place has limited space, then get a shed that's specifically designed for storing bikes.
A Shed with Bike Storage Area - If you have a backyard shed, then it's possible to add space for storing your bike(s) by either attaching hooks or constructing an extension.
Basket and Hanging Rack - A basket can be hung in the same spot as a bicycle rack and is perfect if you store one or two bikes.
Bicycle Storage - A hanging rack is a stable and sturdy way of storing one or both bicycles.
Hanging on the Wall - The problem with hooks is that they take up too much space, but if you're lucky enough to have an empty wall in your garage then it's definitely worth considering.
If you're after a good storage cabinet for your bike, then the best ones are made from wood. A wooden one is durable and will last for years to come and can be painted with outdoor paint if required. If you don't want to spend much money on this type of item, it's possible to make an excellent DIY version that's made from spare wood and a few tools.
The best outdoor storage cabinet is one that's constructed using durable materials such as plywood or sustainable woods like cedar, cypress, redwood and teak. The problem with hooks is that they take up too much space but if you're lucky enough to have an empty wall in your garden or on your balcony, then hooks are the perfect solution.
In order to choose a hook that won't damage walls and doors, it's recommended to opt for ones with rubber tips which can be screwed into place without damaging surfaces. This is much better than using nails because they aren't as permanent but you'll need someone around who has carpentry skills to make one.
Every shed has its pros and cons but a smart idea is to spend some time thinking about what the perfect set up would look like.
A traditional outdoor storage solution can include shelving for tools, hooks or pegs for long handled items such as rakes and brooms, an area where you store your potting plants that don't require a lot of light, and an open space for planting container gardens.
We use a few different sized storage cabinets to organize our patio tools and garden supplies. You can build one for less than $150, but it's worth shopping around at places like The Home Depot or Lowes before starting construction so you know what materials will work best in your climate.
The first step to building a patio storage cabinet is designing the box. Since we already had some cabinets lying around, we simply measured out one of them and transferred that size onto plywood so it would be easy to cut with our circular saw (following the measurements in case you're using pre-built boxes). You want your storage area to be a little wider than the base of your cabinets, so you can use it to store items on either side.
The best way to measure out your box is by laying it onto some graph paper (or any other type of grid) and drawing lines across each side, so you can see how many inches are at either end.