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Carpentry: Steps to Build a Custom Window Seat

Seat Base for Support

When you need more storage, a little creativity goes a long way. This condo kitchen lacked adequate storage for oversized pots and pans.  Mr Handyman suggested adding a window seat with storage, to the bay window. It proved to be the perfect solution, providing far more storage capacity than standard cabinets.

Seat Base for Support

Cabinet Walls

Measuring for Seat Top

Window Seat Door

... Painted White

Finished w/Heat Below

 

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Great Basement (or Garage) Storage

Basement Back Wall

When building storage in a basement, you have to consider the odds of water penetrating the basement. The condo where we were building basement shelving is dry so it offers great storage options. Our customer requested shelving along 2 walls, and wanted them deep (2 ft) which meant built-ins versus shelving you buy and assemble.

Mr Handyman technicians average 15 years of experience in a variety of construction trades. They provide customers with advice and alternative solutions for each project they complete. Our technician maximized the shelving on the condo’s back wall while leaving access to maintain the hot water heater.

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Creating More Storage in Condos

Shelving as Storage

Condominiums are small so storage is important to everyone, whether they are renters or future buyers. Mr Handyman’s customer was clear that he wanted lots of wall shelves in the living room, office and master bedroom. He also wanted lots of storage in the basement (see separate post).

Shelving as Storage by Jennifer Myers Interiors

We worked with the client’s interior decorator, and offered ideas from other storage projects we’ve completed. Some innovative storage jobs we’ve completed include opening up space under stairs, built-in bookcases that are right-sized to fit the smaller footprint of a condo, chair and plate rails overhead... 

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