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Builtin storage ideas for basement

I'm currently finishing my basement to close off utilities/pipes for aesthetic purposes rather than trying to make it a livable space. I wind up with nooks and crannies as I build around the pipes so I'm looking for nifty storage ideas that I can build into it without wasting so much space. For example, I created a built in mini bookshelf to take advantage of a 1 ft hollow space. Rather than creating a bunch of these throughout the space I wonder if anyone else has any nifty ideas I could build into spaces elsewhere rather than a bunch of odd shaped bookcases/shelves.

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Ikea and other outlets have selected storage ideas, you may want to visit them. Otherwise, be creative and make your own shelves.

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It's easier to design storage if you have an idea of the kind of stuff you would use it for. For example, vertical storage for fishing poles, shovels; deep shelves for paint, cleaners; shallow shelves for pantry goods; hooks for out-of-season coats.

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