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Storage & Organization How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our storage & organization step-by-step tips & ideas.

An Organized Mudroom Is the Best Home Upgrade for Back-to-School Season

Create a well-planned drop spot to reduce clutter in living spaces

How to Build a Three-Tiered Bath Stand

This freestanding bathroom cabinet features open shelving, allowing you to keep an eye on supplies and fulfill as needed, or display washroom decor. Read on to get the free plans, cut list and instructions for this project.

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Medicine Cabinet | New Yankee Workshop

Norm constructs a Shaker-inspired cabinet from durable red oak and oak plywood. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects

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IKEA’s Fix and Finish Pantry Makeover | Before

TOH’s pro design and building team partner up with a suburban family to renovate their challenging pantry space A Fix & Finish Project, Presented by IKEA

Child in room with wall cubbies.
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How to Build Wall Cubbies

How to make decorative modular boxes, with instructions for parents and kids.

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Low-Cost Closet Solutions

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some DIY Smarts low-cost options to customize a closet.

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Build It | Entryway Wall Shelf

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a wall shelf for an entryway using stock poplar from a home center

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Build It: DIY Shoe Rack

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a combination bench/shoe rack out of fir decking.

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How to Build a Log Holder

Ferrying firewood to the hearth just got a lot easier with this durable cart.

How to Line a Cedar Closet

Cedar closets have a natural aroma that helps keep moths away and clothes smelling fresh.

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How to Build a Mobile Bicycle Rack (For Kids)

Need a place to store your children’s bicycles, without having to put holes or hooks into the wall? Watch this video and read our guide to building an easy DIY kids bike rack.

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How to Build a Boot Stand

Tidy up and protect your floors with this boot stand made from balusters

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How to Build a Reclaimed Wine Rack

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a wine rack out of a reclaimed beam.

How to Make a Built-In Bookcase with IKEA Shelves

Mysha Bolen, whose blog Remington Avenue covers topics for the home ranging from DIY projects to recipes used three Billy bookcases from IKEA to form a dramatic built-in bookcase

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IKEA’s Fix and Finish Pantry Makeover | After

TOH’s pro design and building team partner up with a suburban family to renovate their challenging pantry space A Fix & Finish Project, Presented by IKEA

Before and After: Mudroom Chaos Controlled

A high-energy family creates an orderly flight path for kids, dogs, and friends who come and go via the back door. Here's a look at the "Before" photo

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How to Trim a Coat Closet

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva trims a coat closet by installing a clothes rod and shelf

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How to Make a Concrete Umbrella Stand

This warmed-up, splashy storage project from our #DIYDARE challenge will have you smiling in the rain

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How to Build a Storage Bench

In the workshop, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway

9 Smart Mudroom Ideas

Simple mudroom designs for the whole family to store—and easily reach—outerwear essentials.

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How to Build a Custom Built-In Using Stock Shelving

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva transforms stock shelving into a custom built-in

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How to Hang Bikes in a Garage

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage

Life-Changing Tips for a More Organized Home

Learn the house organization ideas experts use to keep their homes in order

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How to Build a Utility Cart

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva transforms one sheet of plywood into a hold-all, easy-roll cart

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How to Turn a Salvaged Column Into a Coat Tree

Reclaimed posts with fluted channels or curvy turnings can find new life as a decorative interior accent

A Guest Bedroom Goes From Catchall to Orderly Retreat

A multitasking guest room gets a little help from space-maximizing built-ins

How to Build a Wall-Mounted Coatrack

No room for an entryway closet? No problem. Keep outerwear organized with this simple-to-build piece

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How to Build a Storage Cocktail Hutch

From our new Hammer It Out series: A tall and slender cabinet for provides a handy and attractive place to store barware and display spirits

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How to Build a Storage Chest

Join oak lumber with wood dowels to create a modern take on Shaker-style storage.

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How to Build Walk-in Closet Storage

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to maximize closet space with plywood shelves and boxes

How to Build a Wood Hamper

Ditch the tacky plastic bin for a more grown-up laundry container

How to Build a Tool Bench

TOH reader Amy Paladino gets help making a tool bench for her garage from TOH general contractor Tom Silva