4 Ways to Make the Most of Tiny Spaces
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Lay out the cookware on the floor, or on a large table, to help determine what size pegboard you need (pegboards typically come in 2-by-4-feet, 4-by-8-feet and 4-by-4-feet pieces). Secure the wood to the wall using screws and anchors placed every 6 to 8 inches along the perimeter of the wall. Paint the perforated wood the same color as the wall. Scheer recommends high-gloss paint for a clean, wipeable finish. Hang items with pegboard hooks. "I used Diamond Life Gear's 5/8-inch curved hook for pots and pans and the 1.5-inch curved hooks for lids—two on the bottom of the lid, one on the top to stabilize," she says. Adhere small rubber feet, which act as little bumpers for the pot-and-pan edges to land on.
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Unhinge the closet doors to create more space. For a desk that perfectly fits the width of the closet, opt for a built-in model built by your local lumber store for a precut or made-to-order slab of wood (this allows you to adjust your desk to your preferred height). Table legs and brackets are available on homeware websites including Etsy, IKEA and/or Rejuvenation. You can make the most of closet space by putting shelves up above. If you can, install an electrical outlet for plugging in your computer and lights; if that's not possible, attach battery-operated LED strips to the underside of the shelves.