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Easy DIY projects for small living spaces

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Whether it’s thanks to DIYers on social media or the rising popularity of home improvement shows, DIYing has become one of the most popular new hobbies in the past decade. While many online tutorials make DIY projects look easy, it can be intimidating to know where to start. And for those who live in apartments, condos, or smaller houses, finding a project that makes sense to bring into your already-tight living space can make it even more difficult.

If you’re interested in trying out the new world of DIY but wondering where to begin, don’t worry–there are plenty of projects that make a fantastic starting point for beginners meaning something like a DIY chicken coop doesn't have to be your first project. When you're searching for which materials and tools to use on your new projects, be sure to subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited. You'll get coverage for nearly all your online purchases under the same product protection plan, so you can spend more time focusing on your exciting DIY projects.

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What are easy DIY projects for small living spaces?

Here are some of the most wonderful DIY ideas and projects for small living spaces.

DIY bench

First on our list is a DIY bench. Benches are a great place to try your hand in the DIY world because they’re simple, customizable, and it’s easy to adjust the size to accommodate your living space. DIY wood projects are also hugely popular because of all the possibilities they offer. And besides, who doesn’t need a little more seating?

Whether you opt for a basic DIY outdoor bench cut from maple or a fancier bench with built-in storage, there are plenty of free online tutorials and design plans available, so you’re sure to find something that will fit your needs, space, design style, and level of expertise.

DIY tool organizer

Next, if you see yourself undertaking more DIY projects in the future, it might be fun to create a DIY tool organizer. Practical and functional, a DIY tool organizer is a great way to keep all of your tools and gadgets neatly together. Regardless of the size of home you live in, everyone needs a spot to put their tape measure, hammer, flathead screwdriver, and other basic tools.

Whether you choose to create a simple wooden shelf with holes to slide your screwdrivers in or you decide to construct a cart with wheels, a DIY tool organizer is a great project for any beginner.

DIY folder organizer

If you’re hoping to start with a project that doesn’t involve sawdust, hammers, or wood, try a DIY folder organizer. Although there are many designs available online, a few basic materials such as cardboard, scissors, glue, and paper are all you’ll need to create one. And don’t forget to customize it–with fun colored paper, stickers, and other decorations, you can make it entirely your own.

DIY hideaway desk

Have you ever wanted to create a home office space, but feel like you don’t have the room? Whether you’re working remotely or just want a spot to take care of tasks at home, a dedicated work area is something you can easily create, regardless of how much space you have.

While there are dozens of ideas, designs, and tutorials online, the idea of a hideaway desk is just like it sounds: a work area that’s hidden in plain sight. Whether you choose to create a fold down wall desk or a floating desk that doubles as a tabletop when you’re not working, the possibilities are endless.

DIY over the sink shelf

No matter how much room we have in our kitchens, most of us inevitably end up feeling like we need just a little more space. Whether you’re looking for a spot for your toaster or you want to safely store some fragile dishes, a DIY shelf is one of the best ways to create the storage you need.

With a DIY over the sink shelf, you can easily create more storage space in your kitchen. All you need is an extra pellet wood board, and you can get to work! It’s a great quick and easy project for any budding DIYer.

Start DIYing today!

If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at a DIY project but have felt like you don’t have the space, time, or skills, think again. With a few of these easy ideas, you’ll have multiple DIY projects under your belt in no time, and some fun new household items too!

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Justin Smith has written about everything from stock market investing to electric vehicles, most recently for SuperMoney, Mulberry and EverLaw. Apart from optimizing the latest blog content and hunting for the perfect keywords, he also enjoys going on long runs.

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