Interior Design

Interior Design

The Multipurpose Cube Inside This Home Is Pure Genius

On the outside this home appears to be your everyday little cottage, but inside things have changed quite a bit since it was originally built. A young family of four occupies the space, which saw a dramatic remodel. They removed the back half of the home, replacing it with an open living/dining room area and then added a totally unique cube/pod system in the center.

The pod may seem a bit odd at first, almost a waste of space, until you understand what it’s used for. Inside its walls you’ll find a bathroom, powder room, and pantry. It also serves as a wall to separate the playroom from the main living and dining area.

Photos by: Lauren Bamford

How to Make a DIY Pallet Bed Frame

One of the home furniture items in which you might need to invest big money is the bed. Go to any mattress store and you’ll find prices ranging from a thousand bucks on the low end to $5,000+ or more! Bed frames, especially those made of hard wood, are quite expensive, and if you need to furnish several rooms, the cost can make a dent on your pocket. Why not recycle pallet wood to make a sturdy and attractive bed frame instead? Here is how this DIY pallet project can be done.

Here’s a good example using six pallets that demonstrates just how simple it can be to make:

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Commercial movable bed frames are quite costly, but if you know how to use hammer, plane, nails, sander, and paint brush, you can save a lot of money by using pallet wood from discarded crates. For a bed frame, pallet wood pieces that are in good condition would be the best choice. They must be thick and sturdy to support the weight of one or two people. Consider the size of the bed you’re planning on using – a full, queen, or king size will each require a slightly different amount of pallets.

The head board can be made from two pallets put together to form a double purpose headboard, which will be a support and a storage place for items you always want to be close to you when you sleep such as your mobile phone or tablet, headset, charger, books, and magazines.

Determine the size of the bed and make the frame by nailing wood planks together. Then, make the head board from wood planks as well. Design the head board in such a way that there are recesses to contain gadgets, books, and magazines. After finishing the frame and headboard, apply paint. White is ideal, but using a color that matches the paint of the room will be fine. Then, attach metal wheels to make it easy for the bed to be moved.

This DIY bed frame from pallet wood will be a treasure to your home and could last for many years. And if the time comes when you need to get rid of it in a move or something, it won’t be that hard considering you didn’t spend very much on it.

Need some more inspiration for your next diy pallet bed frame? Check out the images below to get some great ideas. Have a questions? Let us know in the comments.

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5 Easy DIY Bathroom Projects For Dramatic Results

The bathroom is a sacred spot, a place where cleanliness, organization and a sense of style come together in intimate harmony. It’s also a place that deserves your focus on improving the quality, whether it be improving the smell, accessibility to certain items, or just adding a small visible aesthetic that elevates the mood. Whatever your reason, here are five projects that can improve the quality of your bathroom.

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1. Bathroom Ladder

Here’s a simple “ladder” that stands against the wall, offering a convenient place to hang towels or attach hooks to hold toilet paper. (source)

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and here’s another

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2. DIY Bathroom Hair Dryer Holder

If you’re like anyone else out there who has a hair dryer, electric toothbrush, and shaver laying all over the place you know how crazy it can get. Cords everywhere, just waiting to drop into the toilet and electrocute you to death. At the very least they’re getting in the way. Here’s a nice solution (source)
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3. Pebble stone bathmat or doormat

This would be super awesome feeling on my bare feet, and I imagine it only costs $10 or less depending on what materials you have. Basically you get a piece of plastic, some hot glue and some rocks. Glue them to the plastic and boom, instant foot massage out of the shower. (source)
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4. Multiple Mirror Layout

Want to make it harder to see yourself? No worries, it looks cool plus it ups the feng shui factor big time. If you’re getting older you don’t really need to see yourself as closely anyways, so the multiple mirror approach is actually a smart one.
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5. Add some storage

You’ve got all sorts of things that need sorting, from toothbrushes to cotton balls and q-tips. Use this simple approach for a rustic, functional, and downright simple way to take care of it. It involes a piece of wood for a backing, some adjustable pipe clamps and mason jars.
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