Built-ins & locker storage
This project has been on our to-do list way BEFORE we even moved into this house. A little back story as to why I knew we needed this locker/storage unit. At our previous home in Wisconsin, we had a mini version of just the lockers (see picture below) it was designed by myself and built by Evan (my husband). It 100% helped with all the storage for the kids however, the downside was the space it was in. Our only option back in WI was the laundry room and we had limited space to work with.
Fast forward to today in our new house. We knew the new updated version would need to be bigger, we needed to add shoe storage, and we had to maximize all the storage in this space that we could! We started with a sketch and literally went to @homedepot! All the pictures you'll see below are the progress photos I took along the way. This whole unit was built piece by piece and customized to the space. Not only function but how it looked was very important to me.
Trimming out & shiplap
Last two storage cabinets
These are the last two storage cabinets will complete the unit. Additional shelving will be added to the first cabinet once we find out what works best and the last cabinet is perfect. It will he holding lots of Evan's tools to the left and the right - brooms, blower, and long handled supplies.
Painting, staining, lighting, & hooks
After many coats of paint, staining of the bench seat was completed. I kept the paint and stain consistent with what we have inside our home. Next, was installing our beautiful lights and hooks!
To finish off this project, the doors were next. Evan has never built anything like this before, so this was really learn as you go for him. The plan was "shaker" style doors, as we have throughout our home. He used a router, router table, and a handy little tool by Kreg called a Concealed Hinge Jig.
done & done
The doors were all painted (three coats to be exact), hinges added, along with knobs/pulls. Theses are the same knobs and pulls inside our home so everything is very consistent throughout. The extra storage these cabinets have are AMAZING, and the fact I can hide everything behind closed doors is PERFECT! The kids are loving having their own hook/shoe storage, and I love that everything has a home :)
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