The attic in a house often doubles as an extra storage room for non-essentials, making it look all stocked up and cluttered in most cases. Sadly, not many know that with a few organizational tips, the storage space of an attic can be doubled or even tripled. For instance, here are some DIY ideas as well as some innovative products that will make your attic a formidable storage space.
This ingenious product is just great for an attic and comes with 22 inch square shelves that can be attached to the space between the wall and the roof via metal brackets and straps. The boxes can be installed in just 2 minutes, and come with adjustable straps that can help level the shelf according to the angles of the trusses as well as the pitch of the roof.
Attic Trac Plus
This product features a platform along with a wheel-track system that allows you to get easy access to things in the attic without actually climbing into it. All you will need to do is climb up the entrance to the attic and simply pull the storage box you are interested in. The wheel and track system will deliver the box right to the entrance from where you can access it with ease.
If you want to climb into the attic, use the Versa Rail for support. The lift system makes it all the more easier for one to climb into the attic. The lift also makes it easier for you to transfer items to and from the attic. A choice between a wireless and corded remote helps you transfer even very heavy pieces to and from the attic easily.
The lighting source in the attic often tends to be very low. Some attics don’t even come with a light source where you can add a light to make the room look brighter (or at least visible at night). Enter the Loft Light, the perfect solution to this problem. With a power output that is equal to that of a 32 watt bulb, the Loft Light is an LED light that is battery powered and can be easily screwed into a wooden element in the attic. With easy installation and a battery life of 4 years, the Loft Light can provide some much needed brightness to an otherwise dark room.
DIY Smart Stair System
Here is a nice DIY project to help you create a smart stair system that can transfer items to the attic and back in an easy and efficient manner. It is as simple as attaching a pulley near the entrance of the attic and circling a cord around it. The two ends of the cord run down the staircase. While one end is tied around the item to be lifted or brought down, the other end is either pulled up or down to get the items transferred to and from the attic space.
DIY Ceiling Drawers
The space between the rafters in the attic is mostly left unused. However, this cool DIY trick can have you utilizing those spaces for storage. You will need some drawers and hinges for the purpose. Simply hook the boxes onto the hinges and hang the same between the rafters. You now have a DIY shelf to store away less used items or hide away presents until they are to be opened.
DIY Attic Baskets
If you can’t find drawers, don’t worry. There is another way in which you can utilize the space between the rafters in the attic. Simply screw some hooks onto the rafters. Use these hooks to hang baskets which can act as storage bins for items like decorations. You can also use these baskets to store items which you take out only occasionally. The fact that they are hanging well out of reach of children ensures that whatever you place in these baskets remains intact until the next time you take it out.
The attic space is a misused storage space with great potential to save much more than what you think it can. With a few helpful products and DIY tricks, you can double or even triple the storage space of your attic with ease.