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78 How-Tos From Wasted Spaces

  1. 11. How to Build an Office Under the Stairs

    The space under a flight of stairs can be the perfect spot to set up a home office.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 12. How to Create Storage Walls

    Learn how to add extra storage to your walls with these easy step-by-step directions.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 13. How to Build a Hideaway Laptop Desk

    Eliminate desktop clutter by creating this custom deck that holds a storage compartment for your laptop. Learn how to make a hideaway l...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 14. How to Install Recessed Shelving

    Learn how to install space-saving recessed shelves -- great for displaying knickknacks and treasures.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 15. How to Install a Door and Drywall

    Adding a new door and drywall to a remodeled room is an easy project. Learn how to install a door and drywall with these easy-to-follow...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 16. How to Create a Rotating Art Display

    Creating a rotating art display that works on the same principle as a three-ringed binder is easy. Learn how to make a rotating art dis...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 17. How to Find Space Under Stairs

    Host Karl Champley shows you how to put the wasted space under a staircase to use.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 18. How to Install a Kitchen Bar

    Add some storage to a kitchen without taking up a lot of space. Learn how to install a kitchen bar and storage space.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 19. How to Lay Out Carpet Tiles

    Carpet tiles are easy to place and can be custom fit to fill any room. Learn how to install carpet tiles with these easy step-by-step i...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 20. How to Create Hidden Floor Storage

    In-floor cubbies add secret storage to a room. These floor boxes offer a perfect location to hide valuables you might not want everyone...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate

About This Show

Nine out of 10 people complain they don't have enough space in their home, but most of them don't know how to use the space they already have! DIY Network's Wasted Spaces shows you how to solve your space-management problems by making the most of your unused space. Whether banging down a wall, going under the stairs or punching through the ceiling, host and contractor Karl Champley reveals all kinds of nooks and crannies that are underused. In every cluttered home, there are always plenty of opportunities for DIY's Wasted Spaces!

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