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Wasted Spaces

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26 How-Tos From Wasted Spaces

  1. 11. 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
  2. 12. 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
  3. 13. 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
  4. 14. How to: Basic Wall Demolition

    With many remodels, removing a wall can add a lot of space to your home. Learn how to demolish a basic wall with these easy step-by-ste...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 15. 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
  6. 16. 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
  7. 17. How to Build a Closet Under a Staircase

    Wasted Spaces host Karl Champley knows how to find space just about anywhere – and he says the area under staircases is a prime s...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 18. How to Install a Recessed Book Shelf

    Bookshelves can take up valuable space, but by recessing them, you get the storage without any of the cons. Learn how to add a recessed...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 19. How to Level a Floor

    Old rooms can have uneven floors. Luckily leveling the floor is an easy process. Learn how to level an uneven floor with these step-by...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 20. 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

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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