5 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Basement 

Basements are the place where homeowners often relegate unused and forgotten items. It can also become a catch-all for anything you’re not currently using, and this can lead to precariously stacked boxes that are a pain to sort through when the time comes to dig out your winter gear.

Maybe you’ve tried some simple storage solutions in the past but never developed a system that’s fully functional and easy to maintain. We have the best advice for homeowners that make to get the most out of their basements.

Check out these 5 things you didn’t know you needed in your basement – then, go get them!

#1 Fill Unused Walls With Pegboard

Pegboards tend to be considered for garages and work spaces only, but their uses extend far beyond that! You can hang so much on a pegboard. It’s the perfect spot for hanging awkward, bulky items that don’t fit or belong in your storage containers.

You can hang brooms and shovels on your pegboard as well. You’ll never have to search for your snow shovel after an unexpected winter storm again!

#2 Customizable Shelving & Cabinets

You’ve probably heard the tip before to install some custom cabinets or shelving. Why not take this a step further and combine the two ideas? You can have a custom shelving unit with built-in cabinets made that allow you to rearrange some of the shelves and cabinets as needed!

This will totally change the way you view storage solutions and make it way easier when you go to change out bulky winter with small, compact summer gear. A customizable shelving unit with cabinets will give you full control and creativity over the way you store things and makes it easier to swap out seasonal storage items.

#3 Use a Trolley for DIY & Crafts

Do you remember the old-fashioned trolleys teachers used to wheel into their classrooms when it was time to watch a movie? These trolleys used to be the highlight of your day as a student, and now they’ll be the highlight of your basement.

You can store all your in-progress DIY and craft projects on the trolley, along with some materials. This will make it easy for you to move it to and from your workstation. When it’s time to clean up for the day, just wheel the trolley into a corner.

#4 Invest In A Lockable Wine Rack

Homeowners are forever looking for neat ways to store their wine and keep it out of reach of their children. A lockable wine rack allows you to keep your collection on display while keeping it out of curious teenage hands. 

The best thing about lockable wine racks is you aren’t limited to only storing bottles of wine in there! Many have lockable cabinets on the bottom where you can store other sensitive items you don’t want others to see or be able to access. 

#5 Built-In Storage Is The Best Storage

The best storage solution ever invented is built-in cabinetry. It’s aesthetically pleasing and incredibly practical, and you can use it for spaces that would otherwise be empty- like underneath your staircase.

If you haven’t hopped on the built-in storage trend yet, you should start today. Depending on how much room you have to work with, you could store a ton of things behind doors.

Use a built-in storage area to store your larger items, things you want to be hidden from view, or even luxury items like a mini-fridge for when you’re working on your DIY projects. 

Leave some open space in your built-in storage area for the bigger items, then throw in some custom cabinets and wire shelving. Storage will never get better than this.

Update Your Basement Storage With Harkraft

Whether you’re looking to install some custom cabinets, wire shelving, or a built-in storage unit, Harkraft can help! Contact us today to set up a consultation and start making your basement storage solution dreams come true.