Remodeling Your Kitchen? Create Pullout Storage For Under The Bed

If you're like most people who remodel their kitchens, you want to find something to do with the old cabinet drawers that you've used over the years. Even if your kitchen cabinet drawers are dated, you can make use of them in other areas of your home. In fact, they make great storage for underneath your bed, and these steps explain what you'll need to do to make that happen.

Step 1: Collect the Needed Materials

Go to the home improvement store to collect any of these materials that you don't already have in your garage or shed:

  • some old newspaper
  • coarse-grit sandpaper
  • paint in a color that complements the décor of your bedroom
  • a medium paintbrush
  • a drill
  • a small drill bit
  • 4 casters for each drawer that you're using
  • an electric screwdriver (optional)

Step 2: Set Up Your Work Space

Choose an area of your home that gets plenty of ventilation and lay down a couple layers of newspaper on a flat surface.

Step 3: Sand and Paint the Drawers

Sand the paint or stain off the drawers. This might take a while depending on how many coats are on the surface. Replace the newspaper to get rid of the sawdust so that it doesn't get on the paint.

Paint the drawer and wait a couple hours for it to dry and then add another coat if you are not happy with the shade or there is still some wood shining through. Wait for the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next steps.

Step 4: Drill Starter Holes

Insert the drill bit into the drill and make a small hole in each corner on the bottom of the drawer. You only need to drill in about a half-inch to an inch.

Step 5: Insert the Wheels

Screw the casters into the holes. This might take some muscle because you want the screw end of the casters to grip the inside of the holes so that they are secure.

Alternative: If your casters have a flat plate, secure the plate to bottom of the cabinet with the small screws that come with them. An electric screwdriver is needed to make this an easy process. 

Once you're finished, set the drawers in place under the bed and fill them with the items you want to store. 

Contact a business like Rynone Kitchen & Baths to learn what sort of remodeling options are available to you.