July 21, 2024

Alphonso Olan

Smart Interior Building

12 Easy Diy Projects To Create Functional Home Spaces

12 Easy Diy Projects To Create Functional Home Spaces


If you’re feeling a little bit overwhelmed by the thought of decorating your home, don’t worry! In this post, we’ll walk through easy DIY projects that will help you create functional spaces. We’ll start with some simple ideas for creating pet areas and kids’ play rooms, then move on to more complex projects like building laundry rooms and mudrooms (which will come in handy if you have young children). We’ll also touch on how to build an outdoor office area as well as how to incorporate a gym or workout room into your house design. Finally, we’ll end with some kitchen island station ideas that include built-in storage drawers and cabinets—these can be used for everything from storing extra linens to hiding away all those extra baking pans! So let’s get started…

12 Easy Diy Projects To Create Functional Home Spaces

Create a pet space.

The best way to make sure your pet is happy and comfortable is by creating a space for them. You can do this by adding dog beds, toys, and treats that are all within reach but not too close to where you’re sitting or lying down. This will help prevent any unwanted accidents from happening if they get excited while playing with their toys or treat dispensers!

Design a kids’ play room.

Designing a kids’ play room that is functional, but also fun and inviting can be tricky. The first step is to decide on a storage system for toys so that you have someplace to put them when they’re not in use. You’ll also want to make sure there’s plenty of space for your kids to relax or play. If possible, try incorporating games into the design of your space so it can double as an activity center when needed!

Build a laundry room.

While you’re thinking about how to build a laundry room, consider these factors:

  • Will there be enough space for all of your machines? The washing machine, dryer and ironing board need to fit comfortably in the room. It’s also important to keep them away from direct sunlight so they don’t overheat.
  • How much space do you need for folding clothes? It can be tempting to just throw everything into baskets or on top of shelves when they come out of the dryer, but if this is your preferred method then make sure there’s enough room for those piles!
  • Will hanging space be available as well? Some people prefer hanging their laundry up rather than folding it–and if this sounds like something that would work well with your lifestyle then make sure this aspect is taken care of before moving forward with plans!

Build an office from scratch.

Before you can do any work, you need to have a place to work. While it’s possible to create an office from scratch in your home, it’s better if you can find one that is already there–and maybe even already furnished.

If your budget allows for it and if there are no other people living in the house who will be using this space as well (such as parents or siblings), consider buying new furniture for your office so that everything matches and looks professional. However, if money is tight or there isn’t enough room in the house for another piece of furniture, don’t worry! You can find used items at thrift stores or garage sales for cheap prices and use those instead of buying new stuff from Ikea which would cost way more money than what they’re worth anyway because Ikea doesn’t know how much people actually earn per hour these days so their prices are always too high overall but especially when considering how little time most people actually spend sitting down compared with standing up doing other things throughout each day like cooking meals/snacks etcetera…

Build a reading nook.

A reading nook is a great way to create a cozy space in your home. A comfortable chair, lamp and table are all you need for this project. If possible, add windows that let natural light into the nook so you can read without straining your eyes. The best place for a reading nook is somewhere quiet where there will be minimal distractions–perhaps near an open window or door leading outside if it’s warm enough outside!

Build an outdoor office.

  • Shed: This is the perfect place to store all of your tools and supplies. It’ll also add some extra space for you to work on projects outside, or even as an extra room for guests who come over.
  • Desk: If you have a big yard and want somewhere quiet where you can work on paperwork or read a book, then this would be the perfect addition!
  • Bookshelf: You don’t have to buy bookshelves from stores – just build one yourself! It will look great in any room in your house because it fits with any decor style (modern, vintage). Plus once again this project is super easy so anyone can do it!

Build a mudroom entryway.

You don’t have to be a professional carpenter to build a mudroom entryway. With the right tools and materials, you can build your own storage unit that will help keep things organized and make getting ready in the morning easier on everyone.

Here are some tips:

  • Measure all of your furniture pieces before buying them so they’ll fit together nicely once they’re assembled.
  • Use screws instead of nails when attaching pieces together; this will make it easier for future DIYers who may want to take apart or modify their project later on down the road.
  • When buying lumber for building projects like this one, look for pieces with straight edges (you can avoid splintery cuts by paying attention) and use sandpaper on any rough spots before starting construction so it’s easier when assembling pieces together later on down the road

Build a home gym area.

A home gym is a great space to create, but it’s important to think through the details. Before you start building, make sure you have adequate lighting and enough space for all your equipment. You’ll also want a place to store your equipment when not in use so that it doesn’t get dusty or damaged. Finally, consider how you’re going to hang up yoga mats after class–nothing ruins an afternoon nap like having someone step on your mat with wet feet!

Design a kitchen island station area.

Design a kitchen island station area.

With the right tools, you can make your life easier by creating a welcoming, functional space for your family to gather around the kitchen table.

  • Choose a kitchen island that fits your space and needs. If possible, try to measure the area where you want to put it before shopping for one so that when you come home with it in tow no one has been left behind!
  • Make sure it’s stylish enough for everyone who sees it–and don’t forget about yourself! You’ll be spending lots of time there making meals and chatting away with loved ones while they eat (or not).

Make your own bathroom storage space and vanity area with storage cabinets and drawers that you can rearrange as needed throughout the year and when you change styles every few years, so that you don’t need to buy new furniture every time that happens!

  • Use a vanity cabinet and drawers. If you have the space, this is by far the best option. You can use it as your main bathroom storage area and then move it out of the way when not needed.
  • Use a mirror with storage underneath. This isn’t quite as good as having an actual cabinet or drawer system because it isn’t easy to keep things organized in drawers, but if you’re short on space and want something that looks nice too then this is an option worth considering!
  • Use a storage bench or ottoman in front of your sink area instead of buying something else designed specifically for bathrooms (like cabinets). It’ll work just fine!

Make your own coffee table with storage underneath! You can even build this coffee table with removable storage bins if you have little ones running around the house who may be tempted to play with the contents of those bins (or if you’re like me and sometimes forget things are in there…oops!)

If you have little ones running around the house who may be tempted to play with the contents of those bins (or if you’re like me and sometimes forget things are in there…oops!)

You can build this coffee table with removable storage bins if you have little ones running around the house who may be tempted to play with the contents of those bins (or if you’re like me and sometimes forget things are in there…oops!)


So, if you’re looking for some new ideas on how to use your space and create functional home spaces that are also beautiful, then we hope these 12 easy DIY projects will help get you started! They’re all so simple, yet they can make such a big difference in your life. And don’t forget–the best part about them is that they cost very little money since most of them only require materials from your local hardware store or dollar store (if at all).