15 ways to squeeze more storage out of small spaces
The space behind a door is a storage spot that’s often overlooked. Build a set of shallow shelves and mount it to the wall behind your laundry room door. The materials are inexpensive. Measure the distance between the door hinge and the wall and subtract 3cm. This is the maximum depth of the shelves. We used 19x89mms for the sides, top and shelves. Screw the sides to the top. Then screw three 19×45mm hanging strips to the sides: one top and bottom and one centred. Nail metal shelf standards to the sides. Complete the shelves by nailing a 19×45mm trim piece to the sides and top. The 19×45mm dresses up the shelf unit and keeps the shelves from falling off the shelf clips.
Locate the studs. Drill clearance holes and screw the shelves to the studs with 6cm wood screws. Put a rubber bumper on the frame to protect the door.