My husband and I have been thinking ..we have a lot of hollow walls taking up room in our home. why?
So (being an interior designer) I have written up plans for two of the hollow walls..we have one 27" wall west and one 32" wall east of our rear sliding door, and stuff always gets dumped by the door, dinette / eat in kitchen.
This spring I plan to use a drywall saw and knife to check to see if there are any studs in those walls..(not likely) and then cut out a section of the wall and frame it in with 1x lumber..one wall is thicker than the other..and then in the 27" one I plan to install just shelves..not sure if i'll go with lumber or glass shelves..great spot for dishes or cookbooks in the kitchen area..the other one is much larger area and deeper, and i was thinking either do the same or possibly put a place inside the wall to hang brooms, etc. and then put a door of some sort over it, i have salvaged stuff from my old house that burned, lumber and louvered doors and cabinet doors..so that is a thought for a broom closet.
but after thinking about this idea, i began to look around the house and I realized that there are many of those empty walls in very opportune places in other rooms of our house..
for example behinid the entry door..(shoes are always being left on the floor by the entry door, what about a shoe closet there?)
in the hall to the guest bed/bath rooms, this is about 4 " deep and I've never been able to sit anything there as it sticks out too far into the hallway, but going INTO the wall would create that extra 4" that could be shelving for a collection ..or stoarge.
behind the bedroom doors, ??
and then if you see the broom closet i made behind our laundry room door by hanging a strip to hang brooms on ..now i realize..that if i was to open that wall up and set that broom closet deeper into the wall, i could also put a shelf above the brooms and below, and have room for some cleaning products..
everywhere i look now i'm thinking i could recess some storage into the walls, bathrooms by the sink, even inside the closets, storage shelves in the closets for shoes, purses, etc.???? this could go on forever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can't wait to get started, but for me, this is not a winter job, too much drywall dust