Inventive Ways To Save Space in Your Workshop
Workshops are giant magnets that end up attracting all sorts of tools, kits, and accessories until they look like a massive heap of stuff with no place to actually work. You may think you need every single tool and piece of scrap in your workspace, but having a cramped workshop sometimes proves counterproductive. When there’s not enough room for you to move around and you keep bumping into stuff, you won’t be able to get much done.
Besides, there’s often no organization in overly stuffed workshops, and finding something in a haphazard mess can be frustrating and time-consuming. So, to avoid wasting your precious time finding tools, here are some creative ideas for space-saving and organizing your workshop in a better way.
USE VERTICAL SPACE
Most people continue to build and add items to a room horizontally while the vertical space remains completely free. So, if you have a small workshop, you want to utilize every nook and cranny to maximize your space.
Consider installing pallet racks or floating shelves in your workshop. You can go all the way up to the ceiling as long as you have a ladder or stool tall enough to access the shelves. These racks and shelves can store a lot of your tools, and you’ll know where everything goes to avoid misplacing items.
DON’T FORGET THE CEILING
Yes, you read it correctly: the ceiling.
Not many people think of ceilings when they’re considering maximizing their workshops. But you can utilize your workshop’s ceilings by installing pivoting drawers that hang between the joints of your workshop’s roof.
These drawers can stay tucked into the ceiling when you don’t need the stuff stored in them. When you need the tools kept in ceiling drawers, you can access them easily by pulling the drawers down.
GET A FOLDING TABLE
Collapsible work surfaces are also excellent space savers for compact workshops. You can easily find a folding work table or DIY one in your workshop if you don’t have room for a permanent table.
These tables are quick and easy to set up and offer the same level of practicality as a permanent one. When you’re ready to work, you can unfold and place them wherever you want. After you’re done working, simply fold them down and tuck them in a corner. They take so little space that you’ll hardly lose any square footage.
CONSIDER PEGBOARD SHELVING
Another functional yet trendy space-saving solution for your workshop is installing a pegboard. Instead of paneling your workshop with plywood or drywall, you can panel it with a pegboard and have endless storage space. No matter how tiny your workspace is, you won’t run out of room to hang your hand tools with pegboard shelving.
Having a small workshop comes with various challenges. The scarcity of space is the most significant one. While saving space in a compact workplace can be challenging, it isn’t impossible. As long as you have your creative juice flowing, you’ll think of some inventive ideas to maximize space in your tiny workshop. But if you’re not too keen on spending time thinking about ideas, we’ve shared a few resourceful ones to give you a kickstart.