In this home makeover project, seven kitchen cabinets are used
to create a unique piece of furniture for the bedroom. Costing a total of roughly $480, this DIY home makeover of the bedroom is said to be the solution for a smaller house with limited space. This is the kind of home makeover anyone would surely love. Here are 15 steps to transform cabinets into a space-saving, highly-functional bed:
Home Makeover #2: Structure the Cabinets.
In this step, the cabinets are formed with the measurements in the sketch plan.
Home Makeover #1: Calculate the measurements.
First and foremost, you will need to measure the bed that you want to make out of the cabinets that you have. In this home makeover project, four of the cabinets have the same size. The three with different sizes are the staircase of the bed.
Home Makeover #3: Leave one side of the cabinet open.
Normally, a cabinet must have a door. In this step, do not add the doors yet. Leave one side of the cabinet open for the next home makeover steps.
Home Makeover #4: Lay the cabinets in place.
Lay the cabinets on the floor next to each other in their arrangement as what has been illustrated in the sketch plan. This way, you will be able to picture out what this home makeover design would look like.
Home Makeover #5: Screw the Cabinets Together
Using a wood clamp, screw the cabinets together. Screw the front and back of the cabinets. This is an essential step in home makeover as this will hold the cabinets and the entire bed together.
Home Makeover #6: Measure the height of the bed frame.
For the framing, use a long pine board, measure the height of the bed frame, and mark it. Use a stud finder to mark the studs for this home makeover.
Home Makeover #7: Screw the studs to the wall.
Make two pilot holes on every stud. Then, screw the studs on the wall. If possible, ask for a helping hand to hold the studs for you as you screw them on the wall. Always ask for help to get the most out of your home makeover project.
Home Makeover #8: Screw the studs at the back of the cabinets.
Like the previous step, screw the studs, but this time, do it on the back of the cabinets. Reserve a little space of allowance from the surface of the cabinets for the next steps of this home makeover.
Home Makeover #9: Screw the center rail.
To complete the bed frame, screw the center rail over two framing boards. For the center rail of this home makeover, use a bigger stud as it supports most of the weight of the bed.
Home Makeover #10: Hold the Cabinets in Place.
To ensure that the cabinets stay in place, screw the bottom of the cabinet to the floor. Use a longer screw to hold the cabinets tightly in place to the floor. After that, you can proceed to the next step of this home makeover.
Home Makeover #11: Screw the supporting studs.
Cut several pieces of studs with the measurement of the width of the bed frame. Lay them out first to check the spacing, and then screw them in place for a secure bed home makeover.
Home Makeover #12: Attach the doors.
In this home makeover step, attach the doors of the cabinets and don’t forget to add the knobs. Use smooth, high-quality hinges for best results.
Home Makeover #13: Cover the floor of the bed.
To cover the floor of the bed, you can use cheap floor paneling. For the stairs of this bedroom home makeover, you can use rubber rugs and cut them to size.
Home Makeover #14: Place the mattress.
To get a better vision of this home makeover project, get you mattress and give the bed a test. It should be durable enough for any size.
Home Makeover #15: Set up your bed.
Lastly, set up your bed with blanket and pillows. The space beside the bed is perfect for your nightstand. There you have it– your home makeover project better be this successful.