If you’ve recently done some kind of renovation or remodeling of your home, you likely have some leftover materials that you don’t want to go to waste. As one of the most versatile and easy to work with materials, PVC pipe is often used for home maintenance and renovation, resulting in a lot of extra piping once projects are completed. So to help you put that excess PVC piping to good use, here are three ways you can use PVC pipes around your home to make your life easier and more fun.
Extra Storage Space
Using PVC pipes as extra storage space is perfect for items that may not fit typically on shelves or in closets. Because of PVC’s roundness and ability to be cut to almost any length, it’s the perfect storage solution for long, skinny items that you’re looking to store in small spaces.
According to Kathy Woodard of DecoratingYourSmallSpace.com, PVC pipes can be used for storing a wide variety of items in various ways. Some items that can be easily stored in custom PVC pipe lengths include wine bottles, linens, shoes, crafting supplies, flowers, cutlery and much more. Simply find the item you wish to store or showcase in your PVC pipe, cut the piping the appropriate length, and you’ve got yourself some amazing storage options.
Decoration and Craft Projects
PVC pipes can also be seamlessly integrated into many home decoration or furniture pieces as well as used to create a plethora of craft projects throughout the home. According to Sarita Harbour of BobVila.com, some of the best and most applicable projects you can make using PVC pipes are kid’s tables or small end tables, bike rack storage, lamps or decorative vases and more. Because PVC is a strong and bacteria-resistant material, you can truly use it for almost any project you can imagine.
Outdoor Gardening and Landscaping
When you’re looking for a way to improve your home garden, implementing PVC piping in this outdoor space may be just what you need. Although you may be thinking that including PVC pipes in your garden will make the area look less natural than you’d like, FabArtDIY.com reminds us that PVC pipes are great for gardens because they offer space savings as well as ample irrigation to your plants, fruits and vegetables. Plus, if you’re unsure just how to use PVC pipes in your garden, FabArtDIY.com also offers many tutorials for creating the perfect garden accessories for your unique space or needs, from decoration or vertical garden ideas.
If you’ve got feet and feet of extra PVC piping cluttering up your garage or other storage space, take a look around your home or property to see where you can use this versatile material to help create the space of your dreams.