Dead space comes alive

Last week I had a bit of a lull in the projects and was able to relax some. Things have been busy again this week though as I work on both second floor bathrooms. This work included my first attempt at soldering copper, which failed — not miserably, but enough to require the assistance of a plumber in the end. Some work with drywall and paint was also on the docket.

I’m also adding some built-in storage. I really dislike dead space in buildings. Sometimes it’s inevitable, but in most cases it can be turned into useful storage. And more good storage also, in my experience, means that less square footage is needed for the same function.

Bathroom storage

I’m filling dead space with the same boxes I used for my wife’s yarn storage. Instead of yarn, we’ll be filling these with towels.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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