Whether you have a small or spacious porch, you want the space to be neat and tidy. If you are looking for a storage to keep some items that you often use outsides such as your gardening tools, farming boots, or cushions and blankets that you keep outside for an outdoor night, you can take a look at these smart ideas for porch storage.
Read also: Rustic Front Porch Decor Ideas.
1. Storage Rack for Gardening Tools
You can either buy a new rack or convert an unused wooden pallet for storage of your gardening tools. Paint it with colour that will match your outdoor area and use latex paint that could handle the sun and water sealant to protect it from rain. This is the perfect solution to hang yard tools that have long handle as well as other gardening equipment.
2. Compact Cabinet
If you prefer to have your gardening tools to be kept inside a cabinet, you could choose to have a compact cabinet which has a slim design. Either you make a salvaged or a brand-new customized cabinet, make sure that it will not take many spaces of your porch.
Consider having two doors cabinet, where you could have shelves on one side. Therefore, you will not only be able to store your long-handled gardening tools, but you also could store other small items on the shelves.
3. Resin Wicker Deck Box
Store your cushions, pillows or blankets from outdoor weather when it is not needed in this stylish deck box made from resin wicker. Resin wicker is well known for the best material to use for outdoor space since it is made from polyethylene which has long durability and suitable for any weather.
4. Porch Bench with Drawer
If you live in a nice climate which allows you to have a nice hot chocolate in your porch at night, you may want to keep pillows and blankets outdoor. This porch bench design has a drawer underneath which you can store pillows and blankets during the rainy season. It doesn’t take any more space and definitely will make your porch look tidy.
5. Firewood Storage
If you have an extra space under your deck, you can create a space where you could store woods. With this simple design, you even can make it as your DIY project. This storage will be useful either for indoor or outdoor fireplaces.
6. DIY Wood Pallet Cabinet
If you like to do a DIY project, you can make this wood pallet cabinet which will be perfect storage for your porch. Use unused wood pallet and create the shelves based on your need. You can put plants in pots, flowers, bottle or lanterns in this cabinet.
7. A Beverage Rolling Cart
This multifunctional rolling cart can be utilized to store small plants, wine buckets or candles on the bottom shelves. For top shelves, you can use it as a table to put jar and glasses. Since it has wheels, this cart could be moved easily anywhere on your porch area.
8. Transform Potting Bench to a Cool Storage Unit
This potting bench can be used not only for gardening works, but you can use it as outdoor storage. The bottom shelves can be utilized to store magazines in a rattan basket, or you could put potted plants. You can use upper shelves for other items such as candles, glasses and water jugs.
9. Hanging Buckets
If you have an empty wall in your porch, you could use it to store some outdoor equipment or toys. Use simple hooks and hang plastic buckets to store these items. Use a bright colour to make it eye-catching and put a label to make it easier for you to organize the items.
10. Stainless Potting Bench
You can use this stainless potting bench to keep gardening tools during winter and transform it into a bar and food station during summer. Use this potting bench to put the drinks and food when you have a summer party with your friends. Under the potting bench, add rolling rack for more storage.
11. Grilling Goods Cabinet
If you like to have a barbecue in front or backyard, this grilling goods cabinet will be perfect for you. The inside cabinet can be used to store items that need to be protected from rain and the top could be maximized for extra storage. Add hooks on the side of the cabinet so you could hang kitchen utensils. The wheels on this unit make it easier to move this cabinet around.
12. Transform Unused Cabinet for a Porch Storage
If you have an old cabinet and not need it anymore, don’t throw it away. Transform it into a porch storage unit which can be used to keep outdoor toys, pool supplies, and other stuff. Repaint it with a colour that matches your outdoor area and make sure you use latex paint and water sealant for long-lasting durability.
13. Multipurpose Resin Wicker Table
When choosing the furniture, consider it with the hidden storage which could be useful to keep your outdoor supplies. For example, this resin wicker table could have a function not only as a table but also as a cooler. You can use it as a normal table or transform it into a beverage cooler when you host a party.
14. Multifunctional Ottoman
Having the same concept as the resin wicker table, this ottoman can be utilized not only as a single seating, but you can also use it for additional storage for small items such as blankets or towels. The base is made from resin wicker and it has a waterproof cushion on the top. This ottoman will match perfectly with a resin wicker table.
15. Two Functions Cabinet
If you have a small porch, you will need to choose a cabinet which could give more than one purpose. This two-function cabinet can be used for storage inside of the cabinet and the top surface could be worked as a serving station. This cabinet is only three-feet tall and divided into two shelves which are the perfect height to use as a storage.