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LIVING YOUR BEST #DORMLIFE

Summer is over and you’re officially off to college. Bags and mini-fridge in hand, you open the door to your new home-away-from-home and find it’s cozy (smaller than a closet), filled with furniture older than your parents, and has a distinct smell you just can’t put your finger on. It’s your dorm room. But who says you and your roommate have to live like this the entire year?

We might not be able to help with the smell, but these simple, inexpensive Dorm Room projects will make your closet dorm feel like a mansion, and become a place where your new friends from down the hall won’t want to leave.

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Animation: Loft Bed

Loft Bed

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Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost: under $200

There is only so much you can do with your Twin XL. You can outfit it with the finest comforter set and fluff it up with pillows, but that doesn’t help the fact that it sits low to the ground and takes up some valuable floor space. Move in and move up with the DIY Loft! Now, you have space for more people, more seating and more sanity in knowing you’re are just a little bit further from that strange stain in the carpet. We got you!

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Couch

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Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost: under $100

The only seating provided with your dorm room to you and your roomie is chair #1 and chair #2. Call us old-fashioned, but we think you don’t have to sacrifice your bed for seating for your friends. Give them the cozy option of the DIY Couch! Easy to make and customize, you can fit this couch under your loft bed or between your desks. Pair it with your DIY Coffee Table, and your hall mates will be dying to come over.

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Animation: Folding Coffee Table

Folding Coffee Table

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Difficulty: Easy
Cost: under $100

There is nothing worse than having friends over to [insert activity here] and eat only to have them sprawled out on the floor or in your bed with their flimsy takeout containers. Take your hosting game to the next level with this DIY Folding Coffee Table. Comfortably seat your guests at a raised surface to eat, and once everyone leaves, fold it up and store under your bed or in the closet.

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Animation: Folding Lap Desk

Folding Lap Desk

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Difficulty: Easy
Cost: under $75

College is all about multi-tasking, and we fully support working from bed. Use this DIY Folding Lap Desk to complete assignments, eat ramen or draw up your plans for the weekend, all from the comfort of your Twin XL. Customize your lap desk however you please!

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Animation: K Cup Holder

K Cup Holder

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Difficulty: Easy
Cost: under $50

Waking up for class is hard enough, so finding your favorite coffee K-Cup in the morning shouldn't be! This K-Cup holder can be customized to match any color, coordinate with any of your dorm decor and built to hold as many k-cups as you need.

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Animation: Corn Hole boards

Corn Hole boards

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Difficulty: Easy
Cost: under $100

No tailgate is complete without an epic match of cornhole. Be the hero your tailgate needs with these DIY Cornhole boards. Easily customizable, these boards also have folding legs for easy storage and transportation. Check out the links in our plan for some bean bag options to complete your set.

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