Few things do as much for the aesthetics of a home’s interior than the look of custom built-in cabinets and shelves. You’ve probably seen them in magazines or million-dollar model homes and marveled at how much they truly add to a living space. Fashionable and incredibly functional, custom cabinets add detail, sophistication, elegance, and visual interest to any room. In addition to offering much needed storage in the form of shelves and/or cabinets, but they also help to draw the eye upward, giving the impression of a taller ceiling and thus, a larger room. Not just for the kitchen anymore, custom cabinetry and shelving can now be used in literally every room of the house to maximize available space.
Since this is more than likely the room that the family uses most frequently, built-ins can be used to not only display the TV and all its accompanying components, but also DVDs, books, photos, and other familial keepsakes. Utilize cabinet doors to keep board games and other items stowed away conveniently, yet hidden from view.
Install a custom built-in cabinet in the home office area for a convenient study nook where the kids can do homework and parents can sit down and catch up on bills or correspondence. In addition, you can utilize the available space above and around doorways to store frequently used items and books.
If you have a TV in the bedroom, consider a built-in entertainment center to house the TV and all the other electronic components. To keep it elegant and discreet, you can even incorporate folding doors that can be closed to hide the TV when not in use. You can also incorporate bookshelves to keep your favorite bedtime books nearby. In addition, since the bedroom requires a lot of additional storage space for clothing and bed linens, built-ins could also take the place of your traditional dresser and chest, if need be.
As we get closer to winter, a mud room becomes a convenient feature that not only adds to the beauty of your living space, but adds functional, usable storage space for snow boots, rain gear, and other items you don’t want tracking mud and snow into the house. Install custom bench seating where users can sit down to remove boots and individual storage compartments in which to store them. Utilize wall space and create areas where you can hang keys, backpacks, umbrellas, and other frequently used items that you’ll need to grab again the next time you leave the house. Also, a well-appointed laundry room could include convenient features such as a folding area and storage space for detergents and other chemicals.
The Sky’s the Limit
You’re limited only by your own imagination when it comes to all the different ways and spaces in which you can use custom built-in cabinets and shelving. For professional service and craftsmanship, call on Green Remodeling for your custom carpentry needs. With top-notch service and the dedication necessary to making the most out of the space you have, you can trust the build pros at Green Remodeling to help you create the space of your dreams.