Storage is a common problem for most homeowners, but with effective and clever built-ins, organization is a no-brainer. Because built-ins are custom-made for each space, they maximize every square inch of your home. They can turn empty, unused space into
Laurey W. Glenn

Why Choose Built-ins?

Storage is a common problem for most homeowners, but with effective and clever built-ins, organization is a no-brainer. Because built-ins are custom-made for each space, they maximize every square inch of your home. They can turn empty, unused space into hardworking home offices, drawers, shelves, or even entertainment centers. Essentially, built-in storage units can add hundreds of square feet to your home without the need for renovations.


A complete bed and storage unit comes standard in this master bedroom. A platform, cabinets, and plenty of drawers make this hard-working bed a built-in masterpiece.
Lisa Romerein

Modern Bedroom Built-in

A complete bed and storage unit comes standard in this master bedroom. A platform, cabinets, and plenty of drawers make this hard-working bed a built-in masterpiece.


Though this dining room is hardly big enough for a table and four chairs, sleek, glass-front built-in shelves and drawers make use of the space underneath the windows.
Daniel Hennessy

Space Saver

Though this dining room is hardly big enough for a table and four chairs, sleek, glass-front built-in shelves and drawers make use of the space underneath the windows.


Bookshelves take advantage of the high ceilings in this kids' bunk room.
Laurey W. Glenn

Bunkroom Books

Bookshelves take advantage of the high ceilings in this kids' bunk room. Installing built-ins on an unused wall, such as one with a door to the bathroom, creates plenty of organization options without cluttering the space with clunky storage furniture.


This floor-to-ceiling shoe shelf hides neatly behind double doors. The white shelves reflect light into the dark cubbies, making every pair easy to see.
Antony Crolla

A Day in Their Shoes

This floor-to-ceiling shoe shelf hides neatly behind double doors. The white shelves reflect light into the dark cubbies, making every pair easy to see.


Deep Drawers
Laurey W. Glenn

Deep Drawers

In this cheery yellow mudroom, deep built-in drawers provide easy storage, and a countertop is the perfect surface for sorting mail and folding laundry.


Irregularly shaped walls and nooks can become functional spaces with a little creativity and a set of built-in bookshelves.
Laurey W. Glenn

Crooked Nook

Irregularly shaped walls and nooks can become functional spaces with a little creativity and a set of built-in bookshelves.


Well-thought-out shelving can give your closet or dressing room extra glamour and valuable storage for sweaters, shoes, and accessories.
Jean Allsopp

Stylish Shelving

Well-thought-out shelving can give your closet or dressing room extra glamour and valuable storage for sweaters, shoes, and accessories.


Disguised Desks Home Office
Megan Thompson

Dual Side Desks

Sliding shutters allow the living room to accommodate a pair of offices that can be concealed when company comes. Rather than being relegated to a dreary corner, these home offices live at the heart of the house.


By adding a countertop and cabinets, this small nook becomes a fully-functioning laundry room. Even though the space is designed for utility, bright egg-shell paint and banister spindles bring in a bit of personality.
Van Chaplin; Charles Walton IV

Wash and Wear

By adding a countertop and cabinets, this small nook becomes a fully-functioning laundry room. Even though the space is designed for utility, bright egg-shell paint and banister spindles bring in a bit of personality.


This staircase gets big personality with built-in shelves and interesting art objects.
Roger Davies

Staircase Display

This staircase gets big personality with built-in shelves and interesting art objects.


Modular, built-in shelving, an ample work surface, and clean-lined cabinets keep everything organized in this study.
Laurey W Glenn

Workspace Wonder

Modular, built-in shelving, an ample work surface, and clean-lined cabinets keep everything organized in this study.


Conceal dirty, smelly trash cans under the sink like this streamlined kitchen. A cutout in the marble countertop helps guests locate the garbage can and makes cleanup easier.
Colleen Duffley

Clean Design

Conceal trash cans under the sink, as in this streamlined kitchen. A cutout in the marble countertop helps guests locate the garbage can and makes cleanup easier.


With the clean design of these custom cabinets and drawers, staying organized and concealing mess are not a problem.
Emily Minton Redfield

Organized Office

With the clean design of these custom cabinets and drawers, staying organized and concealing mess are not a problem.


We love the idea of hiding eyesores behind easy-to-close cabinets, like these appliances tucked behind sleek, ebony-stained oak cabinets.
Laurey W. Glenn

Now You See Them ...

We love the idea of appliance hideaways, like these tucked behind sleek, ebony-stained oak cabinets.

 


Window seats aren’t standard in most kitchens, but this little nook makes a perfect perch for prep-time conversations.
Tria Giovan

Front Row Seat

Window seats aren’t standard in most kitchens, but this little nook makes a perfect perch for prep-time conversations.

 


Built-in Nighstand
Thomas J. Story

Bedside Built-in

This platform bed and flanking nightstand are built into an alcove paneled with teak, a sustainably harvested wood.


By installing a few shelves into an unused closet, you can create a perfect home office. The best part about this small space? Folding doors close to conceal your workstation.

Closet Office

By installing a few shelves into an unused closet, you can create a perfect home office. The best part about this small space? Folding doors close to conceal your workstation.


The spot gives a master suite the ultimate breakfast-in-bed treatment.
Van Chaplin; Charles Walton IV

Bedroom Breakfast Spot

This clever bar is tucked into a master suite closet. Outfitted with an espresso machine, the spot offers the ultimate breakfast-in-bed treatment.

 


Wood paneling mimics the shape of a traditional sofa, complete with arms and a high back.
Laurey W. Glenn; Robbie Caponetto

Double Duty Playroom

A built-in daybed (sized to fit two twin mattresses) makes a comfy sofa in this kids' playroom and also doubles as extra sleeping for guests or slumber parties. Wood paneling mimics the shape of a traditional sofa, complete with arms and a high back.


Utilize every sliver of your kitchen by installing a pullout pantry instead of basic shelves. This 8-inch space seemed too small to serve a purpose at first but now stores plenty of cooking supplies!
Laurey W. Glenn

Small Service

Utilize every sliver of your kitchen. Here, a pullout pantry transforms an awkward 8-inch space into useful storage.

 


Hiding the entertainment center is a dilemma in almost every living room, but these homeowners took the right approach and cleverly hid their flat screen TV under the stairs.
Laura Moss

TV Center Storage

Hiding the entertainment center is a common dilemma. These homeowners took an artful approach, leveraging space beneath the stairs.

 


The family computer is built into this small kitchen space, and with plenty of drawers for office supplies and cabinets to hide their desktop, the office vanishes during busy mealtimes.
Robbie Caponetto

Work Station

The family computer is built into this small kitchen space, and with plenty of drawers for office supplies and cabinets to hide their desktop, the office vanishes during busy mealtimes.


Brooms and other cleaning supplies hang on the side.

Pegboard Pantry

In this cottage kitchen, pegboard hides an unsightly water heater and creates space for the grocery list. Brooms and other cleaning supplies hang on the other side.


Ready made shelving makes this closet a hardworking space with a pullout shoe rack and plenty of drawers and shelves.
Antony Crolla

Modular Miracle

Ready-made shelving makes this closet a hardworking space with a pullout shoe rack and plenty of drawers and shelves.


Restaurants use booths for a reason – they’re great for saving space! A built-in bench right off your kitchen is a great way to create seating in tight spots, and their streamlined nature takes up no visual space.
Laurey W. Glenn; Robbie Caponetto

Diner Inspired

Restaurants use booths for a reason – they’re efficient. A built-in right off your kitchen creates seating in tight spots, and the bench’s streamlined profile takes up very little visual space.

 


Make the most of an oft-ignored space by using a hallway for storage. These bookshelves serve as decoration and a makeshift library.
Jake Curtis

Down the Hall

Make the most of an oft-ignored space by using a hallway for storage. These bookshelves serve as decoration and a makeshift library.


By installing a cutting board in a pullout drawer, it will never take up counterspace.
Laurey W. Glenn

Cabinet Cutout

Installed in a drawer, this cutting board stays close at hand without taking up counter space.

 


The shelves above this twin bed serve as both a headboard and a place to display memorabilia.

Trophy Collection

The shelves above this twin bed serve as both a headboard and a place to display memorabilia.

 


Reaching the sink may not seem like a challenge, but for the little ones in your life, it’s a daily test. This clever kids’ bathroom has a stool built right into the drawers!
Van Chaplin

Step Up

For the little ones in your life, reaching the sink can be a daily test. This clever kids’ bathroom has a stool built into the drawers.

 


Architectural elements add charm to any space, and this built-in seat highlights the beautiful arch above.
Van Chaplin

Cozy Nook

Architectural elements add charm to any space, and this built-in seat highlights the beautiful arch above. Lantern sconces and storage bins make this nook feel like a cocoon.

 


Labeled lockers help keep this laundry room tidy and organized.
Van Chaplin

Behind Closed Doors

Labeled lockers help keep this laundry room tidy and organized. Each family member gets personal storage space, with magnetized marker boards for reminders, report cards, or doodling.

 


Camouflage everyday storage by hiding it in an unusual spot, as with this pullout wine cubby located under a staircase landing. The beaded-board front panel of this cabinet is identical to the rest of the wall -- the only hint of a secret wine cellar is a
John Ellis

Staircase Storage

Camouflage everyday storage by hiding it in an unusual spot, as with this pullout wine cubby located under a staircase landing. The beaded-board front panel of this cabinet is identical to the rest of the wall -- the only hint of a secret wine cellar is a single bin pull.


Built-in benches offer easy seating for this backyard pool.
Lisa Romerein

Poolside Perch

Built-in benches offer easy seating for this backyard pool. Cushions and pillows in bright colors add personality to this simple space.


This custom panel provides hooks for storage and a neatly integrated bench.
Jeff McNamara

Organization Wall

This custom panel provides hooks for storage and a neatly integrated bench.

 


With two walls of shelves and bright blue paint, these bookshelves are both functional and decorative.
Jeremy Samuelson

Bold Color

With two walls of shelves and bright blue paint, these bookshelves are both functional and decorative.

 


These built in drawers have ultimate cottage charm, and their large size makes it easy to store just about anything inside – crayons, toys, or even sterling silver.

Versatile Space

These built in drawers have ultimate cottage charm, and their large size makes it easy to store just about anything inside – crayons, toys, or even sterling silver.


Maximize storage and display options by incorporating bookshelves above doorways or along unused wall space.

Heads Up

Maximize storage and display options by incorporating bookshelves above doorways or along unused wall space.

 


Bold red accenting gives these two-way shelves a colorful pop. With glass on either side, they link the kitchen and living room.
Van Chaplin; Charles Walton IV

Red Paint

Bold red accenting gives these two-way shelves a colorful pop. With glass on either side, they link the kitchen and living room.


Flanking a mantel, window seats create a focal point while offering extra seating and convenient, out-of-the-way storage.
Lisa Romerein

Flank the Fireplace

Flanking a mantel, window seats create a focal point while offering extra seating and convenient, out-of-the-way storage.

 


Laundry baskets underneath hold towels or toys, and the bench can either be a place to tie shoes or a shelf for backpacks, groceries, or boxes.
Laurey W. Glenn; Robbie Caponetto

Built-in Drop Spot

An entryway bench lends extra storage and character. Laundry baskets underneath hold towels or toys, and the addition can multitask as a handy seat or shelf for backpacks, groceries, or boxes.

 


Built-in seating has a place outdoors as well.

Space Outdoors

Built-in seating has a place outdoors as well. Concrete benches, accessorized with plenty of pillows, make lounging a breeze in this outdoor living room.


A permanent island wouldn’t fit in this long, narrow kitchen. Instead, a rolling custom cabinet adds stowaway utility.
Charles Walton IV

Deserted Island

A permanent island wouldn’t fit in this long, narrow kitchen. Instead, a rolling custom cabinet adds stowaway utility.

 


This hardworking buffet provides storage for silver and dishware, plus two display cases for treasured collectibles.
Charles Walton IV

Custom Buffet

This hardworking buffet provides storage for silver and dishware, plus two display cases for treasured collectibles.

 


Cabinets often frame windows, but in this kitchen, shelves span the opening, which backlights the green and turquoise glasses.
Van Chaplin

Open Shelving

Cabinets often frame windows, but in this kitchen, shelves span the opening, which backlights the green and turquoise glasses.

 


Books of all shapes and sizes complement the simple, sleek architecture of this custom bookshelf.
Van Chaplin

Wall of Books

Books of all shapes and sizes complement the simple, sleek architecture of this custom bookshelf.


The door to this closet once opened into the room, taking up valuable floor space. By taking off the door and adding a few shelves and simple trim work, this former trouble-spot becomes a studious workspace. A curtain made from hemstitched cotton twin she
Tria Giovan

Open Door

The door to this closet once opened into the room, taking up valuable floor space. By taking off the door and adding a few shelves and simple trim work, this former trouble-spot becomes a studious workspace. A curtain made from hemstitched cotton twin sheets hides a metal filing cabinet below.


This modern dining area gets a punch of personality with built-in bookshelves which offer color and interest to the space.
Paul Massey

Floor-to-Ceiling

This modern dining area sports a punch of personality -- tall built-ins add dimension and interest.

 


In this cozy dining nook, leather benches and beaded-board accents lend cottage charm.
Charles Walton IV

Family Nook

In this cozy dining nook, leather benches and beaded-board accents lend cottage charm.

 


A salvaged sliding door conceals this pantry, where generous storage keeps kitchen necessities readily accessible.
Robbie Caponetto

Sliding Doors

A salvaged sliding door conceals this pantry, where generous storage keeps kitchen necessities readily accessible.

 


Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with contrasting interiors accentuate the high ceilings in this cottage parlor.
Robbie Caponetto

Cottage Parlor

Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with contrasting interiors accentuate the high ceilings in this cottage parlor.

 


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