Built-in Cabinet Ideas for Every Room in the House
One of the things we love about built-in cabinet solutions is they easily blend style and function in almost any space in your home. Plus, they are the ideal solution for adding value, storage and design impact. And because built-ins can be designed to cater to your household’s specific needs, the options are virtually endless. Read on for some ways to incorporate custom cabinets in every room of your home.
If you’re following the latest news on kitchen design trends, then you know one of the biggest design concepts is all about breaking the rules. From mixing metals to the popularity of transitional design, mixing and matching styles and design solutions is becoming the norm, as are bold statements such as the use of color or going all black with cabinets. Gone are the days where your kitchen cabinets all have to match––today’s modern styles are all about mixing everything from color, wood types and even finishes. And don’t forget that kitchen island as an opportunity to maximize your storage space. A kitchen island, especially the right size island, is a great source for storage, display and functionality. Think of the kitchen island as a functional yet beautiful addition to your kitchen renovation.
If your bedroom is your own private oasis, then keeping it organized and clutter-free is all part of creating a master bedroom sanctuary. A simple way to achieve this bedroom zen is through built-in wall cabinets. Not only do they offer customized storage solutions designed specifically for your lifestyle, but they can make for a pretty dramatic statement in the room as well. So that’s where building cabinets in the bedroom offers a great way to maximize your bedroom’s storage potential, while doing something impactful in the room, and something healthy for you. There are many options depending on the size, shape and wall space in the room. Tall, narrow cupboard style cabinets will multiply storage options, while a cabinet above the bed makes for an excellent headboard idea for displaying books, photos or accessories. Integrated storage systems that include shelves, hanging spaces, and drawers, and other custom cabinet ideas such as pull-out drawers for shoe storage or cubby-style shelves for neatly holding sweaters, hats or purses are additional options for maximum storage.
The Family Room
This is an area in your home where you and your family will spend a lot of time, right? That’s why there’s quite a bit to consider––lighting, seating, wall space, and making sure your TV is at the right viewing height. So whether you’re looking for an expansive bank of built-ins, or a simpler solution, there are many unique ways to create a media hub that is ideal for your home. Let’s say you like the built-in look but don’t have the space for it––consider a hybrid design. Good hybrid designs include some cabinet storage, but don’t take up a huge amount of space in the room. Framing your TV to match the cabinets is another interesting way to create the look and feel of a built-in wall unit. Built-ins give a house a sense of permanence while helping to tame clutter. A stylish way to display your media unit, a traditional built-in surrounds the TV with cabinets and shelves. This can help anchor the room, while shelves also give the room a focal point and create warmth. Consider using full access frameless cabinets to hide the TV when it’s not in use.
The Home Office
As working from home becomes the norm for many, creating a beautiful workspace in the home where you can conduct business efficiently (and professionally) has become a necessity. One of the simplest ways to renovate your home office and make it more functional is to declutter. Installing a custom cabinet design such as built-ins, woven baskets and bookcases open up space on the floor, and get items out of your way. Plus, these organization tools make it easier to take inventory and stay on top of office supplies that you need.
The Laundry Room
Probably one of the biggest investments you can make in your laundry room is by adding tools that will help you keep things organized and make it easier to complete your weekly laundry task. Some tips include: built-in pull-out drying racks in the cabinets, fold-out ironing boards, and even create a spot for the family’s furry friend by adding an enclosed built-in pet bed under a laundry room sink. Looking for even more cabinet space? Add slim storage cabinets in the space between the upper cabinets and the countertop (where your backsplash typically would be), and store smaller laundry care items there.