Best Built-ins: Inspiration for adding beautiful functional storage

When I hear built-ins I usually envision more expensive custom built homes.  However, when you consider the cost of quality furniture, or any furniture for that matter, you might be surprised at the bang for your buck custom built built-ins provide.  Also consider the value it will add to your home, and that you have a storage solution perfectly suited to you and your lifestyle.

This large built-in with shelves and cabinets is wonderful because not only does it provide space to house books, but kids crafts and games can be kept in the cabinets beneath.

via Pinterest via Thrifty Decor Chic

A dream kitchen workstation.  A desk in the kitchen would be very useful for us, but we just don’t have the space.

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Built in jewelry storage?! Yes please! Not only does built in jewelry storage keep baubles untangled and dust-free, everything is visible at a glance.  Imagine being able to get out and put away your baume and mercier watch without having to wonder where it is or where it goes!
via Pinterest via Apartment Therapy

Built-ins in bedrooms aren’t as common, but I think these are a great way to store books, and showcase personal or sentimental items
via Pinterest via Hometalk

This custom built-in desk is special because it’s designed in a way so it doesn’t block the amazing windows, therefore maximizing natural light.
via HGTV

Built-ins around a door jam really maximizes space and creates a unique way to display collections.
via Pinterest via Simplemost


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