The Charm of Built-In Cupboards

For the majority of my life I’ve loved older homes … the main reason being all the charm that’s built into them. No two seem to be alike and I love that. I once lived in a brand new home in a new subdivision and many of my neighbors had the same floor plan as me. I quickly learned that I prefer old and charming over new and efficient. One thing that I love about older homes is they often come equipped with unique built-in cupboards. Of course, you’ll find amazing built-ins in a custom new home, too. I found some beauties over at Houzz!

Traditional Dining Room by Charleston Cabinets & Cabinetry Carolina Kitchens of Charleston, Inc.

Symmetrical built-in cupboards painted in pretty gray look gorgeous in this elegant dining room.


Farmhouse Dining Room by Washington Architects & Designers Donald Lococo Architects

I know this post is about built-in cupboards, but I can’t stop looking at the rich wooden floors in this dining room!


Craftsman Dining Room by Walnut Creek General Contractors Bali Construction

My first home was a craftsman style bungalow and had beautiful built-ins like this dining room. Even though my current home is mostly white, I love the look of warm wood like this house.


Eclectic Dining Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Elan Designs

Charming blue corner cupboards steal the scene in this simple dining room.


Beach Style Staircase by Boston Design-Build Firms Encore Construction

Not only does this charming cottage have a built-in cupboard, but it has an unexpected book case under the stairs.


Town & Country LivingTraditional Living Room

This newer home has built-in cupboards that look older.

It’s so cool the way they’re recessed into the stonework of the fireplace wall.


Rustic Family Room by Liberty Corner Media & Bloggers Little Red House

Old World charm fills this living room with its rustic fireplace and rich, wood-trimmed built-in cabinet and bookcase.


Farmhouse Bathroom by Portland Architects & Designers Whitten Architects

A wall of built-in cupboards dresses this newer farmhouse style bathroom.

Not only are they pretty, but all that storage space is an added bonus!


Traditional Bedroom by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators The Belding Group, Inc

A row of built-in cupboards replaces standard closet space in this charming bedroom.


Farmhouse Kitchen with Built-In CupboardsAnd finally, here’s a corner of my farmhouse kitchen, complete with built-in cupboard.

It’s one of many things that attracted me to this house.

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  1. These are all gorgeous built-ins, Jennifer ~ including yours! I love white too but I know what you mean about the warmth of wood, it can really cozy up a space!

  2. The dining room built-ins in the first picture are breathtaking!
    And I’m a huge fan of your kitchen.
    The wall of the bedroom covered with storage doors… ’em!

  3. LOVE built ins – a lot of the houses in Montreal ( row houses actually ) have them !
    Those built ins in the bedroom photo had me swooning – such a beautiful look – and functional to boot – wow – win/win!!!