One thing I love about older homes is the unique built-in ideas you find within their walls. It’s nice to see some of the newer homes adding these custom features.
I started writing this post about built-in ideas for every room in the house, but I found so many great examples I decided to focus on just one room at a time. The photos above and below are the same room. Above you see the built-in bookcase, and below you see more of the banquette for added seating.
Yes, you could add a free-standing cabinet to a living room for storage, but a built-in cabinet with doors and drawers is so charming.
To add dimension to a built-in shelving unit, consider painting the back wall a contrasting color. Think about the items you plan to display before choosing your paint color.
Built-in shelves are a great option to fill a space next to a fireplace. You can always add custom features like this to your house at any time. Look around your house and you’ll probably find a dead spot spaces that would benefit from a built-in option.
Built-in bookcases can contain books, collectibles, or a combination of the two. Get creative and consider your case a blank canvas waiting to be filled with beauty.
Other built-in ideas include framing a window with shelves or cabinets. It’ll give dimension to a flat, boring wall.
A contemporary home makes great use of space with a window seat and book shelves. Grab a book and curl up on the seat with comfy pillows.
Take a fresh look around your house and see if you can identify a space that could use a functional and pretty built-in. Let me know if you come up with an idea!