If you are looking for a surefire way to improve your home’s storage capacity, one long-lasting technique is to build storage into your home itself. Built-in units are much sturdier than temporary shelving or boxed storage and can often double as attractive and functional parts of your home. If you are looking for a better way to store your family’s belongings without creating clutter or distracting from your home’s beautiful style, you may consider adding a few of these built-in storage solutions throughout your house.
Built-In Cabinets and Cubbies
You can cut down on entryway clutter by building wall cubbies and shelving units. The built-in storage combines cubbies with closed cabinetry to keep items out of sight, while the base of the cabinet can extend outward to create a convenient bench.
Floor-to-ceiling units can also help line your favorite rooms with family memorabilia and help create cozy window seats. Closed cabinets underneath the shelves can store additional items without creating a cluttered look.
A built-in entertainment unit in a living room or bedroom can provide you with numerous built-in storage solutions. Small and large cabinet spaces can contain your movies, board games, and television, while you can open up your cabinet whenever you’re ready to entertain. Entertainment units also help hide unsightly wires or cables and protect them from curious kids.
Recessed Hutches and Wall Niches
Standard built-in storage for dining rooms includes recessed hutches and wall niches. These cabinets can keep your delicate dishware on display behind glass cabinet doors. The sturdiness of the built-in cabinet means that you don’t need to worry about children or guests jostling the display case. Drawers at the base of the hutch can store table linens, cloth napkins, and serving pieces.
Banquette seating can provide a stylish and functional alternative to traditional dining chairs. A built-in bench can take advantage of a bright kitchen corner and create a cozy nook with ample storage space underneath.
A kitchen island is one of the most tried-and-true built-in storage solutions for homes. Your kitchen island can be designed to store a variety of items. For instance, you can keep multiple appliances within the island as well as a wine rack. Additionally, a built-in bookshelf can also make space for all of your cookbooks.
In combination with built-in bookshelves, you can design a built-in desk for your child’s room. A built-in desk can come with cubbies for storage and plenty of space for books. While your young child may use the space for crafts, they can use it for school work as they grow older. Kids can use the cabinets underneath the desk to store school supplies.
Built-in storage solutions in your bathroom can be very beneficial, as bathrooms often require a lot of storage but with little space available. Carving out space for recessed cabinetry can provide you with lots of room for towels and toiletries, so all essentials are available.
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