Built-in furniture has become a welcomed and embraced concept for both the DIY home remodeler and the professional designer. Built-in furniture provides the unique benefit of utilizing underused or unused areas of the home while blending in beautifully.
Combined with the fireplace mantel, built-ins can bring beauty and value to your living room space. Custom built-ins can use a combination of drawers, open shelves, cubbies, and paneled or glass doors. Best of all, a built-in is designed to fit perfectly in its designated space. Even if a built-in occupies a full wall, it can make the room seem cozy and inviting.
What are some other benefits of built-ins?
Built-ins provide additional storage to your home and living areas. They provide a way to display your collections—glassware, pottery, books, sculptures and more can all be displayed. Doors can provide hiding spots for items you don’t use every day, and drawers can store extra blankets, pillows, video games and accessories, or toys.
The fireplace mantel can be a part of your living room built-in unit as well. Often the focal point of the room, the mantel provides additional beauty and display areas for your home décor. A well-designed mantel with built-ins can provide a place to store your fireplace accessories year round.
Lighting can also add an additional benefit to choosing built-in furniture over freestanding furniture. Unique or hidden lighting can be chosen to enhance both the built-in piece and the room itself. Adding mirrors to the built-in unit can also add light and depth to the room.
Does building a built-in unit in my home increase its value?
Whether or not built-ins add value to your home can depend on how you build them. Adjustable shelving allows for reconfiguration. This will give both you and future homeowners the ability to use the shelves the way they want to. The built-ins should look like they both belong in and bring benefits to the room they are in.
A built-in furniture unit can transform your home without taking a bite out of the space that you love. If you are interested in working with a professional to design, build, and install built-in furniture in your home, please contact Cedars Woodworking at 717-392-1736.