The Beauty of Built-Ins

The Beauty of Built-Ins

Sarah Coffey
Jul 22, 2009

When it comes to organization and storage, built-ins are a definite bonus. Nestled inside a home's existing walls, they take away the problem of finding room for extra storage pieces. Even as a home evolves, their use can also change over the years...

A built-in cabinet can transform from a bookcase to a bar to a shoe shelf, depending on what kind of storage you need. For ideas, we've rounded up a few examples of functional built-ins from Apartment Therapy.

1 Built-in bookcases in the stairwell: Christy and John's Logan Square Bungalow
2 Built-in wine storage: Terisa, Colin, & Lauren's Family Home
3 Built-in closet: Mike's fireplace storage
4 Built-in landing strip and shoe rack: PLY Architecture
5 Built-in CD storage: Sa's Family Home in the City

Reader's Room: Jen's Chicago Built-Ins
Look! Built-In Paper Towel Holder
Home Office Idea: Built-In Banquette
Reader's Room: Andrew's Two Chicago Built-In Units

Photos: Sarah Coffey (1-3), PLY Architecture, Sa Schloff

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