There’s nothing that can put your square footage to better use than a custom built-in. Whether that means a bookcase tucked into a niche beside the fireplace or a desk framed within a seldom-used closet, built-ins make the most of every available inch in your floor plan. These carpentry solutions handily transform those dead areas below windows and under staircases into functional space that helps you get organized by adding new storage solutions without adding on to your house.
You can custom design those built-ins to compliment current architectural features such as crown molding and wainscoting. When fitted with doors, built-ins help conceal those modern amenities like that mini fridge or computer workstation. The best part is you don't have to spend a fortune to get that improved functionality or new look, either.
A1 Handyman (208) 995-6457 excels at helping homeowners design built-in bookshelves and home office desks that complement the existing décor in any room. From furniture assembly to installing new cabinetry, we handle it all.
There’s more to bookshelves than meets the eye…
Bookshelves hold so much more than books. Travel mementos, family photos, electronics, and the mail often take up more shelf space in a home than a collection of hardcover books. Built-ins are far more superior to bookshelves when it comes to storage. They easily integrate into an existing room’s layout and decor, which can result in a neatly organized appearance. Here are there areas to consider for the addition of custom built-in shelving.
• Under the Staircase - Some homeowners like to utilize the dead area under a staircase as a gallery space. Others recognize that this area can provide additional storage and display opportunities. If the area considered also serves as an entryway, the ideas for design are endless. For instance, the area that is closest to the door can house bins for shoes, dog leashes, and other items that come on and off at the door. Putting these types of items in attractive bins that are neatly tucked away allows for a clutter-free entryway.
• In the kitchen - While there may be ample cabinet storage for dishes and cookware, even the most well planned kitchen can benefit from a built-in bookshelf. Homeowners who no longer use the breakfast bar area can often turn the wall below into additional storage. The open design allows for the display of collectible plates, valuable china, crockery, and even children’s art projects.
• In the bedroom - Several homeowners begin the day by watching the morning news while they get ready for work. Some will even get in a little exercise right after rolling out of bed. A television in the bedroom can offer some advantages, but at the end of the day, there should be no distractions. A built-in bookshelf can provide valuable display storage for a flat-screen television and other electronic devices.
Anything worth owning is worth a place of honor, whether it be it a clutch of vases, painting, novel, or pair of shoes. Yet in most homes, possessions tend to gather on counters, desks, tables, and closet floors, forever awaiting a spot of their own.
Call A1 Handyman today at (208) 995-6457 and speak with an experienced carpenter about your shelving and storage needs.