When remodeling your home, ensuring aesthetic cohesion is a top priority. Incorporating high-quality custom built-in furniture into your remodeling project allows you to enjoy a fully-integrated home design while maximizing space.
Examples of built-ins we design for our Northern Virginia home remodeling clients include:
- Closet Spaces
- Kitchen Islands
- Butler Pantries
- Under-stairway Storage
- Media Units
- Living/Family/Game Room Cabinets
- Display Shelves
- Bathroom Vanities
- Office Storage
- Office Desks
- Floating Shelves
- Fireplace Built-ins
- Wet bars
- Mud Rooms
- Laundry Upgrades
Here are the top five reasons we recommend custom built-ins to our home remodeling clients, and why they love them!
1) Maximizes Space
Since they’re custom-designed to fit an exact space, even the tightest and most expansive of areas can benefit from a beautifully designed piece of built-in furniture. Built-ins eliminate free-standing furniture that can make a room seem bulky and tight in space. They can also be used for awkward corners, small nooks and crannies, and even under staircases to optimize storage capacity.
When you buy pre-designed storage and shelving units, you have to find them in the exact dimensions to fit a space or organize an entire portion of a room around them. With custom built-ins, this is never a problem–every inch of space can be maximized for storage and display.
Another benefit of custom-designed built-ins is in addition to defining the dimensions, you can choose textures, colors, and materials that complement your interior design. You can also create built-ins to accommodate the specific items you plan to store there, such as electronics that need charging stations with outlets and USB posts. This allows your storage and display units to blend in beautifully with the rest of your home.
Additionally, built-ins can be used to create a focal point in a room instead of a piece of furniture or artwork. When working with an experienced residential architect to design a room that incorporates custom storage and display units, the creative options are unlimited!
We often utilize custom-design built-ins to accent focal points in rooms such as windows, large-screen televisions, and fireplaces. Designing a built-in around a window, for example, can frame the view in a way that makes it feel special and expansive. At the same time, you could create a delightful window seat bench.
A well-designed fireplace mantel built-in can provide additional beauty and display areas for home decor, as well as a place to store fireplace accessories.
Similarly, since a built-in will be designed to your exact needs, this means no endless search for a pre-fab media center to fit your TV or the perfectly sized cabinet to fit a gaming system. Built-ins can be created around your signature items and focal points providing perfect storage systems that function and look great.
4) Defines Zones
Open floor plans are incredibly popular in Northern Virginia homes. One challenge to an open layout is defining distinct zones throughout your home. Custom built-ins can be designed to visually separate rooms without restrictive walls and keep your line of sight open. We’ve accomplished these divisions with built-ins between kitchens and dining rooms, master suites with sitting rooms and/or closets, and in large, open basement spaces. Built-in storage and display units are a great way to define larger spaces.
5) Storage, Storage, and More Storage!
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of custom-designed built-ins is that it will be easier to keep your home organized and clutter-free. Whether you’re designing custom vanities in your master bathroom, incorporating built-in shelves in your remodeled kitchen, creating a custom luxury walk-in closet, or adding benches in your children’s playroom, items in those spaces that previously created clutter can be kept completely out of sight. When these units are professionally designed, you’ll also gain beautiful new furniture and shelving that’s seamlessly integrated into your remodeled home.
When you work with an experienced home design and remodeling team, you can rest assured that custom-designed storage and display built-ins will be constructed with high-quality materials and your lifestyle in mind. Our skilled design/build team can create visually stunning built-in features that are beautifully blended into your home remodeling plan.