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  • Writer's pictureLisa Carlisle Architect

Home Organization - Part 3: Built-ins

Built-ins are not only beautiful, but they maximize every available inch of your home. Create functional spaces and get organized without having to add on square footage. Here are a few of our favorites.

Built-in Bookshelves & Cabinetry

Fill in wall recesses with useful bookshelves and cabinetry. Whether it be in the bedroom, hallway or living areas, it’s a great way to blend highly functional storage with a personal and unique design statement.

Fireplace Niche

The perfect spot for built-ins is on either side of a fireplace. The natural recesses lend itself nicely to open bookshelves and entertainment centers. We love a combination of both open shelving and closed cabinets below to showcase the items you want and hide the unsightly objects that you’d like to keep hidden yet handy.

Hallway Dresser

Transform dead zones between bedrooms by adding a built-in dresser that can hold linens, clothes, or even extra toiletries. Make it a focal point with color and hardware. Want to go doorless? It’s the perfect opportunity to store books, artwork and more.


Recessed built-ins can require more planning and construction than ones that attach directly to the wall, but they are a great choice in compact areas where a full-size desk or table wouldn’t fit comfortably. Retrofit an existing space in your home using a seldom-used closet or steal space from an adjoining room. Large or small, a built-in workstation is a great way to stay organized, maintain square footage and add character to your home.

Whether you choose built-in bookshelves, cabinetry or even a workstation, each are a great way to add functional architectural detail to your home without having to increase square footage.


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