If there is one thing that every homeowner can agree on, it's that they don’t have enough storage. Whether your house is small or large, or you live alone or with a huge family, storage is always a concern. There never seems to be enough closet space, and many people need to use their basements and garages for more than just a place to stow things away. However, there may be prime storage space around you that you simply haven’t taken advantage of — yet. We have put together a few built-in cabinet ideas that can help you take advantage of some storage areas you may have never considered.
Bookcases - Bookcases are a great way to store items you want to display. However, not everything you own is something you wish to look at every time you enter a room. That’s when a bookcase with cabinet base can be especially useful. You’ll have the upper storage for books and decorative items, and you can stow away those essentials that are less than attractive behind closed doors. It is possible to create a built-in bookcase with base cabinets or to convert a standalone bookshelf into such a unit. These bookcase cabinets are especially useful in the family room or other areas where people gather and relax.
The Dining Room - Your kitchen is quite possibly one of the most challenging spaces to keep organized. What if you had extra storage for your serving dishes, company china and flatware in your dining room? That could open up additional kitchen storage for cookware and food. One option is to install kitchen cabinets in dining room areas. Or, you could try built-in dining room cabinets that are chosen specifically to match your decorating scheme. If you use your dining room for other purposes, such as playing card games, having a convenient place to store items used for these activities may be useful too.
The Office - If you are lucky enough to have a home office, or you just take advantage of a little space in a corner for your workspace, having enough storage is always a concern. Building just a few extra cabinets can help you keep paper, pens, files and other items out of sight and out of mind — giving you a clean and neat workspace. Mounted cabinets can be used above the desk area so that you will not lose any additional floor space. Or, this may also be a prime area to utilize bookcase cabinets as mentioned above.
These are just a few examples of areas that are prime for built-in cabinets. Once you open your eyes to the possibilities, you’ll find that they are limitless. Next time you’re considering any type of decor or home improvement project, consider how you could add extra storage with built-in cabinetry. A few simple adjustments can give you the space you need to help keep your home neat, tidy and functional.
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Tracy S. As a highly technical topic, construction and home improvement content deserves expert treatment--Tracy provides this and much more. With industry experience working with roofers, plumbers, garage door manufacturers, property management companies and new home construction groups, Tracy is well versed in what it takes to create quality construction content. In addition to her experience as a writer in this exciting field, she has worked as a property manager and maintenance technician for a large motel/RV park. During this time, she learned the basics of plumbing, carpentry, landscaping and general building maintenance.