I love when built-in storage and architectural detail is tucked into little nooks and crannies in a home. Built-ins are not only charming but oh-so-practical, especially in small spaces where furniture can feel crowded. My far away dream is to build a house with custom built-ins everywhere. How fun would that be? So for a little fun weekend dreaming, here are seven ideas for clever and charming built-ins.
1) Don’t waste an inch.
Yes, there could have been just regular drywall around that door (above). But why have a plain ordinary wall next to a door when you can have fun cubbies for trays, breadboards and pretty bowls?
2) Hallways can be more than just a pass through.
3) Doggie mudrooms should be a must.
4) Efficiency can be charming, too.
5) Little nooks with big style.
6) Why be ordinary if you can be special?
So I love the little built-in bookcase space next to the stairs. But I can’t help but be drawn to the dutch door, too. While maybe it wouldn’t be what most of us think in when we say “built-in” it is a functional, practical and delightful feature to include in a home.