From the living room to the bedroom, it’s your furniture that usually brings your creative vision and style to life, making spaces feel warm, exciting, elegant or artistic. How can custom and built-in cabinets elevate this design flair even more?
What Are Built-In Cabinets?
Custom cabinetry isn’t just limited to actual cabinets such as the ones you find in a kitchen. Custom cabinets can include bookshelves, accent tables, console tables, nightstands and virtually any other hardwood creation designed by a professional carpenter.
Built-in cabinets take this woodworking artistry even further by designing furniture that is set into a space’s walls. Imagine a fireplace with vertical shelving on each side that sits flush with the wall. Built-in custom furniture is a great fit for contemporary and minimalist design styles thanks to its sleek, streamlined profile and well-defined lines. Here are several options for built-in cabinetry:
- Entertainment centers
- Built-in cabinets
- Full bathroom vanities
- Custom bathroom cabinets and shelves
These ideas work equally well for bedrooms, offices, home theaters and dining rooms.
Why Choose Custom Cabinetry and Built-In Cabinets
Built-in cabinets require extra work when remodeling a room. Why make the investment? For one thing, built-ins always turn heads. They’re visually stunning, which makes them instant accent pieces.
Custom cabinets also reflect your personality and design vision like nothing else can, featuring hues, contours and finishing touches that transport visitors to another place or time. Give your home a Mediterranean feel with rich wood moldings, or select a tropical touch with Brazilian cherry wood instead. Every piece of custom furniture is unique and gorgeous.
The Importance of an Experienced Professional
Building custom cabinets that fit the customer’s specifications to the letter requires extensive experience, so they’re definitely not a do-it-yourself project. This is even more true for built-in cabinets. To successfully create and install built-ins, contractors need the know-how and licensing for room renovation, since they have to build appropriate support structures and frame and finish walls.