Small Space Inspiration: Built-ins

When I walk into a house one of my favorite things to see are built-ins! Besides the fact that they look great and add charm to a home, they are super functional. Built-ins take advantage of otherwise useless nooks and crannies, save floor space, add storage, and eliminate the need for extra furniture! What's not to love?

Built-ins come in a shapes in sizes, from banquettes to hutches, and window seats to shelving — they're all great and we think more homes should have them! Here are some of our favorite examples of built-ins from past Apartment Therapy posts and house tours:

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1 The classic built-in hutch! Great for storing and displaying tablewares. Via Apartment Therapy.
2 This home has tons of swoon-worthy built-in wood details and shelving. Via Re-Nest.
3 An amazing circular window seat. Via Apartment Therapy.
4 A gorgeous built-in sofa. Via Knoll.
5 An otherwise useless nook is turned into built-in wine storage with a few shelves. Via Apartment Therapy.

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6 A bench, dresser, and open shelving all built-in to a roof dormer. Via Apartment Therapy.
7 A bookshelf doubles as a guardrail for the adjacent stair, and looks lovely! Via Apartment Therapy.
8 Another classic — built-ins flanking a fireplace. Via Re-Nest.
9 This awesome stair includes built-in shoe storage in one of it's risers. It also doubles as a bench! Via Apartment Therapy.
10 These built-in bunk beds are cool enough to even make adults envious! Via Apartment Therapy.

(Images as linked above)

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