Before & After: A Blank Living Room Gets Built-Ins

published Aug 14, 2013
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Taylor and Corey desperately wanted some built-in cabinets for their living room but   space was limited, so they found a vertical solution.  Can you guess what they used? (Hint: I suspect this photo was taken just as they started their project) 

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Perennial favorite, the IKEA Billy bookshelf strikes again!  Using two shelves (extended up to the ceiling) and custom moulding, they created lots of storage that looks and feels original. 

From Taylor:

We didn’t skimp on our moulding and trim, since we wanted our shelves to look really custom built. We also wanted high baseboards to compliment the style of our 87 year old house. Our biggest challenge was figuring out the angles for the crown moulding.

Thank you Taylor and Corey!

(Images:Taylor and Corey )