Roundup: Fabulous Built-ins

Roundup: Fabulous Built-ins

Jess Watson
Nov 25, 2009

I am always clamoring for extra storage. And while my dream house always featured walk-in closets the size of my current living room, a few of these built-in beauties might make an appearance as well. All of this space would be perfect to store that divine collection of vintage linens and china for all the holiday dinner parties I would host.


1 - This built-in solid walnut library is a show piece in the living room of a New York City apartment designed by Stefan Boubils. (Image by Michael Weber / Behance Network)

2 - A staircase masquerades as a bookcase in this AT Europe: London Close-up - The Amazing Staircase.

3 - The built-in bookcase provides not only storage, but also a beautiful focal point for the living room in Renè's Bright and Sunny Artistic Home!

4 - Modern and minimal built-in cabinetry becomes a showstopping headboard from Super Storage in a New York Loft.

5 - A built-in shelf with custom lighting creates some additional unexpected storage from Custom Sideboard & Storage.


1 - In the The Adams Fleming House by Levitt Goodman Architects, the fireplace was flanked by rusted and waxed steel found on site with storage below and to the side. (Image by Ben Rahn of A-Frame / Contemporist)

2 - The often overlooked space below the staircase is the perfect place for additional storage, this time as a bookcase by MN*LS.

3 - A single bed is built in to a small alcove above cabinetry at the Berge Inn by Nils Holger Moorman. (Image from Remodelista)

4 - The built-in storage and cabinetry provides for additional seating opportunities in the dining room. (Image by J.A.S. Design Build / Remodelista)

5 - This staircase features a clever solution to hiding extra household clutter - built-in drawers. (Image by Rob Fiocca / Canadian House and Home)

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