Many of my projects are older homes that haven’t been updated yet to best fit the needs of today’s modern family.
A lot of these homes have unused, outdated built-ins, and I thought it would be fun to look at a few ways I have recreated this type of space.
It’s amazing what a little thought and creativity can do to update and make a space work for you.
Here are a few examples:
We thickened the wall opening into the room so the new cabinetry reads more as a true built-in. I made the depth for this custom cabinet less in the middle (the doors slide open to reveal a flat screen tv ) while the side cabinets hold 13″ deep bookcases to personalize the space.
In one of my other projects, the sitting room had a deep, built-in computer desk. The desk wasn’t being used anymore and the room was pretty much just a walk-through space.
We decided to give this room a purpose by making it the husband’s sitting room, fitted with a bar and his own personal television.
I decided to go with a lighter wax on the bar wood to make the bar “pop” against the dark walls, and I also surrounded the space with a snakeskin wall covering. The upholstered doors are touch latch for easy opening-
What about your home? Do you have wasted, useable space hidden in your old built-ins?
If so, and you are ready to update your home, reach out to us here. We’d love to hear about your project-
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