Built-ins are ingenious space-saving design elements that allow you to customize your home. This category features posts exploring clever built-in storage ideas, from bookcases to bench seating, as well as posts on installing your own built-in shelving and cabinets. Get inspired by beautiful built-in window seats, desks, and media centers that add both form and function to a room. Learn how to incorporate built-ins to maximize awkward areas and small spaces in your home for a seamless, polished look. Browse this collection of posts covering everything from budget-friendly DIY built-ins to high-end custom millwork to incorporate this versatile design feature into your own home.

What are Built-ins?

Built-ins are customized features that are constructed as permanent parts of a home’s architecture and design. They can include storage elements like bookshelves, cabinets, and drawers, as well as seating, desks, entertainment centers, and other functional spaces. Built-ins help maximize usage of unique dimensions and small areas in a home.