Collection of ideas from the blogosphere of ways you can get the function and look of built in shelving for less!

built in shelves + seat...only not as deep as this one.

Shelving

a wine rack as a towel holder in the bathroom.

Built In Window Seat Design

Could be built around any big window

DIY headboard ~ Simple & Functional. This is great for someone who needs more storage or display

Take a couple of book shelves, and add some rods in between the two of them for an instant closet..

How to make faux built-ins using Ikea Billy shelving, trim and paint (could use bead board or wallpaper, too)

master closet. shelves above, drawers below, hanging racks in middle. I want this!!

Love this idea

Turn a coat closet into an entry-way nook....if I ever have one of these.

bathroom storage with premade bookcase

built ins

Built- In Cookbook Wall

3 ikea shelves. 1 turned to the side and painted with chalkboard paint. could also use magnetic paint or cork.

I'm so doing this, then stuff won't fall behind them. LOVE the shelf idea

built in

diy Design Fanatic: DIY Storage ~ How To Store Your Stuff. Need to build these shelves for our basement!!

cute idea

Repupose Over The Sink Shelf ~ Hang upside down over the kitchen window to use as a plant shelf