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    create belle's library with this IKEA hack - The Snug

    Pale paint colors balance dark wood tones throughout this home, even within the same linen closet.

    Decorative reclaimed porch posts under this wall-hung sink suggest freestanding furniture. The trash-bin pullout, with a cubby for bags, was made using reclaimed tongue-and-groove boards and a home-center screen-door pull.

    A dresser carved into the walls and built-in window seat add storage and function without taking up space in this attic redo.

    This Shaker-style bath cabinet stows towels and toiletries within arm's reach of the shower and makes use of available space under the sloped ceiling.

    TOH fan Jill Blackmon of Boaz, Alabama on losing a bedroom window when they added a master suite addition: "We decided to turn it into a focal point. My father-in-law constructed the shelves, and we added trim and corner pieces, which we picked up for less than $25."

    TOH fan Tom Fiore of New Jersey on his favorite space-saving built-in: "After designing a custom double vanity for our master bath, we were left with almost 6 inches of space on each side. My wife had the idea for spice-rack-style storage, so I built these pullouts."

    This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to transform stock shelving into a custom built-in.

    Unobtrusive Built-In Storage: These folding cabinet doors tuck into the built-in so that they don't block the walkway

    Kathryn O'Shea-Evans, TOH staff editor says, "I'd love to see dumbwaiters and laundry chutes come back into style, ASAP. Why schlep stuff upstairs (or down) when an ingenious old-world invention will do?"

    Natural-wood built-ins with warm, rich tones have timeless appeal for TOH associate editor Megan Baker.

    Cozy, rustic bunk-bed room from High Camp Home's Truckee/Tahoe, California project.

    This hutch-like built-in was redone with paint, tile, and brackets that the homeowner-designer found at a flea market, already painted the perfect shade of blue

    We know you love built-in bunk beds and these, from a Big Sky, Montana lodge, are partially sheathed in reclaimed corral boards. By Markham Roberts Design.

    A trundle bed tucked under the eaves of this child's attic bedroom provides room for sleepovers without taking up precious day-to-day living space.

    A large pass-through over the breakfast bar connects the kitchen to the family room.

    A child's compact bedroom with a sloped ceiling was outfitted with built-ins for work, sleep, and storage. | Paint: Benjamin Moore Stem Green (walls) and Seashell (trim)

    Hidden here is a fold-up guest bed in its cabinet, latched in place. A flip-up desk beneath a magnetic blackboard is at the ready.

    This family command center has one cubby per person, plus an extra to share. The perforated lower-cabinet front keeps computer equipment cool; wires and cables are hidden behind the walls.

    Bibliophiles rejoice! This is just one of a dozen great decor ideas for surrounding your space in your favorite books.

    To ease entertaining and channel natural light between the existing dining room and the new kitchen, the homeowner built a pass-through where an exterior wall once stood. Double doorways are located where two windows had been.

    Taking advantage of the space under the stairs of this cottage living room, these homeowners built a cozy book nook. | Via

    Attractive and efficient dressing area in master bedroom by design-build firm TerraCotta Studio in Atlanta, GA and Northern NJ.

    A nook in this living room by architect Ana Williamson houses a built-in daybed for seating during the day and acts as snug guest quarters by night with the curtains pulled shut.