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Brilliant Built-Ins


Brilliant Built-Ins

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

Green Building Expert's 1931 Colonial Revival Redo

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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)

A Four-Year Remodel for a 21st-Century Craftsman

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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.

A Four-Year Remodel for a 21st-Century Craftsman

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    Barbara Brearley

    Great idea but I don't like the lack of natural light in the upstairs bedrooms. I need more light especially with consideration of my eyesight these days

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.

A Four-Year Remodel for a 21st-Century Craftsman

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

25 Creative Book Storage Ideas and Home Library Designs

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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.

Updating a Cozy Craftsman

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

Zillow Digs - Home Design Ideas, Photos, and Plans

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

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    vera hill

    Extra sillas comedor mama

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.

Smart DIYers took advantage of the hidden square footage next to and behind the closet in a small child's bedroom. They tapped into an unused attic stairwell, to make room for a built-in twin bed with shelves at one end and below

7 Charming DIY Home Change-Ups on The Cheap

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A hinged section of this bookcase serves as a secret secondary entrance to the finished attic office.

Tattered 1920s Bungalow to Updated Gem

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Window seat love.

Bookshelves take advantage of a ceiling transition between the kitchen and living room. A rolling library ladder with platform was added to access them.

Tattered 1920s Bungalow to Updated Gem

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Double-decker built-in double beds. Perfect solution for people with large families or lots of friends who like to visit often.

Two rows of built-in beds with drawers underneath and bookshelves in place of headboards make the most of the long, narrow space in this Maine cottage children's sleep space.

25 Beautiful, Space-Saving Built-Ins

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Tucked into the wall along a staircase, this clever shelf space makes use of an often under-used area. The square shelf units mimic the stairs, and the backs are painted a seaglass hue, in keeping with the home's palette of turquoise, green, navy, and white.

25 Beautiful, Space-Saving Built-Ins

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DIY built-in bookshelves, window seat, and crown molding were added to this child's bedroom with awkward wall angles

Readers' Clever Upgrade Ideas That Wowed Us IV

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Why hide eaves behind walls when you can carve out usable spaces like the folks at Land's End Development did here with this handsome guest bed?

Land's End Development

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How cool is this secret passage? Living room shelving swings out to give access to an office. There's 200 square feet behind the fireplace you'd never know was there

Readers' Clever Upgrade Ideas That Wowed Us IV

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Tucked between wall studs and just below the eaves, a beadboard-lined, trimmed-out cubby provides a perfect spot for extra towels in a diminutive powder room.

How to Design a Cozy Cottage-Style Interior

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Why let a blank hallway go to waste when you can line it with your favorite literature? | Design by Coburn Architecture

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The niches flanking the cooking range in this kitchen are a handy spot for cookbooks and magazines

A 1940s House Makes a Fresh Start

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This wide room divider is thick enough to hold closets, their doors disguised with raised panels.

A Detail-Oriented Renovation and Addition

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The built-in cabinets at the top of the stairs hide a washer and dryer behind doors made with random-width planks that have decorative cutouts.

Backyard Garage Becomes Dreamy Guest Cottage

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A bracketed niche holds the microwave, while the built-in around the corner—crowned with a salvaged mantel—takes care of the TV in this garage-turned-guest cottage