Brilliant Built-Ins

Brilliant Built-Ins

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

Universal Design Master Bath Redo

Great use of space within a kitchen island: a tucked-in wine rack.

Bigger, Better Kitchen for a Pre-American House

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?"

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

15 Old-House Trends We Want to Bring Back

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

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    M W

    Oooh! Good for a cabin house, lake house, or a forest cabin.

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

Homespun Heirloom Kitchen

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.

Rustic Bedrooms Design Ideas | Canadian Log Homes

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.

32 Attic Bedroom Design Ideas

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

Green Building Expert's 1931 Colonial Revival Redo

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

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

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

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

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

Zillow Digs - Home Design Ideas, Photos, and Plans

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.

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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