The photos below offer a solution to the problem of an existing fireplace that is off-center on the wall. In the first one, symmetrical cabinets encase the fireplace and wall-mounted television and the leftover space is filled with seating and storage that help unify and fill the whole wall. In the second one, the extra space is filled with a complementary unit with glass doors and drawers. These examples also show the difference between cabinetry painted to match the other woodwork in the room versus woodwork stained to contrast with the other painted surfaces.
Instead, the cabinets relate the fireplace to the rest of the room but only along the lower half which opens up wall space for artwork and accessories.
The following three photos portray the versatility of built-ins in transition spaces. Stairways and hallways are given convenient and attractive storage areas that blend seamlessly with the homes' interiors. The first stairway unit provides display space for decorative accessories. The second unit creates a mudroom to store outdoor clothing. The third unit has blue glass sliding doors that replicate the sky in the nearby large windows so the enclosed hallway storage seems to disappear.
Master bedrooms are enhanced by built-ins to provide storage that doesn't crowd or clutter the spaces. They eliminate the need for the variety of chests and trunks one often finds in these rooms. It's easier to organize clothing and accessories and the feeling the room conveys is more restful.
The possibilities for built-ins are endless. With creative and quality construction, they add visual appeal and increased value to any home. Whether your home is traditional or modern, built-ins
are a definite plus to the interior design.