Custom design and cabinetry shines in both kitchens and bathrooms. However, the extent of their ability does not end there. These elements can be incorporated in many other rooms of the home (for many other reasons). Below, we’ll explore some alternative locations in which custom cabinetry and design can anchor a space; providing both functional and aesthetic updates.
Opinions are certainly mixed on entertainment centers. And for good reason. There have been some really subpar executions, but when done right: an entertainment center is timeless. The most important thing to consider here? The size of your space. It does not decide if you can or cannot include one, rather, it helps to inform the height, depth, style, color, organization, and positioning of your planned entertainment center.
You never want to overcrowd a space with more cabinetry than it can handle.
If you’re thinking about incorporating an entertainment center into your living room or home theatre, reference this blog we previously posted on the topic.
If you’re a mechanic, or handy in any way: your garage is probably your sanctuary.
You might be used to the cold, harsh, disorganized environment of the average garage. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. An efficient and effective cabinetry design will bring warmth, identity, and purpose to this space. Increasing the functionality and enjoyability.
Maybe even an under-counter fridge could make an appearance here?
Your Home Office
These days, the home office is a vital resource. Remote work will likely continue to become more popular. Having a comfortable, dedicated, personalized space to get things done? A must.
Cabinetry and countertop materials can combine to make a desk designed to function exactly how you need. You can coordinate your custom desk with built in bookcases, open shelving, and other storage solutions throughout the space for an impressive and inspiring home office.
An Adjacent or Separate Bar Area
Creating a bar area in your home is quite popular. Often, they are on a wall opposite of a kitchen’s main runs. Sometimes, they’re in an entirely separate region of the home. If you have the room, want, and need for one: a custom bar area makes a real statement. If including one within your kitchen design, consider contrasting cabinetry so it stands out.
Entryways & Hallways
Don’t like walking into a messy home? Sometimes, you just can’t help it. Sometimes, you can. Custom cabinetry is an effective way to clean up your home’s entry points. Whether access from the garage, or front door: subtle, neutral cabinetry can provide a place to hang your hat, take off your coat, and store your boots. You could even include built in benches, or bookshelves to display some of your most welcoming decor.
Cabinetry in Your Closet
Even the biggest closets could be made better with custom storage solutions. Rather than hanging everything, or putting a dresser in your room: build cabinetry into your closet. Dividing space between couples has never been easier. Incorporate both open and closed storage here.
Cabinetry for Your Playroom
We’re not sure we’ve ever heard anyone say they were particularly proud of their home’s playroom. Typically, these spaces are ever-changing and hard to keep up with. However, like an entertainment center, built in cabinetry can provide function and aesthetic to a playroom. It also makes it easier to transition the space from kids’ playroom, to parents’ (after bedtime).
Cabinetry is a great way to bring more than one use to a space!
Seeking additional ideas or perspectives on this topic? Try this article.
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