Nothing puts your space to better use than a custom built-in for your home. Built-ins are features which are actually built right into the interior of the home as a semi-permanent or permanent aspect of the household.  They might be a bookcase in your living area or open shelving in a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, but they will always be a very functional feature of whatever room they’re installed in. Many homeowners have shelving installed to surround a fireplace, and sometimes built-ins will even be installed on the inside of a pantry or a closet.

Built-ins have become extremely popular because they provide a great way of making use of space that’s available in any of these rooms, and offer outstanding storage possibilities for specific rooms. When you have several built-ins installed in your home, you will undoubtedly be making best use of available space, while also adding some real character to your dwelling. They deliver a certain uniqueness which is often a reflection of the personal tastes and preferences of the homeowner. On a wall which might otherwise be completely blank, a custom built in can provide a real sense of style, while also being highly functional. Home offices, living areas, finished basements, mud rooms & more…built-ins can enhance functionality in just about any room.

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Built-ins are not standardized features in any home, and when you’re thinking about having some installed in your household, it will give you the chance to get pretty creative. You can have a very simple built-in installed, or you could have one which takes up the entire length of one specific wall in your home. Almost anything you can think of can be customized into a useful built-in on the interior of your dwelling.

You might want to install a closet organizer, a recycling bin, or an extremely fancy way of showing off all the souvenirs and memorabilia you’ve collected over the years. Some homeowners have gotten very creative and even made use of space under a stairway to install a custom built-in, for extra storage and extra style. The only limitation on what you can do with custom built-ins are the restrictions which your imagination is subject to. Everything else is fair game for dreaming up an exotic and functional built-in.

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Given the fact that built-ins are relatively permanent features in your home, you’ll need to carefully consider exactly how you’re going to use the area for storage, as well as how you want it to look. Do all your homework before going to a contractor about any custom built-ins you want to have installed. Make sure that whatever you’re thinking of won’t make the room feel cramped or smaller, and make sure that it will actually enhance the area where it’s being placed. If possible, use virtual staging so that you can have a good idea whether a particular type of built-in will work well in a given area. It’s worth the time it takes to do some visualization, so that you end up with exactly what you wanted.

When it comes to installation, this is where you call in the professionals.  Given the nature and complexity of this type of remodel project, experience is key.  From proper design and measurement to skilled carpentry skills, you can rely on Handy Men & Mrs. Helper Kitchen & Bath to handle your remodel project with success.

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