Living Room Built-In Cabinets
One of the challenges designers face is how to give their clients the catalogue-worthy living room they crave, while still making their house feel like a home. When bringing in lots of new, I always make a concerted effort to bring back some of that warmth and charm. My secret weapon? Living room built-in cabinets. There’s no easier way to add depth and character to a room. Let’s look at some of the different ways you can incorporate built-in cabinets in your living room.
Display & Storage
Whether you’re looking to add some display shelving, some hidden storage, or a combination of the two — built-in cabinets are the way to go. Installing built-in cabinets with doors along the base of a wall provides a massive amount of hidden storage. You can stop there and leave the top of the cabinets as a beautiful display area or transform them into a seating nook. Maybe you’ll even choose to install built-in open display shelving over part or all the bottom cabinets. The options are endless!
This built-in design has bottom cabinet storage with partial display shelving. I love the simple Chamfered Inset style complemented by the Tahoe Hybrid doors.
Standalone or Accent?
Built-in cabinets can easily be a standalone design feature, especially if you opt to cover an entire wall (or two!) with them. However, they can also act as an accent feature if you use them to frame a focal point like a fireplace, tv, or even a window.
Because of the nature of custom cabinets, your options are truly endless. I’m not just talking about the different combinations of display and storage cabinets. You can also think about custom shapes (hello beautiful arches), floating shelves, and accent lighting in addition to the overall style of your built-ins.