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Storage for Your Lifestyle

October 31, 2019

When planning for your new home there are a multitude of options to consider, which is why it’s easy to forget the functionality of your space. Nothing puts your square footage to better use than a built-in. Other than the obvious perk of maximizing every inch of your floor plan, a built-in gives you the freedom of designing it to tie in with other architectural elements in the room, such as crown molding and wainscoting. Although a quick web search will reveal seemingly endless choices, in this blog we’ll explore some of our most popular built-in options and how they might work for you and your family.


 One way to minimize entryway clutter is by giving family members drop zones for coats, hats, bags, and more. You can combine open cubbies with cabinetry to keep certain items out of sight. You can even add a bench that's perfect for putting on and taking off shoes.

Entertainment Centers

 This type of storage usually features closed cabinetry for small items such as movies, music, and games, as well as open shelving to display a large television, books, and décor. Why scour furniture stores for the perfect entertainment center for your family when you can tailor one to suit your particular needs and style?


 As working from home becomes more commonplace, the need for a home office or at the very least workspace rises. A built-in desk gives you the perks of a home office without having to dedicate an entire room to serve that function. Add cubbies above the desktop for organizing mail and cookbooks to maximize organization. Depending on what your needs are, your desk can be as simple or as elaborate as you’ve envisioned.

-Written by our Building Coordinator, Suzanah Hajrula



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