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5 Ways Built-Ins Can Maximize Space and Storage in Your Home



Even though it might have seemed like your dream home when you bought it, many homes need improvements. In fact, many homeowners plan on revamping their homes this year. According to reporting from Realtor Magazine, 55% of homeowners said they plan to make upgrades or home improvements to their homes in 2023.


Whether that’s improving the area where you work from home or making your kitchen more functional, there are many ways you can improve where you live. At Raleigh Woodworks, we’re big fans of how transformational built-ins can be. Adding cabinets, shelving, and other storage areas allows you to transform your space to fit your needs better.


Creating build-ins throughout the Raleigh, NC area, cabinetry is designed to fit the needs of your specific space, making it easy for you to maximize storage and organization. We create stylish and functional cabinetry tailored to each room's layout, from kitchens to bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms, playrooms, and entertainment centers.


Thinking about built-ins is a great place to get started if you're interested in improving your home. However, thinking about your space, it can be hard to know where to start and what projects make the most sense. For that reason, we’ve written this guide featuring five common types of built-in projects to give you ideas.


Read on to learn how to use built-ins to upgrade your living space!


1. Transform Your Office Space


The COVID-19 pandemic meant that many people started working from home. If you are still WFH, you might find that your office space doesn’t quite fit your needs. This is because many houses are not designed with home offices in mind. With built-ins, you can transform your office space into one with functional storage and design.

At Raleigh Woodworks, we provide office cabinetry and storage services, in which we create custom-built office cabinets and storage solutions— enhancing productivity and decluttering your workspace.


By adding built-in shelves and cabinets to the walls and areas of your office, we can improve your Zoom background and give you more places to store everything you need in a modern workplace. We also specialize in efficient desk organization systems, so your desk can accommodate everything you need. Plus, because it’s custom, you can ensure the office re-design is tailored to your needs.


Adding cabinetry and additional storage can make your office work better for you. When you’re happier with your office, you can do the work you need and get more out of your workday. Plus, if you use your office for creative pursuits, you’ll be surprised how much more productive you are in a space made for you.


2. Maximize Your Kitchen Storage


When you get custom kitchen cabinetry and carpentry services, you’re actively investing in the overall value of your home while also making your kitchen more functional. Making a home-cooked dinner is much more enjoyable when you have the necessary counter and storage space. If you’re not fighting for space, you can start to want to cook again and take on more exciting cooking projects. With a redesigned kitchen, this could be the push you need to finally start that focaccia recipe that’s been on your Pinterest board for months!


At Raleigh Woodworks, we can make your dream kitchen a reality with custom cabinets and functional storage solutions. Working closely with you, our team helps make the design and functional decisions necessary to get you a better kitchen. From all your appliances to ensuring all your pots and pans have a place, getting better kitchen storage is an excellent investment in your home.


3. Add a Mudroom to Reduce Clutter


With the changing seasons and dealing with the day-to-day, the entrances to your home can get cluttered. If you’re tired of seeing strewn coats or piles of shoes, getting mudroom and entryway cabinetry services could be a good idea.


A mudroom adds to the overall value of your home while providing attractive, functional storage. At Raleigh Woodworks, our carpenters create custom-built cabinetry and storage options that optimize functionality and organization whenever a family member enters the house.


With built-in shelves, cubbies, coat racks, and shoe storage, your mudroom can become a welcoming and efficient space. This will make your entryway look better and ensure you won’t trip over anything when entering the house. Adding a mudroom is a simple way to elevate your space and add storage space.



4. Create Your New Reading Nook


At Raleigh Woodworks, what we love about built-ins is the capability to create storage with function. That’s why we offer bench seating and storage solutions so that you can build reading nooks and lounging spaces while adding storage throughout your house. Just imagine reading a good book in front of a window-facing bench.


Adding these functional spaces can take your home to the next level and make the most of your square footage. By collaborating with you, our skilled carpenters can build functional pieces that coordinate with your existing decor. You can also choose from various high-quality hardwoods and finishes to achieve the look and feel you’re looking for.


Plus, creating some of these spaces can add to the overall value of your house. In the meantime, however, adding these benches and nooks will help you enjoy your home even more.


5. Get a Functional Walk-In Closet


If you have unused space or a spare room that you’re not using, it’s a good idea to consider custom closet and pantry cabinetry services. With a closet built to your specifications, you can use it for better storage, and you might actually wear some of the clothing pieces that are harder to find in your current setup.


With custom shelving and cabinets tailored to your needs, our expert carpenters can optimize every inch of your closets and pantry. We can add adjustable shelves and built-in organizers, so the space will be as functional as it looks.


More walk-in closets add to the overall value of your home and can enable you to get a handle on the clutter in your house. It’s a good investment into better storage and a more organized home.


Ready to Make Your Dream Home a Reality?

Of course, these are just a couple of examples of our built-in projects. If you’re ready to add the built-ins you need to make your home truly yours, we’re ready to help. Serving both Wake and Johnston County in North Carolina, we transform ordinary houses into extraordinary homes with stylish and functional carpentry. From custom trim work to whole home renovations to storage and cabinetry— our multi-talented team is dedicated to adding style and functionality to any space.


With over two decades of experience in the commercial industry, our team handles project management, cabinetry, custom furniture installation, and more. No matter the type or size of the project, we are your one-stop connection for all your carpentry and woodworking needs. Contact us today to get started!

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