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Transform Your Living Spaces with Built-In Shelving

It can be hard to find the perfect piece of shelving to fit a space, especially if that space is particularly small, large, or awkwardly shaped. One possible solution is to take detailed measurements and shop until you find something that fits. Another is to custom-order a bookshelf or shelving unit to fit your space. Or… you can build shelving right into the space itself!

Simple Built-In Shelving for a Remodeled Look

Built-in shelving comes with quite a few benefits. Since these shelves are constructed for a specific space in your home, you don’t have to worry about trying to fit a pre-made shelf or case into that spot. Instead, you shape your shelves around existing structures and features, such as a mantle, alcove, or nook. That translates to less wasted space and a whole lot more aesthetic cohesion.

Here are some simple built-in projects we recently completed… and how they totally transformed the room!

A full-wall entertainment center maximizes practicality

This living room entertainment center started as three pieces of furniture. You can see there’s quite a bit of wasted space between the separate pieces, and not a lot of cohesion in styles and colors. We had a plan for making this simple space amazing, so we strapped on our tool belts and got to work!

First, we deconstructed the existing shelving and removed the store-bought entertainment center. From there, we measured, built, and painted. The result? A one-of-a-kind custom entertainment and storage center complete with stained natural wood shelves.

Sleek mantle shelving blends form with function

The walls alongside this simple-yet-elegant mantle were full of promise—and a lot of empty space! The high windows left a lot of room for creativity, but the odd width of the area made fitting furniture a little difficult. Once again, we got out our tape measures and got to it.

On either side of the fireplace, we crafted two built-in bookshelves with a shiplap accent behind them. Added some floating shelves—and voila! A totally transformed space with tons of new storage—including shelf-concealing cupboards for taming messes.

A few shelves… and a whole new space!

Ready to Transform Your Home with Built-In Shelving?

Imagining a beautiful built-in shelf, entertainment center, under-stair bookcase, or even a designer closet system for your home? We can help! At Raleigh Woodworks, we specialize in home projects like shelving, storage, and closets. If you’re ready to transform your home, we’d love to make it happen. Contact us today and let’s talk about your dream renovation project.

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