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Unexpected Places to Add Build-In Shelving to Your Home

Shelving and storage are essential to keeping any room organized. Both can also add quite a bit of sophistication and style to a home. And when you build your storage into the room itself, you save space by combining form and function. Bonus: built-in shelving is a lot more versatile than you might think! Just take a look at these recent Raleigh Woodworks built-in projects.

Add Built-In Shelving to Blend Form & Function

A built-in is any piece of furniture that is constructed directly into an existing space. By nature, built-in furniture is part of the space and can’t be moved—so it can also add value to your home, too. And best of all, because it’s built to fit a space, built-in storage can be customized to fit just about any area, no matter how awkward.

Need some home design inspiration? Take a look at some of our most unique built-in shelving projects!

Built-in bench (with a drawer!)

a built-in bench with a drawer

This one-of-a-kind built-in project makes the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the view of the backyard. But it’s got some hidden treasures, too—like this deep sliding drawer perfect for storing easy-access items.

Built-in fireplace shelving

a fireplace with built-in shelving

Fireplaces are typically centered on a wall, and often, it can be difficult to fit shelving or decor around the mantle. Instead, built-in shelving customized to that space allows for cupboards, drawers, and plenty of out-of-the-way storage.

Built-in nook shelving

a wall nook with built-in shelving

What to do with that awkward little space under the stairs or in that tiny alcove? Why not add some shelves? Odds are, you’re not using that space anyway, so make the most of it! This is an easy, and easily customizable, project for any contractor or handyman.

Built-in wine rack

a built-in cupboard with wine storage

Don’t buy an external rack for your wine bottles; build one right in to save space and give your kitchen and upscale feel. Plus, it gives you some extra counter space, too!

Built-in corner cupboard

a corner cupboard with shelving