Built-In Storage and Cabinet Design Ideas

Finding convenient storage for the things we enjoy in our homes can sometimes present a challenge. Depending on your family, your home may need places to store clothing, dishes for entertaining, media equipment or children’s toys. Our custom built-in cabinets can solve your storage and space problems and enhance any room.

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  • This family room features custom built-in bookshelves adjoining the fireplace surround and floor-to-ceiling open bookshelves with enclosed base cabinets.
    This family room features custom built-in bookshelves adjoining the fireplace surround and floor-to-ceiling open bookshelves with enclosed base cabinets.
  • A built-in entertainment center encases a gas fireplace and a flat screen television. Cabinet doors hide video components. Open shelves provide a place for photos, books and collectibles. Crown molding adds architectural detail to the room. Photo courtesy of Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry.
    A built-in entertainment center encases a gas fireplace and a flat screen television. Cabinet doors hide video components. Open shelves provide a place for photos, books and collectibles. Crown molding adds architectural detail to the room. Photo courtesy of Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry.
  • The cabinets in this kitchen are from Bishop Cabinets. Upper cupboards were installed at a lowered height for the homeowners and are trimmed with soffits that fill the space between the cabinets and ceiling. Other features include a beverage area with lit cupboards and glass doors. There is a pantry and large storage drawers on an island and along the perimeter of the kitchen.
    The cabinets in this kitchen are from Bishop Cabinets. Upper cupboards were installed at a lowered height for the homeowners and are trimmed with soffits that fill the space between the cabinets and ceiling. Other features include a beverage area with lit cupboards and glass doors. There is a pantry and large storage drawers on an island and along the perimeter of the kitchen.
  • Open shelves create visible and easily accessible storage. In this kitchen there are open shelves for display and on an island for cookbook storage.
    Open shelves create visible and easily accessible storage. In this kitchen there are open shelves for display and on an island for cookbook storage.
  • An oak bar with a stunning granite counter was built into the room. Glass door cabinets display the barware and a stemware rack holds wine glasses. A shelf was built under the top cabinets to accommodate a cable box. Cabinets are from Jim Bishop. The stain is a custom stain requested by the homeowners to match existing oak features. A flat screen television was mounted over the bar.
    An oak bar with a stunning granite counter was built into the room. Glass door cabinets display the barware and a stemware rack holds wine glasses. A shelf was built under the top cabinets to accommodate a cable box. Cabinets are from Jim Bishop. The stain is a custom stain requested by the homeowners to match existing oak features. A flat screen television was mounted over the bar.
  • Built-in bar with oak cabinets by Bishop Cabinets and ledge stone wall and backsplash.
    Built-in bar with oak cabinets by Bishop Cabinets and ledge stone wall and backsplash.
  • Bar storage area with granite shelf and counter. Oak cabinet is from Bishop Cabinets.
    Bar storage area with granite shelf and counter. Oak cabinet is from Bishop Cabinets.
  • The small nook in this kitchen was remodeled into a bar area complete with glass shelving and a wine refrigerator lit by a small recessed light.
    The small nook in this kitchen was remodeled into a bar area complete with glass shelving and a wine refrigerator lit by a small recessed light.
  • This bar was designed to meet the guidelines given to us by the owner. Some of the bars features include a sink, built in electric, a brass foot-rail, four large hand-turned columns and over 200 hand turned spindles on the top rail. The bar room also includes a tin ceiling with its own bathroom and pool room off to the sides.
    This bar was designed to meet the guidelines given to us by the owner. Some of the bars features include a sink, built in electric, a brass foot-rail, four large hand-turned columns and over 200 hand turned spindles on the top rail. The bar room also includes a tin ceiling with its own bathroom and pool room off to the sides.
  • The small bank of cabinets not only provides extra storage but also acts as a message center where the busy on-the-go family members can leave messages for one another. The glass doors on the wall cabinetry have added a custom look.
    The small bank of cabinets not only provides extra storage but also acts as a message center where the busy on-the-go family members can leave messages for one another. The glass doors on the wall cabinetry have added a custom look.
  • Pullout shelves installed in this base cabinet enable you to view the contents with a glance, locate the item you need in seconds and neatly store it away for future use.
    Pullout shelves installed in this base cabinet enable you to view the contents with a glance, locate the item you need in seconds and neatly store it away for future use.
  • Painted kneewall cabinets.
    Painted kneewall cabinets.
  • Cubbies and drawers were custom built underneath the stairs to this finished basement to create a place for toys and books to be neatly stored. A small countertop was installed to create a computer station.
    Cubbies and drawers were custom built underneath the stairs to this finished basement to create a place for toys and books to be neatly stored. A small countertop was installed to create a computer station.
  • These built-in units allow the awkward space from under these stairs to be used efficiently.
    These built-in units allow the awkward space from under these stairs to be used efficiently.
  • Once a table is added to this built-in window seat there will be plenty of seating in this small kitchen space.
    Once a table is added to this built-in window seat there will be plenty of seating in this small kitchen space.
  • To create adequate storage and maximize floor space in the bedroom, McClurg’s lead carpenter used hardwood to construct a double-dresser with wall storage cabinets. The dresser includes mechanical drawer glides for easy access to contents and to keep drawers from jamming.
    To create adequate storage and maximize floor space in the bedroom, McClurg’s lead carpenter used hardwood to construct a double-dresser with wall storage cabinets. The dresser includes mechanical drawer glides for easy access to contents and to keep drawers from jamming.