We often find it interesting from the industry side how much “storage” is underestimated or under-valued, UNTIL you have your space professionally designed. Plates, bowls, glassware, and even souvenir coffee mugs need to go somewhere. Custom cabinets are a very useful storage necessity. Cabinets can also be that perfect accent piece you need for your kitchen, office, or main open-concept space. Here we will review all the different built-in cabinet options, styles, and creative ideas you can think about while remodeling your house.
List of beautiful built-in cabinet ideas for your remodel
You can add extra built-in cabinets for storage to hide your appliances, like your refrigerator or dishwasher. You can add built-in cabinets to that little nook that you now call your office and add a built-in desk to go along with it. Or you can hang floating shelves for an open cabinet feel. Here are just a few of the many options you can take into account when considering cabinets.
With more and more people working from home, a built-in computer room or office with shelving will be a way to utilize all the space you need to go remote. You can add a library of built-in cabinets to house your collection of books. If your office space is in the middle of your open concept kitchen, how about using cabinets to hide your built-in desk and have a pull-out shelf that turns into a moveable bench for your hidden workspace. You can paint the backsplash in your bookshelves to really make the color pop. Utilize all your space by adding a built-in desk with a mounted monitor, or maybe that can also be a game console, complete with oversized headphones and game controllers easily hidden away in your built-in cabinet drawers.
Kitchen and Hall
When looking at cabinet options, if you want to go with a more modern feel, you can use the glossy white cabinets to help reflect natural light with all new stainless-steel appliances. You can also have an open concept look with just floating shelves, so your dishes are on display and almost a part of your décor. You can use rustic wood, ceramic, solid white or black, or marble to add depth. If you do not want to display your collection of mismatched souvenir mugs, you can always go for a frosted glass look. That way, you will still have a chic look in your kitchen without the constant organizing to make sure the dishes and glassware on display look aligned and tidy. Another option is to have gold bars as cabinets. They’re a bit harder to see through, so don’t worry about a mismatched mug set. They will add dimension to your space and are more of a modern approach to displaying your cabinetry.
Of course, there is always the traditional route, with soft colors and wood finishes, your cabinets will stand the test of time. I would still look for ways to get creative with your storage; everyone wants a slide-out spice rack. You can build your new pantry with sliding barn doors to include tons of storage to organize all your items neatly on the shelves, or you can always add a trendy wet bar with a traditional backsplash. Why not add a media wall next to your built-in cabinets and bookshelves and add a flatscreen above your built-in traditional fireplace?
Sky High Cabinets
The sky’s the limit for the number of built-in cabinets you may want or need. Those new cathedral ceilings could come in handy if you wanted to add another layer of built-in storage to your cabinet space. It adds height and lengthens the space. Get creative by adding a sliding library ladder so that you can always reach your top shelf cabinets. If space is an issue, opt for sliding cabinet doors, so you don’t have to leave room to open cabinet doors or opt to build storage space into that new kitchen island.
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Your cabinets can add a ton of personality to your space, from the different color options, glossy or matte paint, to the knobs you use. You can go with gold, silver, knob-less, or the popular rose gold. Have the walls matching and add a unique backsplash or paint the inside of the cabinet to try out a new color that matches the vibrant rug or a piece of art on display. No matter which route you go, it’s bound to add a little spice to that hidden rack you’re building.
If a laundry room addition isn’t on your home remodel list, you can add cabinets to mask your washer and dryer. It will look like additional storage based on whatever theme you choose to enhance your space. If you want your appliances to blend in and not stand out, why not use cabinetry to hide your refrigerator, garbage can, and dishwasher. Go with a more modest approach if you don’t want to display your 800-bottle wine collection. Use built-in cabinets to transform the space.
You can also transform your old furniture into movable pieces. Throw some wheels on those shelves, add a coat of paint, and you can have a floating shelf masterpiece that can fit any space and be moveable. You can also hide those spaces that are left open with a skirted look. If you haven’t organized that mess under the sink, add a skirted cabinet so that you can still have a touch of style without having to display all the goodies in your junk drawer.
How can we help?
With so many choices and options available to you, it’s always a good idea to speak with a professional designer. Our designers have built and designed cabinets for over 30 years and know all the latest trends, technology, and tiers of built-in cabinetry available. Sea Pointe Construction has Design Professionals to walk you through every step of your remodel process. They can construct 3D renderings of built-in cabinets with the frosted glass look or the floating shelf option. No matter what you are envisioning, they can help make that dream a reality.
One of their core values is P.R.I.D.E – Passion, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence. Whether you want cabinets or a completely new kitchen, trust the passionate Design Professionals to be respectful of your opinion, deliver an estimate with integrity, and be dedicated to ensuring your remodel or built-in cabinets are a display of excellence. Give Sea Pointe Construction a call today!