The Case for a Built In

Last night I casually said to the fiance, "the one thing I really look forward to registering for is table linens and platters"! Well I thought his eyes would permanently roll into the back of his head and never return...you see I already have an overabundance of tableware, tablecloths and napkins but I think a girl could always use more (thanks MOM!). Truth be told I can't really justify buying or receiving another piece because I don't have the space to store them. I am a designer you see so I walked the house to visualize where we could (down the road..) create a built in for all my precious items!


BHGDiningRoom
Maybe I will choose to have the piece span from one side of the wall to the other, this should create enough storage!


Mt. Baker traditional dining room
I could work it into the architectural details of the rooms and build a cabinet on either side of the doorway. This is a pretty option and would not overwhelm the room.


Teri Turan traditional kitchen
This built in is an interesting option as it links to a walk in storage unit! Could this be the best of both worlds? Maybe!

I am sure this conversation will continue so stay tuned and if you have any fantastic built in photos please send them my way!


(images via Better Homes and Gardens, Bosworth Hoedemaker via Houzz, Teri Turan via Houzz)

4 comments:

LindsB said...

Right now we are in a rental with very little storage space, but I tell my husband all the time that I cant WAIT to have a place we own so that I can have fantastic built ins made. I tell him it would be nice to make good use of all that vertical wall space. I think his eyes roll so far back in his head I wouldnt see them again too :)

Creategirl said...

HA They would get along fabulously! Here's to our built in dreams coming true someday!

Interior Ideas said...

I enjoyed this post. there is nothing than to hear from an experts mind regarding interior designing. I'll be back for more from you.

courtney {designology} said...

oh. my. lordy. i am so loving that walk in storage with built-ins. that's to-die-for.