With life being as hectic as it is, we understand how important efficiency and organization is in keeping your daily routine running smoothly. This is why we’ve become masters at using intelligent design to make any space both functional and beautiful. Here are a few of our favourite, and most useful, built-in design ideas that will change your life.
Believe it or not, most kitchens have a lot of wasted storage space ready to be utilized. In the kitchen, these are ideal as there are a lot of opportunities to take advantage of great storage options. For example, take those special olive oil bottles or the balsamic vinegar selection you’ve been building. Here’s a look at where we’d fit those:
While metal pull-outs are fantastic, they may not be available in exactly the style or shape you are looking for. This is where custom drawer built-ins come in to save the day. We can create custom wooden drawers to fit any specialized kitchen tools you might have. Another great tip: don’t limit yourself by how items are traditionally stored. Want to take your plates off the high shelves? And perhaps move them to an area that is easily accessible by family members of all heights? Try a regular drawer with custom sections that will make all of your flatware visible, but keep it from sliding around when you open and close the drawer.
Another great built-in feature is easy access to electrical outlets. Planning strategic outlets around your kitchen is a huge lifesaver when you’re hosting a party or cooking an elaborate meal. This includes having a few outlets or a wireless charging station built right into your kitchen island.
How do you do your laundry? Do you do a lot of hand-washing or dry cleaning? Why not create a built-in drying rack or hanging rod to help you keep your delicate fabrics looking sharp? You can also build a tiny tote-hanging inlet inside one of your cabinets to store items that need dry cleaning. Once the tote is full, it will be ready to just grab and go straight to the cleaners. When it comes to the laundry room, your custom built-in options are as endless as those single socks you have hanging around in the bottom of your laundry basket.
It’s important to take stock of what goes into your closet before you decide on the build-ins and features your want to have inside. For example, do you have a lot of floor-length dresses to hang up or a lot of chunky sweaters that need wider spacing between shelves? If so, then you will want to integrate tall hanging spaces and deep drawers or shelves in your closet.
Today a growing trend has been open closets for prettier items and even shoe shelves. Fashionistas are infamous for showing off their stellar collections via open shelving making us all envious. With pull-out options, it certainly makes grabbing your favourite pair of shoes to match an outfit a lot quicker.
Need an easy place to store all the “good” bedding you have squirreled away for entertaining guests? Make use of the extra space you have under your bed by investing in a built-in drawer system for your bed frame. If you find yourself needing even more storage than, think outside of the box and look at the unused space you have above and around your bed. There is no rule stating that overhead cabinets should be used exclusively in the kitchen. Full built-in units can be a lifesaver for storage and space in uniquely shaped rooms or converted bedrooms that don’t already have a closet.
We hope you’ve enjoyed some of the ideas presented here. As you can imagine, the possibilities are endless. What’s more, with the talented design team at Irpinia, if you can dream it, we can build it.
Discover more life-altering built-ins by contacting us or visiting our showroom. We’re always happy to help!