If there is one thing you can never have too much of in your home, it’s places to store things. Rather than purchasing the odd storage bin, consider adding built-in storage to your new home upgrade list. Investing at the design center is not only good for your family, it can increase the value of your home.
There are many options for building in storage; here are some of the most common ones:
You’ve seen them in the model homes. Beautiful bookcases built into the walls on either side of a gorgeous fireplace. These shelves are a beautiful way to display treasured knickknacks, but they also are great for keeping DVDs and books off the floor. Also consider adding them to your home office to ensure you can always find the report you need.
If your home doesn’t come with a butler’s pantry, ask if you can have a sideboard added to the formal dining room or the casual dining area. Sideboards are a convenient place to store dishes and linens. Ask about adding wine racks so your favorite vintages are always on hand.
What is the ultimate media room without the ultimate entertainment center? Built-in cabinets can hold all of your DVDs and comfy throws for movie nights. Ask you builder to add a wet or dry bar for the ultimate game day space.
When it comes to functional yet beautiful storage, window seats top the list. Also known as bench seating when they are found in mud rooms, window seats also add extra storage to children’s rooms, game rooms and dining areas. Just open the lid and put your stuff inside. Close the lid, add some throw pillows and you’ve got a quiet reading nook.
Closets, Utility Rooms, Garages
Closets, utility rooms and garages usually come with some shelving or a cabinet or two but consider adding more. In the utility room, add cupboards underneath a granite counter. The cupboards hold all of your laundry items and the counter is a great place to fold laundry. Counters and cabinets in the garage are great for storing stuff but can also help you turn part of the space into a hobby area. As for closets? Can you ever be too organized? Add built-in dressers, shoe racks and extra shelving so you can always find something to wear.
Talk Built-ins with Your Balmoral Builder
Ready to visit your Balmoral builder’s design center? Don’t forget to take a list of all the things you would like to be able to store. Your design center representative would be happy to recommend some great options.