The Benefits of Built-In Storage Solutions

Newly remodeled kitchen with built-in shelving in DC

Custom, built-in shelving and cabinets enhance the appearance of any room they’re in. Of course, they also serve a practical purpose in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia homes. Everyone benefits from organization—and built-ins are the perfect, attractive solution to hold any category of items, for display and convenient use. Let Wentworth reconfigure your space with style and elegance. Read up on all of the benefits of built-in storage on today’s blog!

Why Are Built-ins So Special?

Built-in cabinets and shelves are integrated seamlessly and elegantly into the structure of your home. They can be purpose-built to suit specific possessions or collections that are meaningful for you.

The precise fit and integrated nature of built-ins enhance, with custom home design details, the atmosphere of any style of home. Having every item right to hand, just when you need it, reduces stress in your life. Custom built-ins are a little luxury that every discerning homeowner deserves.

How Built-ins Enhance Any Home

Custom built-ins by Wentworth can be created to enhance any home style, including modern architectural styles, traditional and ornate houses, and rustic, farmhouse residences. With the large variety of home styles here in MD, DC, and VA, the Wentworth team has gained experience designing many unique types of built-ins.

Custom built-ins offer benefits like:

  • Extra storage space
  • Attractive display space
  • Integrated seating/benches
  • Upgraded household organization
  • Outstanding aesthetics that suit a fine custom home
  • Precise, smoothly functional, built-in design to fit your space and architectural style perfectly
  • Convenience and decreased stress; with everything in its place, you can easily find it as needed.

Gorgeous Built-In Examples to Inspire You

Consider these built-in display, storage, or seating options for your upcoming home remodel:

  • Built-in closet storage for your dressing room clothing storage, complete with shoe shelving, handbag cubbies, built-in drawers, jewelry cabinets, and other custom-configured shelves, chests of drawers, rods, and racks.
  • Built-in kitchen cabinets or pantry shelving.
  • Built-in corner booth/bench seating in the kitchen.
  • Built-in wine storage in the basement.
  • Built-in liquor shelves behind the wet bar.
  • Built-in china cabinets in the dining room.
  • Built-in floor-to-ceiling bookcases in the library, study, or office.
  • Built-in mudroom storage (with right-sized spaces for boots, overcoats, hats, and more).
  • Built-in coat rack and mail table in the entry foyer.
  • Built-in toy or game storage in the kids’ playroom, family room, or den.
  • Built-in bedroom dressers. 
  • Built-in window seats in the bedroom.
  • Built-in linen cabinets.
  • Built-in bath shelves and shower benches.
  • And more.

Remodeled bathroom with built-in shelving in DC

We Design Custom Built-ins for DC, VA, and MD Homes—Like Yours

Custom built-ins are a hallmark of the thoughtfully designed, high-end home. No matter where you envision your new, built-in cabinets, shelves, or benches, the right design makes it possible. At Wentworth, we offer exquisite architecture, interior design, and remodeling services, including custom built-ins.

The Wentworth design-build team is ready to bring your vision to life, creating built-ins to perfectly suit your needs—and your space. Whether you’d like a built-in cabinet in a corner, built-in shelving in a closet, or something else, call (240) 383-1226 or contact Wentworth today.

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