Built-In Ideas for Your Home

Custom built-ins work well in any home—from modern and minimalist spaces to traditional, ornate homes. Houses in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia have a wide variety of styles, and the Wentworth team has experience building different types of built-ins.

Custom built-ins are a great design element for any room, from front halls to dining rooms. They:

  • Add storage space
  • Improve organization
  • Allow for aesthetic enhancement

No matter where you want built-in cabinets, the right design can make it possible. Built-in bookcases and cabinets can be installed in:

  • Kitchens
  • Dining rooms
  • Foyers
  • Basements (wet bar and entertainment areas, playrooms, etc.)
  • Bedrooms
  • Home offices

Not sure where to add one in your home? The Wentworth team can assess your space and help you determine where a custom built-in would work well.

Custom Built-Ins for Washington, DC-Area Homes

The Wentworth team has made many built-in bookcases and cabinets for homes in the DC metropolitan area, from custom bookshelves to playroom shelves.

Built-In Cabinets for Dining Room in DC

The Wentworth team created a built-in for a Capitol Hill home’s dining room. The white built-in cabinetry in this dining room increases storage but doesn’t take away from the overall design of the space. The light countertops and glass-front cabinets help enhance the room’s elegance.

Dining Room Built-In

Custom built-in for dining room

Custom Built-Ins for Basement Playroom in DC

For this Cleveland Park basement remodel, we made two built-ins. The custom cubbies provide toy storage and provide a focal point at the entrance of the playroom. The other built-in—a 14-foot-long cabinet with drawers, doors, and open shelving—increases storage and provides a focal point for the main area of the playroom. Both built-ins feature a mid-century modern color palette, seamlessly complementing the basement’s style.

Custom Basement Built-In

Custom basement playroom built-in

Take a look at other built-in cabinets we have built for various remodels:

Home Office Built-In

Built-In for home office

Kitchen Built-In

Custom kitchen built-in shelving

Built-In Desk

Built-in computer desk and shelves

Built-In Media Center

Custom built-in media center for family room

Whether you’re getting ready to remodel and want more custom built-in ideas or you’re interested in installing a built-in cabinet for your home, we would love to hear from you.

Let the award-winning team at Wentworth turn your ideas into a reality—get in touch with us today!


“ I would STRONGLY recommend using Bruce Wentworth up at Chevy Chase Lake -- it's a design-build firm so you have an integrated team working for you.  We started out a kitchen-family room project with another design-build firm and it would be hard to communicate exactly how much BETTER the design that Bruce came up with was. Bruce and his team also did a project for my daughter and her husband this past fall which was amazing. ”

L.M., Chevy Chase, MD