Built-In Bookcases, Cabinets & Shelves in DC & MD
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Built-In Ideas for Your Home

Custom built-ins make an excellent addition to virtually any home, regardless of your interior design style. From modern industrial to traditional farmhouses, our team has helped create custom built-in solutions in all types of homes throughout Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

This blog will help you understand some of the benefits of adding custom built-ins to your home. Then, we’ll share some of our top recommendations for where you can add custom built-ins in your own living spaces! 

Why Add a Custom Built-In to My Home?

Adding a custom built-in shelf or cabinet is an excellent way to bring visual interest to a space. More than just their aesthetic appeal, custom built-ins can provide many different benefits to your home, including:

  • Storage: Including a built-in shelf or cabinet can help maximize storage space for your personal belongings.
  • Organization: Custom built-ins can help you stay organized by providing a set place for every item in the room.
  • Convenience: With a place for everything and everything in its place, custom built-ins offer ultimate convenience and a stress-free living environment.
  • Comfort: Some built-ins can include custom seating solutions, such as benches, to bring increased comfort and coziness to your space.

Our design-build team offers the turnkey solutions you need to breathe life into your space. Contact us online or call (240) 383-1226 to get started today!

Where Can I Add Custom Built-ins?

Custom built-in shelving and cabinetry solutions don’t just work well with any home style — they work well in just about any room in your home. There are many different places throughout your living space where you can add built-in solutions, including:


Your kitchen should be a space that’s as beautiful as it is functional, and custom built-ins can help in each of these areas. Built-in cabinets and pantry shelving can provide ample storage space for all your culinary necessities. A built-in corner booth with bench seating can transform your space into the eat-in kitchen you always wanted.


Who wouldn’t love an organized, functional closet with built-in shoe shelving, handbag cubbies, built-in drawers, jewelry cabinets, and other customizations? Adding custom built-ins to your bedroom closets is an excellent way to restore order to chaotic clutter.


Custom linen cabinets make a great addition to any bathroom space. Along with storage optimization, homeowners can enhance comfort and safety by adding built-in bath shelves and shower benches to their bathrooms.


From floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to game storage to custom built-in media centers, there’s no end to your living room’s custom shelving and cabinetry possibilities. Including custom built-ins in your den areas is a great way to stay organized while still having access to everything you need to remain entertained and comfortable.

Schedule a Custom Built-in Consultation With Wentworth

Custom built-ins are a mainstay of thoughtfully designed, sophisticated homes. Whatever your vision may be for the shelving and cabinetry in your Mid-Atlantic area home, Wentworth can help. Through our architectural and interior design prowess, our remodeling experts are here to make your custom-built-in dreams a reality.

Schedule a consultation with our Chevy Chase, MD remodelers!

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Linda, Chevy Chase, MD