built-in of the week :: under-stair drawers
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by {darlene}

Built-in of the Week ::

Under-Stair Drawers

I am a HUGE huge huge fan of Built-ins.

I know that they are not always possible for every home, every budget or every situation, but I cannot help but express my undying love for the brilliance of the Built-in.

Hence a new series here at FHD: The Built-In of the Week.

In so many ways, Built-ins are brilliant home solutions:

  1. They resolve wasted space.
  2. They are perfect for small spaces, or for enabling you to build a smaller space.
  3. They make the most of every inch.
  4. They can be customized to meet how YOU live.
  5. They create a closed door, behind which you can hide the inevitable, un-pretty, STUFF of life.
  6. They add architectural dimension and beauty to your space.
  7. They address storage needs and wants.

Yep. I pretty much ADORE Built-ins and I TOTALLY recommend them if you can manage to squeeze it into your budget. I adore them so much, that when we added on to Fieldstone Hill, my contractor told me, “Enough with the built-ins! If we find any empty hole, you try to stick a cabinet in it!”

Here’s to the Built-in!

Under-Stair Drawers:


{via Traditional Home}

This Built-in is fabulous because:

  1. It definitely addresses an area of wasted space, making the most of it!
  2. It offers drawers, which are much better than shelves for storing individual groupings of things {easier to get to the back and see everything. “Things” don’t get lost of unused as easily.
  3. The moulding/architectural detail is beautiful and interesting. A simple under-stair closet does not offer this kind of visual appeal.
  4. It gives you a chance to use gorgeous knobs. Love these!


Can you dream up a space in your current or future home where this built-in would be beautiful and practical?

Where would you put this built-in? Do tell!!





PS: So thrilled with all of your comments on Your Style Notebook. So glad you are joining in!


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