Homeowners normally only shop for custom cabinets when they are building a new custom home or are undertaking a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. But the right cabinets can make a huge difference in so many other areas of your home. Here are a few nontraditional places where we believe the proper placement of cabinets can make all the difference:
- Home offices: Many folks want their home office to do double duty as a guest room or additional living space, so they opt for a freestanding desk. As a result, they often struggle to find ample and well-organized storage space for all the stuff they need to store in a working office. Even a small area of appropriately designed cabinetry – that can handle files, tuck papers and equipment out of the way, and give you the surface area you need to work efficiently – can make a huge difference in how productively you function in a home office.
- Master bedroom closets: Even a spacious master closet can seem a lot smaller if it’s not organized. There are many open closet organizing systems available, but how much neater would your closet look if you could take accessories like shoes, ties, jewelry and more and hide them behind closed doors? Quality cabinet manufacturers like Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. now make just about any organizing accessory you can imagine and offer closed and open shelving combinations to make your closet an organized dream.
- Children’s closets and playrooms:Some parents don’t want to invest in built-in cabinets when children are young for fear their kids will outgrow the space. Actually, you need cabinets most when your kids are young. Think of the countless small accessories and tiny toys that quickly get out of control with little ones. How wonderful would it be to be able to tuck them all out of sight at the end of the day?
- Living rooms: The days of expansive walls of built-ins surrounding bulky tube television sets are fortunately gone, but the need for storage in living and family rooms is not. A few simple cabinets that blend with the style of the room tucked into either a corner or as the base part of an open room divider can give you the space you need.
- Bedrooms: Many older homes don’t have extensive closets in secondary bedrooms. You can easily add some tasteful cabinets framing a bed (and even a shelf above the bed connecting them) to create a beautiful built-in look that puts guest necessities like extra pillows and blankets in arm’s reach, yet out of the way.
- Stair landings and windows: Take advantage of a gracious split-level staircase or a recessed window by creating a cabinet-based window seat with built-in storage.
- Garages: These are one of our favorite spaces for cabinets, and they are also one of our favorite new homes for old cabinets on a remodeling site. If you are replacing kitchen or bathroom cabinets, you can often find new uses for these old standbys and get your garage much more organized in the process.
With so many new styles, colors, accessories and options, you are certain to find cabinetry that fits beautifully in every area of your home.