One of the biggest problems with visually stunning bookcases, entertainment centers, and display cases is that they truly stand out. Not just in the fact that they’re visually prominent in the room that hosts them. They also tend to stand out from the wall, eating up tons of square inches of available floor space.
This can be a pretty big problem in a smaller home where every square inch is at a premium. Though even larger homes often find built-in furniture and display areas appealing for the way they add to the ambiance and prestige of a room.
Do Custom Built-Ins Boost a Home’s Value
One of the biggest benefits of custom built-ins, besides more open floor space, is that they also help boost a home’s value. Potential buyers who view your home will initially appreciate the more open and organized feel provided by custom built-ins. This increases the chances of them making an offer and likely one that would be significantly higher than the standard feature.
It’s estimated by potential sellers will see an 80 to 90% recoup on the value of their custom-built-in cost. Making it an easy way to upgrade the interior appeal of your home, while also making more available space for your family in the here and now.
The Benefits of a Custom Built-In Bookcase
Bookcases are one of the most common types of custom built-ins worked into renovation and new construction plans. You often find them in:
- Home Offices
- Living Rooms
- Family Display Rooms
- Private Libraries
If you are an avid book collector, a built-in custom bookcase can also be an excellent way to show off your collection.
A built-in custom bookcase also helps reduce the weight of the books on the floor. They are typically reinforced, with the framing of the wall. This makes it much easier for you to safely distribute the weight of furniture on the floor of the room with the built-in bookcase.
Custom built-in bookcases also tend to be much easier to light, which helps you find the books you want when you want them. Not to mention use them as a display space for other shelf-worthy items.
The Benefits of a Built-In Entertainment Center
Modern-day flatscreen TVs and entertainment centers are larger than ever before. They’re festooned with massive screens, gaming consoles, interactive technology, music systems, state-of-the-art audio components, and more. Then each family tends to have their own unique system based on their tastes, and talents.
When you take all those things and integrate them into a custom built-in entertainment center you don’t just get a lot more floor space, you also get to hide all the ugly wires that power and interconnect all those devices.
Of course, the best custom built-in entertainment centers are designed to grow with you. They have features like adjustable shelves. Large wire conduits that are easy to add to and wireless technology for things that don’t rely on cable connections.
Then all the ancillary devices and gaming consoles can be tucked neatly into tastefully disguised cabinets or drawers. This lets them stay out of sight when they aren’t in use but ensures that all family members have access to them at a moment’s notice.
Another great thing about a built-in entertainment center is that it gives you greater control over lighting. This includes the lighting that casts on the entertainment center itself, as well as the sources of reflected light in the room that might affect viewing quality.
Custom Built-In Wardrobe Closets
A custom built-in wardrobe closet can be the ideal way to get more clothing and personal storage in a bedroom that simply isn’t large enough to accommodate a walk-in closet.
They also tend to add a touch of discretion when you need it. Sliding curtains or even smooth gliding barn doors let you neatly tuck away your clothes when you don’t want them on display. Yet you can still access them in seconds when you need them.
Modular Design & Innovation
The best built-in wardrobe closets are designed to grow with you over time. Many tap into modular concepts that let you adjust selves and alter drawers to maximize your storage space. You can even incorporate strategically positioned LED lights to accent specific areas in a way that lets you find what you need. Even if it happens to be in a hard-to-see place, like the back of a deep shelf.
Custom Built-In Pantries
Most homes have some type of basic pantry space, though few have an independent pantry capable of storing a high volume of dried goods and lesser-used kitchen equipment. A custom-built-in pantry makes it easy for you to maximize the available space in your kitchen and dining room walls. They can even be used to create a makeshift butler’s pantry.
Built-in pantries can also be disguised to fit into your kitchen or dining room’s décor. Though many have a tasteful sliding barn door that keeps dry goods tucked out of sight when you don’t need them, yet right at your fingertips when you do.
Built-In Laundry Room Shelves & Hampers
These days a lot of families are turning to built-in laundry shelves and hampers to help them make the most out of limited space around the washing machine and dryer. This is a great way to keep laundry supplies up and out of the way.
Built-in hampers can even be used to organize clothes of different colors. It’s a great way to encourage everyone in the family to put their dirty clothes where they belong, while also reducing the work that goes into sorting them.
Are Custom Built-Ins Expensive?
The exact cost of a built-in bookcase, entertainment center, or wardrobe closet will vary by size, the available structure, and the special features you want in it. When you partner with an industry leader like Closettec, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re working with the very best.
We have a team of budget-conscious designers who can help you explore your home’s custom-built-in potential. With an extensive showroom of inspiring options and our in-house team of fabricators and installers, we’re able to offer truly transparent pricing to fit any reasonable budget!