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Create Storage With Built-Ins

TSI_headshotIt seems we can never have enough storage, especially after putting all the holiday decor away.  If you have every closet and cabinet filled to the rim, consider an area in your home that is “dead space” to add a built-in cabinet.

Read on to learn more…





From This Old House Magazine I learned this great tip for storage.

If you have an area in your home with a window, and nothing below it, consider creating a built-in cabinet.

Hallway_CabinetThis chest-high cabinets provide plenty of space for storage that would otherise be an empty area in a hallway.

This window sill is perfectly matched with this tall cabinet, making a lovely area to store linens, photo albums or toiletries.  Adding the cabinet also makes the space seem larger.

This Old House recommends for  a snug fit between the unit and the wall, remove existing baseboards and crown molding before you install a built-in. For the truly integrated look seen here, extend new matching molding around the built-in wherever it intersects with the original trim.


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If you are looking for professional design assistance, Tami Smight Interiors is here to help.  Please call today to discuss your project.  661 430-0127.

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV “Your Home Inside And Out” section.

Create Storage With Built-Ins

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