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Built-in Seating Adds Beauty And Function

15 Nov

Built-in seating adds beauty and function.

Built-in seating feels cozy and inviting – and it can be very versatile, providing not just an additional place to sit, but additional display space or even storage underneath. It can maximize space in a tight area or create a new casual place to read, have a meal, chat, or just look out the window.

Built-in seating can be manufactured to complement almost any building style. It can be upholstered or not; it can have simple and straight lines or lots of detail; it can have seat backs or not; it can have closed shelving inside, open shelving or no storage at all.

Best of all, built-in seating can go almost anywhere in your home:

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  • Most popular, in a breakfast room or kitchen, for added places at the casual family dining table
  • In the window of a bedroom or living room, to create a lovely place to daydream and view the outdoors
  • In the den or home office, for a quiet space to talk on the phone, answer emails or respond to texts
  • In the foyer, to put on shoes and socks, and drop off your stuff when you come in the door, but do watch for clutter!

 

Built-in seating can also be a creative way to finish a room that looks a bit incomplete. It beautifully fills up an awkward space in a corner or completes a room plan near a window.

 

 

For more ideas or help with your next design project, contact the team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co.

Adding Built-ins Maximizes Your Space

10 Jun

Adding built-ins maximizes the floor space of your home.

Use them for dramatic displays, hidden storage, entertainment center or extra seating.

Built in shelves with an assortment of vases.

Built in shelves with an assortment of vases.

Storage is a challenge, especially since we Americans like to accumulate “stuff.” And almost nothing detracts more from a beautiful interior design plan than lots of clutter and chaos. A great solution – and one that can add beauty and a focal point to your home – is built-ins, including cabinets, shelving, seating and more.

Built-ins are appropriate for almost any room in the house – family rooms, kitchens, home offices, dining rooms, living rooms and bedrooms. They can also be used to separate areas of a large room or fill an awkward space in a corner or below the stairs.
Think outside the box when planning built-ins for almost any room in your home:

  • To serve as display space around the fireplace
  • For seating as a built-in banquette in the kitchen
  • To display treasures and books along a wide hallway
  • To hold audio and video equipment as your entertainment center
  • To create a hidden desk inside a closet
  • For storage at the bedside or even under the bed
  • To put away dishes, glasses, serving ware and linens in the dining roombuiltIns3
  • As a casual place to chat or read with a window seat

Consider adding built-ins to your home to maximize space, get rid of clutter and add beauty.

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