Design Details: Built Ins

The library of this New England farm house is made extra cozy by incorporating firewood storage in with cabinetry and bookcases. Project: Hillside Farmhouse, Boston; Builder; Robert Lawrence Builders, Westwood, Mass.; Architect: Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Boston

This entryway is able to pull double-duty as a compact bath thanks to well-located built-in cabinetry that provides linen storage and conceals other bathroom essentials. Project: Ocean Bay Cabana Bath, Water Mill, N.Y.; Builder: Witty & Gazda, Sagaponack, N.Y.; Architect: Stelle Architects, Bridgehampton, N.Y.

Built-in shelves provide display space for the owners’ art collection while eliminating the need for bulky bookcases, preserving the design’s clean, contemporary feel. Project: Hacienda Ja Ja, Alamo Heights, Texas; Builder: Traux Construction, San Antonio; Architect: Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio

For a pair of clients that made the jump from traditionalists to die-hard minimalists, their master wing is kept clean but luxurious with custom built-in closets and cabinets that keep essentials out of sight but within reach. Project: Saunders Residence, San Francisco; Builder: 38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, San Rafael, Calif.; Designer: Cheng Design, Berkeley, Calif.

This kitchen claims its own space while remaining integrated with the open layout of this modern home thanks to a massive partition loaded with built-in cabinets and pantry. Project: Graham Street Residence, Raleigh, N.C.; Designer/Builder: Will Alphin, Alphin Design Build, Raleigh

As part of an update to this 1900s Craftsman, the entryway was brought up to speed with modern life thanks to cabinetry that provides a hideaway for backpacks, sports equipment, and coats, while providing a subtle space for boots and shoes. Project: Craftsman Home, Minneapolis; Builder: Full Circle Construction, Minneapolis; Architect: Rehkamp Larson Architects, Minneapolis

In a fresh take on built-in kitchen seating, these rubber-backed chairs tuck under the island when not in use. Project: Superb-A House, Venice, Calif.; Architect/Contractor: mnm|MOD, Santa Monica, Calif.

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