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Using Cabinets Around the House

POSTED ON Thursday, April 30, 2020 IN Laundry Room

Kitchens and bathrooms are not the only spaces in your home where cabinets can make a difference

Believe it or not, cabinets do not have to be limited to your kitchen or bathroom. Look beyond those two spaces and imagine how you might utilize cabinets elsewhere in your home, from your living room to your basement. With the level of customization Bertch is able to offer, you would be hard pressed to find a room where cabinets could not be of use to you.

There are far too many possible applications to cover them all here, but we can provide you with a few examples of the most appealing places where cabinets might enhance your home.

Home storage ideas to enhance your dining room

There is nothing wrong with taking a minimalist approach to the design of your dining room. But if you’re willing to entertain a more old-fashioned approach, consider the elegance of built-in cabinets that store and display your dishes and flatware. Built-in dining room cabinets are not as common as they once were, mostly relegated to older homes today. But you can either incorporate built-in cabinets into your remodel or install new cabinets that emulate the look.

If a sense of style is what you desire for your dining room, you certainly have a number of different custom options to choose from in terms of cabinets. Consider a classic whitewashed country kitchen cabinet for more of an old-world feel to your dining room, or give it more of an industrial look with a rustic floor to ceiling cabinet of serving shelves. The versatility and variety of dining room cabinets works in your favor as you design your ideal look and feel.

Cabinets can also be used to create a buffet for your dining room. All you’d need to do is bring two or more cabinets together before adding a top and stock molding and feet. You could utilize frameless cabinets in a similar fashion, creating a sideboard that offers a more modern look for your dining room. Whether you can accommodate a buffet or sideboard will depend on the size of your dining room, but this is an example of how you can be creative with your cabinets.

Create a stylish cabinet layout for your living room

The living room is perhaps the most communal space in your home, where you entertain guests for gatherings both big and small. It is a space that must be clean, stylish, and organized to make a good impression, and cabinets can help achieve that. Cabinets can be customized to suit your style and fulfill your needs for more seamless integration into your living room.

Considering using a cabinet as a side table next to your couch or sofa, offering a place for beverages on top and books, magazines, and other reading materials on the inside. Wall cabinets with open shelving can be used to clear some of the clutter from around your living room, allowing you to display any number of decorative objects.

Built-in cabinets can also help make a living room feel more spacious and intimate. Imagine built-in bookshelves on either side of a fireplace for a cozier gathering place with cabinets to store puzzles or board games.

If you have a bay window in your living room or elsewhere in the house, consider using cabinets to create a seat below your window. You can use a row of cabinets with a cushion and pillows on top for seating, while utilizing the storage space for blankets, extra pillows, or other items.

oxford birch loft entertainment center in living room

Build a home bar to entertain guests at home

One of today’s most popular home improvement projects is the home bar, which offers homeowners a unique gathering place to host parties and entertain guests. Rather than go out to a bar, you can invite friends and family to come to yours — with no cover charge.

Part of their appeal is that it is not difficult to build one in your home. Whether you are interested in having a simple bar cart or prefer a full built-in wet bar, you can find what works best for your needs. Bertch cabinets, in fact, can be tailored to suit whatever space you’ve identified as the ideal location for your home bar, whether it is an area in the basement or right off your living room. You can choose a style that fits your design and storage space for all the necessities, including a built-in wine or keg cooler or an under counter refrigerators.

Home office organization ideas for a productive work space

Home offices and craft spaces are popping up in spare rooms or basements. Cabinets with the addition of a top for a desk can be used to effectively build a simple but efficient work station, providing storage and organization for work materials and printers or scanners. Not only that, but quality cabinet materials would help create a work space that looks clean and polished.

Wall cabinets with different combinations of shelves and drawers would be perfect for storing all of the tools and materials you’d want or need in your craft space.

elegant home office study space with a desk and cabinets with shelves

Laundry room cabinets can make the most of your space

Perhaps no space in your home is more conducive to cabinetry than the laundry room. No matter the space available, custom cabinets can be built to help you make the most of that space. Consider adding cabinets above your washer and dryer, allowing you to keep products like detergent and household cleaners out of reach from any children. Or opt for lower cabinets with a counter on top that extends over your washer and dryer to provide an additional functional space for folding clothing or storing essentials.

You may even have a combo laundry mudroom space in your home, which is all the more reason to incorporate cabinets into the design. You’ll need the extra storage space for large outdoor items like coats, backpacks, and sports equipment. Rather than a traditional cabinet, you can invest in a wardrobe locker that is a better fit for your space and needs.

One of the trends for 2020 is reinvigorating laundry spaces, so take the opportunity to have fun with your laundry room cabinets and choose a color scheme that takes the space in a bold new direction, rather than simply blending with the style of the rest of your home.

white cabinet with space for hanging clothes and drawers for storage

The possibilities are virtually limitless when it comes to how cabinets can be incorporated around your house. Visit our nearest showroom to talk to a designer and see our products up close before deciding where they’d best fit your home.


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