One thing I absolutely admire is smart and stylish use of space. Our previous home was poorly planned and I was constantly thinking of creative ways to increase storage. Having moved into a slightly smaller rental home I find myself facing the same issues and searching for solutions. Sure, I could just chuck everything out. I mean how much do we really need? But, I fear it wouldn't be long before we would be faced with the same challenges. A wall of built-ins are the 'go-to' idea, but if you're short on space you may think they're out of the question. The truth is that the storage built-ins provide may create much more space than they will take up in a room. Remember it doesn't have to be a full wall of shelving. These homes have found the best design for their personal space and added tons of style and function to their home.
Storage is a major priority as Bubba and I shop for our next home. Since we are willing to do some renovating we are also looking at homes where we can create good storage. Built-ins give a home a custom feeling. If you are interested in building your own there are tons of tutorials available and amazing tips to help you save money on the install. These will be a must have in our next home.