New home storage solutions
Photos of storage ideas
New home designs will continue to focus on incorporating plenty of storage space. Some popular built in storage centers include: built-in window benches, bookcases, entertainment centers, cubbies, and more. See photos of recently completed NC new homes - and get ideas for maximizing storage in your new home.
Storage Idea #1: Built in window bench with storage
Storage should save space in your new home, not eat it up.
More homebuyers are including built-in window benches with
"secret" storage hidden below.
Built-in benches provide extra seating, and can be used to store easily available, bulky items such as throw blankets.
These two photos are examples of custom handcrafted built in benches.
The first bench is tucked at one end of a sunroom.
The second bench is located in a breakfast nook, beside a rear French door.
Storage Idea #2: Built in storage cubbies
New home storage solutions are all about the ability to both store AND display.
The storage cubbies in this example were added below a serving bar connecting the kitchen to the family room.
This storage solution saves space and adds dimension, while serving as a convenient drop-in and sort-out source.
These cubbies are perfect for decorative bins, books, movies, games and toys.
Storage Idea #3: Built in bookcases
When you build a custom home, bookcases can be added to almost any room - and your builder can give you some great ideas for how to stack, place and arrange them to suit your needs, best.
Common locations for built-in bookcases are the great room, home office, and play/bonus room, but with a custom home you can use your imagination to add put-it-away centers to any spot where things can be tucked.
In the photo to the right, the bookcase was further customized to create a space for a piano, with shelves for music to the right, and a framed photo area above.
Storage Idea #4: Built in bookcase cabinetry
Another popular design feature is built-in bookcases with cabinet storage below.
In this example, taken from a version of the Dugan plan, a full wall was converted into a built-in bookcase/cabinet entertainment center that serves as a focal point for a soaring great room.
Storage Idea #5: Built in entertainment centers
In this example, built-in storage was designed to stack side-by-side with the fireplace. A wall mount was installed in preparation for a hanging flat screen TV. It's all wrapped in classic color, to bring even more attention to the artistry.
New home designs provide efficient, creative, and discrete storage solutions, from built-in window benches to bookcases, entertainment centers, cubbies, and shelves that fit your lifestyle. Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina.