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Top 5 New home storage ideas | Built in storage designs

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

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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

2013 New Home Storage Solutions | Photos of Storage Ideas


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.



2013 New Home Storage Solutions | Photos of Storage Ideas




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

Top 5 2013 New home storage ideas | Built in storage designs


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

 2013 New Home Storage Solutions | Photos of Storage Ideas

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

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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.


See more photos of this home, click here.


Storage Idea #5: Built in entertainment centers

Top 5 2013 New home storage ideas | Built in storage designsBuilt-in entertainment centers can be configured into any shape or size when you build a custom home with Stanton Homes.

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.

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