Friday Favorites: Useful and Pretty Built-Ins

Built-ins are the perfect way to add extra storage and functionality to your home in a beautiful way. Check out all of these useful and pretty built-in ideas featured on Friday Favorites at

Hey Hey Friday! We are so happy you are finally here. We are so ready to share our favorites built-ins! There are so many ways to make built-ins useful and swoon worthy. I wish my house had more built-ins, but I guess that is where the fun comes in, they make great DIY projects. So to get you dreaming about built-ins in every room of your home, let’s check out these inspiring built-ins.

Recessed Shelving Shop Cover Photo

Favorite Bathroom Built-Ins: First off, we finally finished up this project in our bathroom that has been in the works! Read all about these built-in recessed shelves or watch it below.

DIY Window Seat With Storage Built In Joyful Derivatives

Favorite Built-In Nook: I wish for a space like this in my home. It looks like the perfect place to read a book and watch the snow fall or the kids play. Get all of the details over at Joyful Derivatives.

Small Mudroom With Built Ins Lantern Lane Designs

Favorite Bench: Lantern Lane Designs did such a great job with this mudroom. I love love love the floor and that built-in bench. It is nice to have a place to sit to put on shoes sometimes.

Wall Bed 2

Favorite Hidden Bed: Building a bed right into a wall is great for when you need extra space for guests, but don’t always want a bed in your guest room or office. Check out how to build your own over at Your Modern Family.

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Favorite Way to Store Books: One of my childhood dreams has always been to have a library room in my home complete with built-in bookshelves (you know like in Beauty and the Beast). Well now I can get the look, just have to find the space in my home. Get the low down on these bookshelves over at Stacy’s Savings.

And for more built-in shelving ideas, we’ve rounded up a bunch right over here.

Built In Laundry Unit With Shelving Seesaws And Sawhorses On Remodelaholic

Favorite Laundry Room Organizer:  Another dream of mine is to have a table in my laundry room to fold on. It would make it so much easier. Oh and that place to hang clothing, genius. See how to get this look by Seesaws and Sawhorses featured on Remodelaholic.

Favorite Media Center: I guess things just look so much more streamlined when they are built right into the home. A great way to get a custom look in your home is to add a built-in media center complete with storage like this one by Provident Home Design for Remodelaholic.

Favorite Breakfast Bar: Kammy’s Korner featured this brilliant idea to join two rooms together with a breakfast bar on Remodelaholic. It also helps add extra seating and make the space feel nice and open.

Favorite Bed Nook: This bed with storage might be for a little girl, but I’m thinking I’d love it in my master, only with a queen or king haha! See how to make your own by DLR Designs for You for Remodelaholic.

How To Build A Space Saving Built In Entryway Table Lehman Lane On @Remodelaholic

Favorite Small Space Built-In: Entryways sometimes need a place to set your keys or outgoing mail and such. Lehman Lane built this cutie and shared it on Remodelaholic. It is great because there is room to store shoes and have a table above.

Playroom Makeover With Built In Cabinets For Storage

Favorite Storage Built-In: I can so relate to how great it would be to have a built-in storage cabinet in my home for ALL the toys. I feel like they just keep multiplying and I have no really cute way to store them. I’m taking my toys to this playroom by Delightfully Noted, who shared this idea on Remodelaholic.

Favorites from Instagram for Inspiration: Check out these pretty built-in ideas that we’ve shared on Instagram. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for tons of home inspiration.

That was all so pretty and has got me thinking about all of the places I want to add some storage and functionality to my home.

Favorite Funny Moment: We love to laugh and we want you to laugh a little too. So let’s see what has us rolling this week.

We Still Love Tacos Even Though They Fall Apart Meme

Yes! I needed to hear this. Love!

Wishing you a great weekend and see you next week!

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  1. I would love to add a little reading nook next to our fireplace…extending our hearth so the fireplace is asymmetrical. Maybe in our next home since we currently rent! I’m always trying to find temporary ways to get the look I want in my current rental.