Before & After- Living room built-ins
ca_peach
July 1, 2013
The room as it looked just before we closed. Six years later with our built-ins we finally got to add.
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Jeannie Nguyen
Wow! What a great transformation! Your living room looks complete and homey now. :)
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Dytecture
Great investment.
2 Likes    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 4:24PM
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netsvet65
Love it! It is amazing how the bookcase made such a difference.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 5:24PM
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bigbee65
Luv that setup, hate u can't add it to an idea book, if that other space is for another smaller tv would be great if u have children.
2 Likes    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 5:45PM
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Bobbie S
Like!!
3 Likes    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 7:33PM
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ca_peach
Thanks all! The small space is a desk- we will move our desktop computer out there so we can monitor what the kids are doing when they are on the computer. The drawers are built-in file cabinet. The large cupboard to the left of the TV is where our printer is housed. We also have a built-in cupboard for our paper shredder/small wastebasket. Upper cupboards have push-to-open latches so we aren't brained by something falling in case of an earthquake.
3 Likes    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 9:10PM
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Keitha
Tons of storage I'm sure you will enjoy.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 9:15PM
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ca_peach
@bigbee65 - I uploaded it so you can add it to an idea book if you would like: http://www.houzz.com/projects/268567
1 Like    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 9:23PM
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Betsy
Nice! Custom or stock cabinets?
1 Like    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 4:11AM
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sebutler
Can you tell me what the dimensions are? And how much did it cost to build/install? Thanks!
1 Like    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 5:20AM
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Janet Greenwood
Very nice!!
    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 7:53AM
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cespiller
Fabulous! Enough storage for everything!
    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 8:46AM
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Room Resolutions
Fabulous look and functional too! Nice job!
    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 8:48AM
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sjhall88
Wonderful built ins!
    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 8:53AM
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joyce41
Absolutely amazing transformation and gorgeous! The room actually looks bigger! Love it!
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ca_peach
@betsyjustis - It was a custom build so we could maximize our storage and get things just the way we wanted them. We had very specific ideas of what we wanted/needed.

@sebutler - 9' tall, 213" across approx., cost varies greatly depending on companies. If you're interested in having it done, I'd recommend meeting with at least three different cabinet makers for bids for your space. We found their estimates varied widely. We also hired a painter rather than do it ourselves and added two electrical outlets which increased the cost. I'd rather not disclose the specifics of what we paid to do ours.
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Dalia
good for you for figuring out what you wanted to do with the space and make it functional to live in!
    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 6:49PM
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leadstory3
Well done! How deep are your cabinets and shelves?
1 Like    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 4:09PM
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ca_peach
Bottoms are 24" deep and tops are 15" (not including the door) deep.
    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 10:30PM
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Mamajo
WOW!! you did great. LOVE it.
    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 8:11PM
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Nicely done.
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