Storage is always useful, but it is certainly not something we always want to see front and centre in a space. I love built-in storage walls as a practical and discreet solution. While great for any setting, they are particularly useful in small spaces.
Toronto-based Great Gulf Homes is in pre-construction with Lighthaus, a development of twenty (20) luxury townhomes in within the city. The design team from Cecconi Simone devised some great storage walls within the model suite (shown directly above and below).
Mounting televisions into built-ins is nothing new. What I love about the concept design, however, is the clever niches that are framed to provide artful showcases for books, sculpture, or anything else you might wish to display.
Built-in storage does not need to feature a flat facade, as demonstrated by Acercbis International. Incorporating lighting is a great way to add depth and soften the overall appearance to something more custom and furniture-like.
Not everyone enjoys seeing what is hidden behind closed doors or the fingerprints that sometimes accompany glossier finishes, but the reflective qualities of both are great for visually expanding smaller spaces.
Without all the built-in storage to keep this space neat and organized, this combined office and family area has the potential for disaster. The selection of white cabinetry keeps it bright and airy even without excessive lighting throughout the room.
Any parent will tell you how much “stuff” comes with having small children. A brightly coloured wall with storage, whether open or closed, provides everything with a place and encourages clean-up and organization from a young age. That said, this look could be easily translated to suit just about any other space.
I can honestly say I’ve never before seen a bathroom with so much built-in storage. The idea of plumbing fixtures sliding back into place when not in use is rather intriguing and could prove rather useful in a bachelor or shoe box-sized apartment. Naturally, a solution for privacy would need to be added to this if it were shared with a more public space.