If you want to add character and charm to your home, consider built-in furniture. Built-ins are more than just simple shelves and wall cabinets. Whether you are building a cozy window seat, an underbed platform, a storage cabinet that custom-fits your bathroom floor plan, or a bookcase, built-ins represent the union of form and function. They should not only be beautiful, but also useful adding both comfort and style to a home’s decor. Built-in furniture makes highly efficient use of a space by maximizing storage options as well as defining spaces in open floor plans by reshaping its boundaries. If you are considering adding built-in furniture custom tailored to your home, remember that it’s a long term commitment. You won’t be able to change it or take it out easily like freestanding furniture, so it’s important they they be well-crafted and thoughtfully designed. However, built-ins that merge seamlessly with your home’s existing style gives your space greater substance and appeal. Below are 5 ideas for built-in furniture that you can add to your home or office space.