Everybody loves a good built-in. Not only can they increase property value, they also increase how functional and organized your home is while you actually live in it. Built-ins can be useful anywhere in your home, from your basement, mud room, kitchen, living room, home office, or of course, your bedroom closet.

The HomeStars team saw many built-in projects over the course of 2016 submitted through reviews from real homeowners such as yourself.  Here’s a selection of our favourites for 2016. Click through to the reviews to discover pricing and project details.

1. Company: Treehouse Fine Cabinetry

We love this entertainment unit for its beautifully simple, airy feel. The shelving and cabinetry spacing is perfectly balanced, while the simple white colour scheme is elegant and modern. This kind of approach is ideal for condos as floating shelving and slim-profile cabinetry and shelving enables energy flow and maximizes small spaces.

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2. Company: Matthew Tormey Design and Woodworking

Mud rooms often resemble their namesake – a room that’s only fit for muddy boots and wet outdoor clothing. In this case however, the builder designed a solution that is both beautiful and practical. What struck us most is how the newly designed mud room looks as if it is part of the original home. The wood staining and white cabinetry is totally on point, modern and fresh, yet still maintains the personality of the home. We love the practical shelving, the drawers below the bench seating and above the coat hook/shelving area.

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3. Company: Envision Custom Renovations Inc.

Basement bars are always in style, especially when they’re custom built like this one. We love the classic, clean lines, the open shelving and the custom-made wine shelves.

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4. Company: Black Forest Woodworking

This whole room is transformed by the new built-in created by Black Forest Woodworking. We love the way the space has been utilized with the bottom cupboards to hide the inevitable “stuff” that is necessary in the modern household, paired with the classic open shelving alongside and above the tv display area. This beautiful execution is a huge improvement for this room, and definitely creates a fresh yet timeless look and feel.

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5. Company: Sky Kitchen Cabinets Ltd.

Elegant and sophisticated, these built-ins are a fabulous complement to this homeowners’ already stunning living and dining rooms. We love how a fireplace is incorporated into both the dining and living room built-ins.

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6.  Company: Azevedo Kitchens

Azevedo designed a superb built-in dining room wall unit for this client as well as kitchen cabinetry and island. We love how the homeowner is now able to maximize space in their dining room, and impart an elegant, timeless look to their dining room based upon quality workmanship.

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If you’re looking to get a built-in created, check out our built-ins Pinterest board for inspiration.

If you already know what you want, start here to get competitive quotes quickly, or search the category in your region to connect directly with cabinetmakers.

Good luck with your project and please do consider writing a review when you’re done, it helps the whole community!

Posted by Leslie Andrachuk