If you have purchased a new home without all the special “Model Upgrades,” then you are probably looking at several walls that seem empty and useless. A recent customer had that problem in an 11’x12’ den just off their main foyer. Their goal was to add a wall-to-wall custom shelving unit, creating a functional office space, a storage area for their kid’s games, and give it the look of a china hutch in a formal dining room.
After a few design tweaks, the end result was a beautiful, yet completely functional and flexible, shelving system with all the initial requirements, plus a black granite countertop, “seedy” glass doors, glass shelving, and low voltage interior cabinet lighting.
The left side of the base cabinets feature slide out drawers for printer and computer equipment. A special side cavity allows access to a hidden wall receptacle for use by the electronics as well as the upper cabinet low-voltage lighting. The center section houses two lateral filing cabinets with both letter and legal-sized storage, and a base cabinet with an adjustable shelf. On the right side is another adjustable shelf cabinet.
The two towers wrap a window and have lighted cabinets with the seedy textured glass. A third light is contained in the transom that bridges the two towers. Unseen from the ground, there are “plant shelves” on top of each section to lift any display items up to the level of the crownmolding. Future rope lighting is planned for above the cabinets.
European concealed hinges, and soft closers ease the seedy glass doors to a quiet stop, while the glass shelving allows the 12-volt halogen light to fill the cabinet.
So if you aren’t getting the full use out of a room, consider a custom bookcase or entertainment center. Woodworx can give you design ideas to help turn your dream into a reality.