Fur­ni­ture can add piz­zazz

Pilbara News - - Property -

Whether it’s a cute win­dow seat in a child’s bed­room, wall-to-wall book­cases in a home of­fice or a sleek in­te­grated TV unit in the fam­ily room, built-in fur­ni­ture can be a prac­ti­cal and stylish ad­di­tion to any area of the home.

Your in­di­vid­u­ally de­signed piece can be as de­tailed or as min­i­mal­ist as you like.

It can be any shape, size and colour. And it can be styled to suit, with ma­te­ri­als to com­ple­ment or con­trast as needed.

“Built-in or in­te­grated fur­ni­ture can help en­sure con­sis­tency of style, ty­ing in with other cab­i­netry or fur­ni­ture in your home,” Oswald Homes in­te­rior de­signer Danielle Ellery said. “An­other big ben­e­fit of built-in fur­ni­ture is that it looks seam­less, with no awk­ward cor­ners and noth­ing to in­trude into the room.”

Here are four ideas from Oswald Homes for in­te­grat­ing fur­ni­ture into a new home de­sign:

Win­dow seats

A clas­sic way to build in ex­tra seat­ing and ex­tra stor­age, a win­dow seat is some­thing of a must-have in a Hamp­tons-style home.

A win­dow seat is also a won­der­ful in­clu­sion in a child’s bed­room, as it can en­cour­age read­ing, and it’s the per­fect place for story-time and cud­dles.


Built-in book­cases look great in all styles of home, whether they’re filling a wall or filling a re­cess.

Mould­ings can re­ally set off a tra­di­tional book­case, while cube-like de­signs with mitred edges are a per­fect fit for con­tem­po­rary homes.

In­cor­po­rat­ing cup­boards will give you handy ex­tra stor­age for items you don’t want on show.

TV cab­i­nets

The black panel can be clev­erly con­cealed be­hind the slid­ing doors of a built-in cab­i­net.

An in­te­grated TV unit is a par­tic­u­larly fab­u­lous fea­ture in a mid-cen­tury mod­ern home.

It’s a good idea to set the TV into a ve­neer rear panel so that ev­ery­thing looks to­tally seam­less even when the TV is on show.

Tech zones

Per­fect for charg­ing phones and lap­tops or tablets, a tech zone can eas­ily be in­te­grated into your kitchen de­sign, or ac­com­mo­dated within a scullery or boot room.

You’ll need some con­cealed power points, which can be po­si­tioned be­hind a false panel with doors for ac­cess.

The whole look be­comes neat and stream­lined. Choos­ing ma­te­ri­als to match the kitchen cab­i­netry or to com­ple­ment fur­ni­ture in the fam­ily room will help keep the look con­sis­tent.

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