Built-in cabinets add character to new homes and
remodels, as well as providing efficient storage and display
space. A good built-in cabinet should be both attractive
and useful, and seem a natural part of the room it's in.
To fit in gracefully, a built-in should reflect the design elements
of the rest of the house: Doors and drawer fronts
should be similar to those found on existing cabinets in the
house, and the unit's trim should reflect the moldings elsewhere
in the room.
I recently completed a built-in cabinet job for some clients
in the suburban Boston area. Although the customers' taste
and budget didn't call for anything too elaborate, the