September 26, 2023

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How you can Construct Countertop to Ceiling Constructed Ins within the Kitchen | Thrifty Decor Chick

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Constructing customized counter-to-ceiling shelving within the basement kitchenette. 

That is the final venture I lately completed up in our basement kitchenette
venture — it added a lot character and performance to this house!

I have been constructing this room from scratch for the previous few months, and this
was one of many enjoyable DIYs that actually made the entire house really feel completed and so

gray cabinets black marble backsplash

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What you did not see was that I ended the ledge and tile a few foot from
the nook on the left facet of the room:

corner of butcher block

I had massive plans for that spot!

We did not set up any higher cupboards on that left wall as a result of I did not need
to shut within the room an excessive amount of. We do not want a ton of storage anyway, so I
figured doing one thing enjoyable (however nonetheless useful) could be a greater use of
the house. 

I’ve at all times had a curved arch element in thoughts for this wall, and toyed round
with a couple of concepts over the previous few months. I figured the simplest strategy to
implement one thing like that was to construct one thing tall on each side so I
may add the arch in between. 

Our new counter to ceiling constructed ins have been the proper resolution!

I wished the image ledge I constructed over the tile to butt up proper towards
the shelving, so I needed to construct out this nook unit a bit. I made an “L”
with two items of wooden and safe one facet towards the wall:

building counter to ceiling shelving

The 1×3 board alongside the entrance is the ornamental trim that the ledge runs

I nailed in scrap wooden within the left nook so the 1×12 that grew to become the facet
of those countertop bookcases could possibly be nailed into these on one facet and
some scrap I positioned behind the 1×3 on the opposite:

building bookcase on counter

These initiatives are at all times like a puzzle for me. I take pleasure in determining tips on how to
make them work, however that is most probably not how knowledgeable would do

And that’s OK! Do not let that cease you from making an attempt comparable initiatives in your
own residence. It is going to come out simply high quality ultimately with the correct ending

From that time I began constructing these in-built cabinets like I do all of
my bookcase cabinets. Take a look at our eating room window seat bookcases
to see how I construct the shelving a part of these in-built shelving items. 

When the 2 sides and cabinets have been up, I put in some 1×2 choose pine
trim from high to backside with a nail gun after which 1x3s alongside the entrance to
end off the cabinets. 

As soon as the nail holes are crammed and corners are caulked, they’re prepared for
paint. These are probably the most time consuming components however make all of the distinction!:

gold wine glass holder

This mild grey paint shade is matched to our cupboards, this is the formulation:

Every unit has 4 cubbies, however should you do that it out it may be custom-made
in your wants! We preserve some barware and some ornamental objects on there —
they are not tremendous massive, simply massive sufficient:

DIY custom shelves on counter

I constructed one shelving unit (the one towards the wall) in place, and the opposite
I constructed on the ground after which put in into the wall (on the high and backside
behind the trim). 

After making an attempt each methods a couple of occasions over time, I a lot favor to construct
these in place. I discover the match is significantly better that approach. It simply depends upon
what you are feeling most snug with:

built ins on top of counter

My plan was to put in the backsplash tile on the wall between the 2 items
after which construct the arch, however once I hung the artwork within the center, we fairly
preferred it as is:

kitchen counter bookcases

So now I am not so positive I am going to do the arch…we’ll wait and see. I
am positive that I will not be tiling that wall — I’ve a brand new thought in thoughts
that I believe will probably be actually enjoyable! 

I constructed the left countertop shelf proper up towards the tip of the counter
as a result of ultimately there will probably be a taller bar high/peninsula popping out from
there. I am engaged on that plan proper now, however I am going to share the total room
reveal earlier than that venture begins. 

That is how this facet of the room began final fall:

basement kitchen before

And this is the way it seems now with the straightforward bar bookcases constructed as much as the

basement kitchen with counter built ins

We nonetheless have loads of countertop house because the shelving items are solely 12
inches deep and 18 inches vast. The beautiful storage is nice for a bar space
like this. 

Now I sort of want I had run lighting to the tops of every one, however we may
nonetheless do this. The ending particulars will probably be enjoyable to determine. 

This countertop shelving would additionally create much more storage in a rest room,
so long as you may have the house. 

We have packed a whole lot of type and performance into this little kitchenette alcove in
our basement! This has been such a enjoyable venture — I am going to share the (virtually)
closing reveal quickly!

You probably have any questions on this venture, please let me know within the
feedback. 🙂

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