Putting up built-in shelving in your home can add a ton of value and aestheticism. It can also be a daunting task to undertake. DIY seems overwhelming, but having it built for you seems like a budget-buster. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be either! You can do some amazing things with DIY built-ins that will give you character, storage, visual interest AND you don’t have to worry about your wallet either.
Whether you’ve got a small space you want to maximize, a huge wall you don’t know what to do with, an awkward niche or a TV or fireplace wall you want to transform, don’t be afraid to tackle the DIY built-in shelving of your dreams! Here are some DIY built-in shelving ideas to get you started.
25 DIY Built-In Shelving Ideas for Your Home
Update a brick fireplace with gorgeous built-ins!
Go all out with this large wall of built-in shelving made from scratch!
Make use of a narrow hall by installing built-in mudroom shelving.
Turn a closet or entertainment center nook into a functional built-in media console with this IKEA hack!
If you’ve got an awkward opening or niche somewhere use this great idea to create some separation while still maintaining an open feel.
A built-in closet adds so much storage! Can you believe this started with some basic IKEA furniture?
Add some storage to the kitchen – and who doesn’t need more storage in the kitchen?
Add IKEA shelves to a dated TV nook for an affordable and easy built-in shelf and desk.
Turn wasted space into a tidy, functional built-in nook with floating shelves. This is especially handy for the bathroom or hallway!
Looking for ways to do several walls of built-ins on a budget? Here’s the scoop on an office area full of inexpensive ideas.
Add an easy bit of built-in storage to your entryway drop zone with a floating built-in table.
This quaint corner bookshelf is perfect for small spaces and for utilizing as much area in a room as you can!
Built-in cabinets add so much storage to a playroom!
You can turn an inexpensive Ikea unit into a built-in with a few tweaks.
Ikea comes to the rescue again! Here’s an awkward space for a built-in that turned out to be the perfect spot! If you’ve got built-in dreams and some architectural elements standing in your way, check out this post.
Add some amazing bookshelves PLUS hidden TV storage with this custom DIY built-in!
Make a truly cozy spot, one that’s perfect for your personal needs, with customized built-ins – and do it with an Ikea budget.
Get a high-end look with just a fraction of the cost by using – you guessed it – Ikea bookshelves. You can create a whole media wall with extra built-in storage.
This cute mudroom went from highly dysfunctional to amazing with some recycled cupboards!
Built-ins aren’t just for living rooms and family rooms — you can add so much storage to your laundry room, too!
A super basic build will give you this great desk and shelves – and you can use a little molding to make it really pop.
Or you can start with kitchen cabinets and build a double built-in desk, too!
Make your fireplace a true focal point by adding closed and open storage.
Or give your fireplace an entire makeover with built-ins to boot.
Where would you add built-ins in your home?
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