Add extra storage to your home with DIY built-ins around a fireplace. They not only provide storage but also serve as a stylish focal point.
Whether you’re looking to add a new fireplace to your home in the near future or want to add built-ins to your existing fireplace, there are plenty of DIY options available.
But, it can be a bit overwhelming to come up with design elements that work for your space.
In this article, we’ll explore 17 different options for fireplace built-ins to help you find the perfect option for your home.
DIY Built-ins Around A Fireplace
One of the main reasons people love built-ins, especially on the side of the fireplace, is the opportunity to maximize space. But there are a few important things to consider when planning to add your own DIY built-ins.
The first step is to envision the design details you want to include. For example, do you want custom built-ins with a modern touch, or do you prefer something that may be found in traditional homes?
The next step is to measure how much space you have, including the depth of your fireplace. If you have tall ceilings you may want to consider adding shelves that reach the ceiling for additional storage, or to use as display shelves for your favorite decorative items.
Break up the design by incorporating closed storage on the bottom of the cabinets to hide the cable box or other fireplace essential items.
So whether you are looking to add style and character to your living room, or want to add extra storage to your dining room, there’s sure to be an option here that fits your style, needs, and budget.
Let’s dive in and get inspired!
Fireplace Built-In Ideas Summary
Let me know what you think of these DIY fireplace built-ins. Did you find a design element that you love?
Built ins not your thing? Then consider windows! We wanted added light in our family room, so we opted to add a window on either side of our fireplace. What do you think?
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