Why are built-ins so efficient?
I always like to look at the math when I design storage cabinetry for a space in a home. Let's say you have a 12' x 12' room, maybe a den or a small dining room. That's 144 square feet of area. now, let's build a shelf unit the lenth of one wall, 12' long, one foot deep and seven feet high. That gives us six shelves that are 1' x 12', twelve square feet each, for a total of 72 square feet. Hey, that's half the area of the room! And we've only used about 8% of the floor space. One way to look at that is that we have increased the size of the room by 41%!
If that's not enough, here's five more good reasons to love built-in cabinetry.
Now your built-in becomes an integrated element that seemlessly adds function, beauty and efficiency to your home like no piece of furniture ever will. You just can't argue with the math.