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Tips For Adding Storage That Doesn't Look Like An Ikea Hack!

  While I love gorgeous old (or new) china cabinets, I also adore adding permanent storage, i.e. "built-ins," to a room.


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This pretty antique china cabinet has a bowed glass front, which can be a hard to find feature, but really adds to the warmth and charm.  The matching dining room table and chairs were sold, but this piece will stay forever.


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I also like to grab some wall space to boost the storage capacity of a room.  This custom built-in spans an entire wall, but only intrudes a mere 12" into the space.  And look at what it can hold!


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Peek into the open cabinet doors on the right - china, crystal, candles, table accents, serving pieces, etc.  And those shelves hold books and family momentos and the teacup collection (lit from above to shine down through glass shelves).  All shelving on this piece are adjustable, so it's very versatile.


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Losing 12" of floor space yielded a great deal of storage, adding to the function of the room.  It looks good, too!