Easy methods to Construct Countertop to Ceiling Constructed Ins within the Kitchen | Thrifty Decor Chick

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

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

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 area 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 huge 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) can be a greater use of
the area. 

I’ve all the time 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 best solution to
implement one thing like that was to construct one thing tall on each side so I
might add the arch in between. 

Our new counter to ceiling constructed ins had been the right resolution!

I needed the image ledge I constructed over the tile to butt up proper in opposition to
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 in opposition to 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 turned the facet
of those countertop bookcases may very well 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 all the time like a puzzle for me. I get pleasure from determining the best way to
make them work, however that is most probably not how an expert would do

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

From that time I began constructing these inbuilt 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 inbuilt shelving models. 

When the 2 sides and cabinets had 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 elements however make all of the distinction!:

gold wine glass holder

This gentle grey paint colour is matched to our cupboards, here is the formulation:

Every unit has 4 cubbies, however if you happen to do that it out it may be custom-made
to your wants! We maintain some barware and some ornamental objects on there —
they don’t seem to be tremendous huge, simply giant sufficient:

DIY custom shelves on counter

I constructed one shelving unit (the one in opposition to 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 instances through the years, I a lot desire to construct
these in place. I discover the match is significantly better that method. It simply will depend on
what you’re feeling most comfy with:

built ins on top of counter

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

kitchen counter bookcases

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

I constructed the left countertop shelf proper up in opposition to the top of the counter
as a result of ultimately there will likely 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 here is the way it appears now with the easy bar bookcases constructed as much as the

basement kitchen with counter built ins

We nonetheless have loads of countertop area because the shelving models are solely 12
inches deep and 18 inches large. 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 might
nonetheless do this. The ending particulars will likely be enjoyable to determine. 

This countertop shelving would additionally create much more storage in a toilet,
so long as you’ve gotten the area. 

We have packed numerous kind and performance into this little kitchenette alcove in
our basement! This has been such a enjoyable venture — I am going to share the (nearly)
last reveal quickly!

In case you have any questions on this venture, please let me know within the
feedback. 🙂