If you have kids you know that they accumulate a lot of stuff. Keeping it all organized is a big challenge. It needs to look nice yet still be easy for kids to access. It needs to be functional and safe to use. Built-in custom cabinets are a great option for playrooms because it’s easy to meet all of these criteria. Not only will they help you keep all of that kid-clutter manageable, but they’ll also look great for years to come. They’re much easier to repurpose as general storage than standard toy boxes.
First, we recommend you take an inventory of the space you have and what storage needs you’ll have. Is the playroom an actual room in your home or is it part of a multi-purpose space like a family room or bedroom? Does your child have a lot of larger toys like dollhouses or car tracks? Do they have collections of smaller items like toy cars or Legos? Do you need a workspace for art projects or homework? Answering these questions early in the process can help you talk to a cabinet maker.
Once you have an idea of your needs it’s time to come up with the right cabinet solutions. Built-in cabinets are great because they’re fully anchored, making them a very safe option. They’re also very customizable so you can combine open shelving, cubbies, drawers, and cabinets to get the exact space you need.
A long low unit makes sure that everything is easy for kids to reach. It also gives you the option of adding seating on top of it. With custom cabinets, you can mix closed storage like drawers with open storage like cubbies. The closed drawers are great for collections of smaller items while the cubbies are a great way to keep larger toys accessible without looking clutters. Of course, you can always add labeled baskets to the open cubbies for even more storage options.
If you’re looking to maximize space even more, floor to ceiling cabinets are a great option. Kids will still only be able to reach the lower cabinets, however. That leaves that the upper area open for decorative items. If you would rather keep that space more functional, make it closed cabinetry that you can keep items that you don’t want the kids having independent access too, like that slime-making kit they got for their last birthday. It will look great and give you more control over the space.
Whatever your playroom needs are, built-in cabinets can help you meet them. Need some help figuring out what your options are? Contact us today.