Budgeting for Build-ins

Looking for a way to transform an ordinary room to extraordinary? Consider one of these creative additions that will enhance a room.

Budgeting for Build-ins

Looking for a way to transform an ordinary room to extraordinary? Consider one of these creative additions that will enhance a room.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Budgeting for Build-ins

Built-ins add a custom touch to a room that give it personality and staying power. These special additions will become the focal point while adding style and function to wherever they’re installed. For each of these built-ins the DIY cost is the actual cost of the material while the Pro cost includes the material and installation. Follow the links to learn what’s involved.

Cost to Build a Bookcase A bookcase solves a storage problem, but a book case built into a wall adds warmth and charm to a room by becoming an architectural element.

Cost to Install a Wall Niche A wall niche isn't for everyone, but when installed in a room, foyer or stair landing, it becomes the focal point and provides a showcase for a favorite art object.

Cost to Install a Rolling Ladder A rolling ladder can transform a room with ordinary built-in bookshelves into a classic library with easy access to high, difficult to reach shelves.