Definition

An item of furniture, such as a bookcase or set of cabinets, that is built directly into the structure of the room. Built-ins are therefore customized to the room and not detachable.

Cost Considerations

Built-in furniture generally costs more than freestanding furniture because it has to be designed and built specifically for each customer. Since every built-in project has to be customized to the home and the homeowner's specific requirements, it is best to get quotes from a few professionals to get a good idea of what a certain project will cost.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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