Either full height or base units with floating shelves. Built on site to the clients specific requirements.
Bespoke Alcove Units
Traditional or modern, full height or divided, alcove units are extraordinarily adaptable.
”"Alcove units are versatile, elegant and serve a multi-functional purpose. To achieve this I build on site to your specific requirements. Above all, alcove units enhance a 'feature wall’ and provides valuable storage space in a base unit. Should your preference be to just have base units, do consider having floating shelves above."NickThe Ealing Carpenter
Floating shelves versus full height unit
Firstly, a full height alcove unit has the shelves built in, which affords you space for your photos, books and ornaments. Secondly, when taking a little time with the design you will make the very most of your space. Thirdly, a full height unit will hide flaws in your wall. On the other hand, floating shelves does leave the wall exposed. You can negate uneven or cracked plaster by having the wall skimmed before you start the build. It will enhance the overall effect as properly scribed in shelves become part of the wall. Are you considering exposing the brickwork for that rustic look? If so skimming is unnecessary. If not, look at your walls first and decide if you can live with them.
Alcove Units on Pinterest
Pinterest is a great online catalogue of ideas. If you spend a little time exploring the site and look at other projects, you will certainly find examples of what you like and what will work for your individual needs. Ultimately, it also helps me as the styles, angles, beading, colours etc., can be incorporated in your design. Remember, I can adapt and adopt all of your ideas to create your furniture.
- They can be finished in a neutral colour.
- Painted to blend with your feature wall.
- Finished in natural wood to match other furniture in your room.
- Or even a combination of painted and natural wood.
Just for your living room…?
If you don’t have an existing alcove, I can create free standing units to be used in other rooms. In your child’s bedroom it provides storage for games and shelves for their books. Further, the unit will evolve as the child grows. When the child is young I can finish the unit with fun and bright colours. These can be ‘toned down’ as tastes change. Are you working from home? A unit can be made to fit a space and is ideal to store files, documents and a laptop. Ultimately, when the working day concludes you can store away the paraphernalia and have your home back again.
For some examples of home office storage cabinet, click here.
Whatever your ideas, I am happy to discuss your requirements and quote a sensible price to design and build the perfect alcove unit/s for your living room, bedroom or your home office.