Oh, hey fall. How are ya? It took you awhile to arrive in Nashville, but now that you’re here we hope you’ll stay awhile. One of the ways we know it’s autumn in Music City is that we start getting more requests for interior improvements. Don’t get me wrong; Stratton Exteriors will build you a deck, a pergola, or a screenroom any time of year, but lots of homeowners naturally turn their focus to the inside of the home when it gets cold out. That means we’ve seen an increase in requests for things like window seats and built-in shelving. Which got us dreaming about built-in everything, about custom millwork and pocket doors, board and batten, and mudrooms made to last.

Here are some of our favorite built-in ideas:

A petite built-in with interesting architectural angles, used as a room divider.

build in shelf

Wrap-around built-in seating + beadboard, perfect for bumping that farm table up against:

built ins 1

Built-in over-the-cabinet, over-the-fridge cubbies:

built in kitchen

Built-in mudroom storage in dusty blue:

built in mudroom

Built-in beds and bookshelves:

built in bed 3

More built-in bed love:

built in bed

Built-in loft bed:

built in bed 2

Built-in pocket doors:

pocket doors 2

Still more pocket doors:

pocket doors

And last but not least we can never get enough of board and batten and wainscoting:

board and batten

Craving some custom millwork and built-in action in your life this fall? Hit us up. We may know a guy.