Built-Ins don't always need to be plain & boring

Storage can sometimes be an issue in a space and Built-Ins are often added to solve this problem. However Built-Ins don't always need to be plain and boring! Built-Ins can be added to become the main focal point within a room by the choice of colour and design, or they can have the opposite effect and blend in with the background. If you want your Built-Ins to stand out, then think about opting for a contrasting colour, or choose some bold door hardware or even consider the profile or type of material for the door fronts. All these extra details will have a huge impact on your Built-Ins and will change the look and feel of them while giving them your own personal touch.

Tip: If you have exisiting Built-Ins and want to modernise them or change colour, this can easily be done with paint. If they are made from a material such as laminate or are already painted with an oil based glossy enamel they can still be painted over, however you'll need to use a special undercoat such as Dulux Maximum Strength Adhesion Primer to make sure your top coats are going to stick to these hard to stick surfaces. Before undercoating, the surface will need a light sand to remove any gloss until the surface is looking flat. Then apply 1 coat of Dulux Maximum Strength Adhesion Primer to the surface and let dry for at least 24 hours so the product can do it's thing. Then you can apply 2 top coats of any product such as a water-based enamel (enamels are always more harder wearing and chip resistant compared to your wall paints) in your choice of colour. It's really that easy!

Be inspired with these different types of Built-In Cupboard Designs.......


Built-Ins that blend in with their surroundings

Dulux Precision Maximum Strength
Adhesion Primer


Haymes Marble Mist   Dulux Net Worker


Haymes Soothe           Dulux Ticking


Make your Built-Ins a feature and create some impact to your space

Porters Aqua Satin Enamel


Haymes Shell Pink    Porters Napoleon


Porters Mayfair        Porters Triple St Lead


Add some warmth to your space by choosing timber for your Built Ins

Simply Woodcare Aqualac GP Clear


Porters Talc              Dulux Hammer Grey


Dlx Snowy Mountains  Dlx Flooded Gum

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