30 Built In Cupboard Ideas In London

In the fast-paced rhythm of London living, space is the ultimate luxury. Enter the staples of home organisation – the crafty cupboards. We delve into the creative ideas of cupboards, to offer storage solutions within the dynamic landscape of our homes. From compact flats to Victorian terraces, these unassuming storage units are the keys of maintaining order and functionality in our urban dwellings .Join us on this exploration as we uncover the magic of these storage marvels. In this blog, you will find 30 built in cupboard  ideas in London.

Built-in cupboard on slanted ceiling

Fusing shelves with cupboards offers a balance of display and storing options. Not everything you own you want to have on show, thus by incorporating these two cohesive features you can hide away wires, knick-knacks, worn-out items and display your treasured ornaments, books and the customised fitted shelves.

White wall to wall built-in bookshelf with cupboards and shelving next to kitchen island. Designed and installed by Bespoke Carpentry London

If you do not have enough storage space in the kitchen, then consider extra storage in the dining room. With these shelves and cupboards effortlessly attached to the open plan kitchen, it ties in with the decor and style of the house not looking cumbersome but practical and pleasing to the eye. With these storage units you can store tableware, tablecloths and any kitchen items, ensuring your kitchen-diner stays neat and tidy.

Built in brown shelving unit for books

 A large cupboard with lots of shelving for books.

Built in kitchen storage cabinet in Wimbledon

 A slanted fitted kitchen cupboard, ideal for storing drinks.

Built in alcove cupboards to store drinks and vinyl records.

Fireplaces creating natural alcoves are a known feature in Victorian and Georgian homes. Living in this 21st century where the fireplace is a wonderful feature to the room adding character and charm, utilising the alcoves with built-in cupboards can customise the space around it maximising on storage and keeping your floor and room clutter free.

After installation picture of a built-in green cupboard. Made by Bespoke Carpentry London.

Tailored to your exact specifications, this multifaceted unit isn’t just furniture—it’s an organisational masterpiece. Offering a harmonious blend of storage, display, and workspace, our bespoke creation optimises every inch of your home. Embrace the convenience of a clutter-free environment, with designated spaces for storage, showcasing decor, and a purposeful workspace—all integrated into a single, beautifully crafted unit that reflects your unique style and elevates the efficiency of your space. Green is the new black!

Bespoke home office, made with MDF and hand-painted.

Fitted home office with desk, cupboards and shelving unit. Made with MDF and hand-painted.

Built-in alcove shelving with many books

White alcove cupboards and shelving unit.

Built in kitchen cupboards and storage seating

Multifunctional furniture, kitchen pantry cupboard and storage seating 

Fitted alcove cupboard and TV unit

Built-in alcove cupboard with 4 doors

Fitted alcove cabinets and shelving, made with MDF.

Elegant living room with fitted alcove cabinets and floating shelves

Built in Bookshelf in living room with 2 cupboard doors at the bottom for storage. Designed by local joiner at Bespoke Carpentry London.

This living room is naturally lit and adorned with plants, creating a vibrant atmosphere. Behind the settee, there are beautifully crafted bespoke cupboards and shelving units. This installation serves as both storage space and a decorative element, housing an array of books for easy access and aesthetic appeal.

Built in cupboard doors open

Classic white built in cupboards next to fire place. 

Beautiful blue built-in alcove cupboards with alcove floating shelves next to fireplace.

This room features built-in small alcove cupboards that blend effortlessly with the wall colour. These custom cupboards provide discreet storage solutions while maintaining a cohesive and minimalist style within the room.

Built in TV unit with bookcase

The room features a set of built-in cupboards of varying sizes with shelves positioned above them, providing both storage and display space. The cupboards and shelving units are painted in a soothing light grey hue, contributing to a calming and contemporary atmosphere. This cohesive design element offers functionality while adding a touch of sophistication to the space.

White wall to wall built in cupboards to store music.

A bespoke storage and shelving unit in a lounge, tailored to accommodate various needs for both storage and display. Custom cupboards are built into the lounge, providing ample storage space while also serving as a platform for the record player to sit atop. This arrangement allows for easy access to music and the shelves above the cupboards are designed to house vinyl records, showcasing the collection and creating a visually appealing display. Overall, the room presents a perfect setting for music enthusiasts to relax and enjoy their favourite tunes, creating an inviting and cosy music chill-out room.

Wall to wall built in TV and Media unit with cupboards and shelving.

Built-in cupboards and shelving across the whole wall, serving as a multifunctional storage space in this living room. It includes compartments for a flat-screen TV, books, and cabinets underneath. Additionally, there’s a glass screen cupboard showcasing favourite alcoholic beverages.

Set of green alcove cabinets next to chimney.

The room features custom cupboards skillfully built into the alcoves, blending with the wall painted in a rich forest green hue. These custom cupboards not only provide practical storage solutions but also contribute to the overall aesthetic of the living room. By painting them the same colour as the wall, they create a cohesive and harmonious look, allowing other elements of the room to stand out while still offering discreet storage space.

White alcove cupboards next to chimney breast.

This room showcases fitted cupboards that seamlessly integrate into both spaces where a wall once stood, now opened up to combine the rooms into one cohesive area. The cupboards, painted in the same colour, contribute to a unified look throughout the newly expanded space. This design choice not only creates a sense of continuity but also provides ample storage solutions, maximising functionality while maintaining a streamlined aesthetic. The result is a room that feels visually spacious and organised.

Built-in cupboard with 8 doors and shelving units to store lots of books.

This room showcases built-in bespoke cupboards spanning the entire length of one wall, accompanied by custom shelves above. The cupboards are meticulously designed to fit into the space while efficiently storing away clutter from the living room. This thoughtful design element not only maximises storage capacity but also enhances the overall look of the room.

Blue alcove cupboards next to fireplace. Built by carpenters at Bespoke Carpentry London

Bespoke built-in alcove cupboards positioned both below and above the TV, offering abundant storage space. These cupboards are securely installed to ensure stability and durability. They are painted in the same wall colour, seamlessly blending into the overall colour theme of the room. This design choice not only maximises storage capacity but also contributes to a cohesive and harmonious space.

2 white built in alcove cupboards beside chimney.

This room features built-in cupboards nestled within alcoves, painted in a crisp white hue, they discreetly store away items that you prefer not to have on display, maintaining a neat and tidy appearance in the lounge. The colour scheme adds to the sense of spaciousness and brightness, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the lounge.

White built-in kitchen cupboard. Designed and installed by Bespoke Carpentry London

In this lounge, these tailored cupboards discreetly tucked into the corner seamlessly, offers a bespoke storage solution that not only caters to your storage needs but also harmonises effortlessly with the room’s design, creating an efficient storage system that enhances the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your living space.

Built-in cupboard in alcove space with 3 floating shelves to store books

Crafted with precision to fit the alcoves with exacting measurements, these custom-designed cupboards maximise every inch of available space. Whether it’s concealing clutter, displaying cherished items, or harmonising with the room’s decor, bespoke alcove cupboards stand as versatile and bespoke additions that elevate both style and practicality within your home.

White alcove cupboards beside fireplace in living room with 3 shelves to store books, plants and frames

Bespoke alcove cupboards epitomise the marriage of functionality and elegance, transforming often overlooked spaces into tailored storage solutions that seamlessly blend with your home’s architecture. They serve as more than mere storage units, becoming integral elements of your room’s design, providing discreet yet capacious compartments that cater to your organisational needs while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your living space.

Built-in multifunctional wardrobe with desk, seating area and bookcase. Designed and installed by Bespoke Carpentry London.

Bespoke made cupboards, tailored to fit various sizes and configurations, offer a versatile solution for maximising storage and functionality in any space within your home. The beauty of bespoke sizing lies in its ability to cater to diverse spatial requirements, ensuring that every inch is utilised efficiently while enhancing the overall organisation and aesthetics of your living spaces.

A built-in media unit in loft room with 4 cupboard doors, wardrobe and shelving unit

Introducing our bespoke media unit with integrated cupboards, the ultimate fusion of style and functionality for your entertainment space. Whether it’s concealing media equipment or organising gaming consoles, these built-in cupboards offer discreet compartments to declutter your living area while providing a stylish platform for your entertainment system. Elevate your space with a bespoke media unit that not only enhances your viewing experience but also adds a touch of tailored sophistication to your home.

Built-in blue cupboard in alcove space

In conclusion, custom-made bookshelves furnished by us at Bespoke Carpentry Ltd are more than just furniture; they’re a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. With our innovative designs and craftsmanship, we aim to transform your space into a functional and visually stunning oasis for your literary treasures. Contact us today to explore these and other bespoke bookshelf ideas tailored to your home’s unique requirements.

Blue cupboard next to fireplace in living room with shelving

Upgrade your alcoves with our bespoke furniture featuring built-in  alcove cupboards. Our custom-designed cabinets combine functionality and style, offering a sleek and integrated solution for your home entertainment needs. With built-in cupboards seamlessly integrated into the unit’s design, you can effortlessly store media equipment, loose cables, and accessories, keeping your space neat and tidy.


The room features a remarkable custom cupboard that goes beyond mere functionality to become a true work of art and architectural brilliance. This built-in cupboard is ingeniously designed with drawers arranged in a stair-like zigzag pattern, creating a visually stunning and dynamic effect. Each drawer serves as a step in this unique staircase-inspired design, commanding attention and admiration from anyone who enters the room. 

Built in alcove cupboard with 6 floating shelves next to chimney

The room is adorned with built-in cupboards burrowed within alcoves, serving as a functional storage solution. These cupboards are designed to house a TV on top, providing both entertainment and storage capabilities for clutter. Above the cupboards, integrated floating shelves add an additional layer of storage and display space, enhancing the room’s functionality and style.

2 built in white alcove cupboards in living room

These built-in cupboards are meticulously fitted into the alcoves, painted in a crisp white finish. One alcove is dedicated to a work-from-home station, providing a practical and organised workspace within the room. Both cupboards serve as a storage solution, neatly concealing clutter and maintaining a tidy environment. On top of the other cupboard, a wicker tray elegantly stores the homeowner’s spirits, adding a touch of warmth and personalization to the space.

Green built in corner cupboard

In the bedroom, there’s a custom-made corner cupboard that extends from floor to ceiling. This unique cupboard features a concealed cabinet door section and a glass door section. The concealed cabinet door provides hidden storage for items that don’t need to be displayed, while the glass door section allows for the prominent display of beloved books. This setup enables easy browsing and selection of reading material while adding a touch of elegance to the room.

After installation picture of a built-in alcove cupboard

Turn any unused space into a practical and functional area. Here in the alcove we designed and installed shelves for the clients collection of books and a cupboard to store away the wifi unit and other unseemly items that are useful for the home but not decorative.

From built-in cupboards to tailored media units, from floor-to-ceiling cupboards to overhead fitted cabinets, our bespoke designs harness the artistry of craftsmanship, integrating functionality and style into every space. Welcome the transformative power of custom-made cupboards, where space limitations are surpassed, and organisational efficiency meets exquisite design.

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