Once a feature included only in small apartments or hotels, built in furniture has earned a cachet of respectability thanks to its utilitarian form and widespread functionality in private homes, hotels, and other businesses where there is a need for storage but little space to spare.
For more than 25 years, my company — Gil Avivi Ant Man Woodworking & Design Ltd. — has espoused the value of built in units and offered them in a wide range of styles to accentuate any decor.
What is built in furniture? That is a fair question. Built in units can run the gamut from book shelves to cabinetry to beds to dressers and chest of drawers to anything in between. There is no limit to its design, style, or functionality and how it can be integrated into your home or business.
Gil Avivi Ant Man Woodworking & Design Ltd. was launched in 1987 and has proudly served hundreds of residential and commercial clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We are located in North York, but have customers spread throughout the province, from Toronto to Vaughan to Richmond Hill to Milton to King City and every city and town betwixt or between.
When it comes to built in furniture, one of the biggest attractions is the amount of floor space it can free up. Typical dressers, beds, entertainment centers, and other large furniture pieces can easily take up several feet of valuable floor space, but built ins do just the opposite. By utilizing space within walls or purpose designed cubby holes, they not only save space but improve foot traffic in many rooms and create a compartmentalized appearance that is especially desirable in homes or businesses that host parties or other gatherings.
But built in furniture is not limited to bedrooms or family rooms. Many customers have contracted with us to create built ins for kitchens, walk in pantries, garages, basements, and even outdoor spaces including storage sheds.
We have built our business thanks to more than two decades of high quality craftsmanship, outstanding customer service, and a commitment to re-learning our craft as design trends or manufacturing techniques continually evolve. There is no place for stagnation, which is why we spend time educating clients on how their homes or businesses can be improved with built in furniture, and why such pieces can provide value for years to come.
A key point to remember is that built in furniture is only as good as the materials and craftsmanship used in its construction. We do not use wood composites such as particle board or Medium Density Fiber, nor do we subscribe to the notion that wood laminates can replace custom blended and tinted polyurethane and other finishes. All of our furniture pieces are custom designed and built, and guaranteed to last.
For hand made custom built ins, call Gil Avivi today