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 What is a wall unit used for? Basically, it is a piece of furniture used for storage. It is a very functional type of cabinet, but a wall unit can be customized to complement the style of any room. Used in both homes and businesses, wall units solve storage problems, add to the design of a room and can even become the focal point of the room.

When choosing a wall unit for your space, you need to answer several questions. The first and most important question is, "What will the wall unit store?" Common uses for wall units are entertainment centers, book or toy shelves, clothing storage, kitchen storage, and office storage. Although wall units are conventionally used for these purposes, they can be used for any purpose necessary.

It is becoming common to see wall units, which are usually placed against a wall, being removed from the wall and used as a room divider. They are also used inside walk-in closets to organize clothes. In older homes that have very little storage space, wall units can replace a closet.

Once you know what will be stored in the wall unit, the next question to ask is "What type of shelves, cabinets, drawers etc. do I need in the unit to accommodate what will be stored?" Sometimes a simple set of shelves is enough to store books and collectibles. Other times, glass doors must cover the shelves.

Wall units can be a series of shelves, cabinets, drawers, and even tall cabinets that all work together in one piece of furniture. For an entertainment unit, there is usually a space in the middle that can accommodate a television and this space is surrounded by shelves that hold video, stereo and audio equipment. There may be cabinets on each side to hold media such as DVDs and CDs.

In an office, a desk can be part of the wall unit with storage space for computers, printers, files and supplies surrounding the desk. In a bedroom, a wall unit can take up an entire wall of the room. It can consist of a large closet like a wardrobe, storage drawers and shelves for entertainment pieces. The configurations for wall units are endless.

The next question that needs to be asked is: "What material will the wall unit be made of?" Again, the possibilities are endless. Solid wood units of oak, maple, yellow cedar, padauk, American or European beech, purple heartwood, alder, or cherry are all popular choices.

When choosing a solid wood piece, consider what will complement the space it will be placed in as well as the durability needed for the piece. If you're just using the cabinet as storage for a collection, for example dolls or trophies, there won't be much wear and tear on the piece. Less durable and less expensive wood can be used. However, some wall units are heavily used. Entertainment units have drawers and cabinet doors that open frequently. It is better to choose a more durable material for these types of wall units.

Wall units and wall cabinets can also be made from a combination of solid wood, particle board and wood veneers. Metal and glass are also sometimes used for wall units.

Another question to ask yourself is, "Can the unit I need be already manufactured or do I need a custom wall unit?" Because tall cabinets are such a popular type of furniture, there are plenty of pre-made cabinets to choose from. Prefabricated units will likely be less expensive than custom wall units. If you're on a budget, it's a good idea to research what's already available for purchase.

However, if you are looking for something unique, something that fits an odd sized wall, or something that feels like part of the house itself, then having a custom wall unit made is a good choice. Custom wall units and cabinets can be designed to fit the exact space you have. They can also be designed to accommodate exactly the things you need to store.

Custom wall units and cabinets are often used for the following purposes: fireplace surrounds, bookcase shelves, built-in office with wall units, and built-in kitchen units. However, they can be used for whatever purpose you choose. One of the benefits of bespoke wall units is that they can be built right into the walls, giving the impression that they were built to be part of the room. They often give a rich and elegant feel to a room.

If you choose custom wall units or cabinets, you can have it professionally done at a home improvement store, a company that specializes in wall units or cabinets, or you can hire a professional carpenter to make a completely unique unit. .

Other questions to ask when choosing a wall unit might be: "Do the shelves need to be adjustable?" “Will it be easily moved if necessary? and "Is this the right material for my children?" A wall unit with glass doors may be beautiful, but it can be impractical and dangerous if you have young children.

Once you've answered these questions, it's time to purchase your wall unit. If you've decided to go the custom route, contact professionals for estimates. If you're considering buying a prefabricated wall unit, start shopping around. Go to both stores and search the internet. Browse catalogs. Be thorough in your search to ensure you get the best wall unit to meet your needs with the best price.

There is another option to create your wall unit. You could tackle the project and do it yourself. Designing and building your own wall unit can get you exactly what you want and save you a lot o

f money.