Fitted on either side of a chimney breast, alcove units add a classic and stylish look to any living room.
Typically, these units feature a bookcase, either with or without doors, above a low cupboard or cabinet. The main benefit of fitted alcove units is that they provide valuable storage space in a recessed part of the room, so they don’t get in the way.
A TV can either stand on top of the cabinet or be concealed within it. The base cupboard of the alcove unit can conceal all the electronic boxes that accompany a TV or sound systems, or it can provide storage for plates and crockery.
Alcove units come in many designs and finishes from classic traditional to modern. The traditional Victorian style has mouldings, fluted columns and recessed panel doors.
Traditional options also include a cornice top, side columns, fixed or adjustable shelves, mouldings and recessed panel doors with or without mouldings or flat doors with planted mouldings, usually a small recessed plinth or skirting.
Contemporary or modern style units might have plain doors with touch catches and ‘floating’ shelves with invisible fixings. The finishes can be spray painted, hand painted or natural wood, oiled, lacquered or French Polished. Any alcove unit can be delivered ‘raw’ for your own painter or French Polisher to finish if you so prefer.
Our natural wood finishes include Oak, Mahogany, Beech, Maple, Walnut, Cherry and others to order. These can either be oiled to a light satin finish or lacquered with a highly durable satin or gloss surface.
Paint options include hand-painting for an eggshell satin finish or spraying for a perfectly smooth satin or gloss result.
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the design options for attractive bespoke alcove units for your home.