Built-in Shelves

Storage is an integral part of every basement finishing project that we work on. Built in shelving is a great solution to store and display media, books, art, photographs, toys, etc.


The choice of materials for the shelving is a question of available space, choice of style and of course budget.

Solid wood

Custom, solid wood built-in shelves offer the most luxurious finish. Our designers and carpenters will work closely with you to design a unit that fits your needs exactly. You have a variety of choices for the type of wood, stain and paint. A custom solid wood shelving unit requires the most investment as it requires real wood materials and carpenter labour. A custom built-in unit can range from $7,000 to $15,000 depending on the design and choice of wood.


Drywall is a versatile material for a shelving option as it will flow with the rest of the space. Drywall shelving can be symmetric around a TV wall or as a standalone unit. Pot lights can be added inside the shelves to accentuate the area.


MDF or Medium-density fibreboard is the most popular and affordable choice of material for built-in shelving. MDF come already finished and in standard sizes. It allows for the addition of drawers and doors to the unit allowing for maximum flexibility and customization.

Our Promise

Whatever your needs and budget are for your basement finishing project. HTR Basement Finishing Experts and designers will work with you every step of the way to make sure the shelving you choose works with your vision of the basement.