Incorporating Built-In Bookshelves: An Elegant Storage Solution

Incorporating Built-In Bookshelves: An Elegant Storage Solution

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Updating the look of a specific room in your home can be a fun yet challenging task. Sure there are a lot of ideas, themes, and decor to choose from but picking the right one is difficult. Built-in elements can add character to any home from a 1920s bungalow to a 1990s cookie-cutter home.

If you want to transform a blank wall into a stylish and usable space, built-in bookshelves are the answer. Bookshelves are a great way to showcase your personality with the added bonus of extra storage.

Built-in Bookshelves Styles

Luxury interior designers in Orlando can design built-ins according to your style, personality, and your household’s specific needs. There are so many different ways to include built-in bookshelves in your home that are beautiful and have a purpose.

Library Style Bookshelves

Library-style built-in bookshelves generally refer to an old-world aesthetic with rich wooden shelves that stretch from the floor to the ceiling. The key to achieving the feel of a library is color and material selection to make it cozy and inviting. A quintessential element of library built-in bookshelves is a rolling ladder to reach the top-most shelves for a really good book. 

Corner Shelves

Corner built-in bookshelves come in a variety of styles and can be customized to maximize storage space. In a kitchen, for instance, corner shelves can serve as a place to display cookbooks or heirloom cookware on open shelves on top while storing small appliances, bakeware, or extra serving dishes in covered cabinets on the bottom.

These shelves can be installed directly on the wall or could simply look like built-in shelves but are actually freestanding, which is an ideal solution for renters.

Built-in Alcove

Installing built-in bookshelves in a little alcove of your home can create an intimate and cozy nook. Make the most of it by turning it into a place to read with a comfy chair or a dedicated space for your hobby with a worktable and organized supplies.

Benefits of Built-In Bookshelves

Built-in bookshelves maximize the vertical space in a room, providing a cohesive look without making the room feel smaller. Unused space in your kitchen, living room, or dining room will be more functional as a display corner for your cookbooks, antique collection, or an actual library in the house. Built-in shelves provide a safe and secure place for your valuable items so be sure to include them in your home renovation design.

By nature, built-in bookshelves are customized to any space, from awkward corners to small square footage. They can also be customized to accommodate specific items you want to display such as short Funko Pop figurines to tall academic awards or sporting trophies. You can choose to leave all the shelves visible, enclose it all with doors or drawers to hide the contents on the shelves, or a combination of both, leaving the top empty and enclosing the bottom.

Your home can be totally transformed with a custom design feature like this. Regardless of how you style your custom built-in bookshelves, they will certainly become a conversation piece and potentially the focal point of a room.

Built-In Bookshelves Custom Designed by Professionals

A luxury interior design firm will be able to design custom built-in bookshelves for your home that fits into the overall aesthetic of your space and then will help you style it with key pieces to elevate the room. Contact our team to schedule a consultation and start developing a design concept for your built-in bookshelves.

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