Do you love to collect books but don’t have the space for a bookshelf big enough? Here at Out Of The Woods we can customize any space to create the best display for your books. We have a variety of styles and ways we can make the perfect bookcase or built-in. Appropriate bookcases can go a long way to providing the ideal solution to place your books or other belongings to decorate your home.
What is a built-in bookshelf?
Built-in bookshelves are shelves built into a wall so you can’t remove them. They can be sunken into the wall or they could stick out from the wall. Most walls are not very thick, they can be just a few inches deep. So, a sunken bookshelf might not work for a majority of walls. You can still have a built-in bookshelf installed; it will be more stuck out of the wall. A good place to install your bookcase or built-in would be around the fireplace, entertainment center or an odd corner in your home that is a blank space. You could also make an entire wall in one room become your bookshelf or library. Take a look around your home and decide where you would think a bookshelf could be built.
What are the benefits?
Built-in bookcases are still very popular and have a lot of benefits to them. They add visual texture to a room and can provide more storage space. Any color works with built-in’s but they mostly will go with the color scheme that is already in the room. White is always a great way to start and is the most popular. With your built-in bookshelves, if you ever decide to sell your home, they can add value.
What else can they be used for?
Built-ins and bookcases are not just for books. If you don’t have a ton of books but you do have items like dining sets, china or artwork can be placed on these custom shelves. Personal items and family heirlooms along with candles or pottery go along great. Make sure your built-in is deep enough to support your valuables. Most are built with 12” deep shelves and are able to hold the heavier things. If you do have a heavy item, you might want to make sure that the shelf itself is thick and strong enough to hold your item. A built-in can also be made to place your coats and outdoor shoes so they don’t bring in all the mud or snow into your home. You can literally do anything with these built-in shelves and bookcases, it’s up to you to find what looks good.
Running out of space in your kids’ rooms? A built-in bookcase is a great way to store and display their toys and stuffed animals. Even having one down in the basement can give you more storage for movies and games. There are so many different ways you can utilize a built-in, just contact the professionals to get it installed.
At Out Of The Woods Cabinetry, we can customize any built-in or bookcase you want to fill in that empty corner or to create more storage for your home. Our expert team can help you to determine the best solution for your property.
To learn more about the many benefits of bookcases and built ins, as well as the solutions that we offer to each, contact our experts today!