Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
Modern bookcases are wonderfully constructed and designed pieces of furniture that have in mind aesthetics and style as well as functionality. However, in spite of this, a modern bookshelf or bookcase is cheaper than ever, as vast improvements in the industry have allowed prices to be dropped dramatically.
Bookcases are now not only used to store your items, they can also define your space and decorate the room. Matching pieces can be added, such as desks, chairs, sofas, coffee tables, and beds. What was once a functional piece of furniture can now be a decorative addition to your home.
A good way to figure out how large a bookcase you need is to measure the linear footage of the books you own and then calculate how much footage is available on the bookcase you are looking at. Take into consideration how you are going to adjust the shelves for the various sizes of your books. If you have lots of small paperbacks youll have more running feet of space for them if you double up the shelves. In that case, you might want to see if you can order an additional shelf or two.
Now, with the advent of flat TVs, you can use bookcases to surround your TV, pretty much like an entertainment center would. You could even rest the TV on the bookcase, but you would probably still need to bolt it to the wall for security.
This is a great alternative, but remember that they do take up a little more space because you need the circumference of the door opening to be kept clear. If that is a problem, you might want to go with sliding glass doors on a bookcase. That should give you adjustable glass shelves and will take up less space from the rest of the room.
Bookcases are practical and decorative at the same time. They can be added to any home much easier than most cabinetry. Bookcases range from a single freestanding unit to a full library in a room of its own. They can also be built into other cabinets such as entertainment centers and kitchen islands.