Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
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.
You can buy bookcases that have open shelves. Again, we stress the benefit of adjustable shelves. This will allow you to store any size book or other item you chose to display. Most bookcases are 12 deep. A way to store larger items, such as albums, pictures, larger books, and knickknacks, is to look for bookcases that are up to 18 deep. You can also buy bookcases that are shallow-about 8 deep-that can be used for paperbacks exclusively or for CDs.
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.
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.
You can find bookcases with glass doors that protect your reading material from dust particles and childrens gooey fingers. Lawyer bookcases have glass doors that open up and slide in. They are classic and gorgeous, but do keep in mind, however, that they do not come with adjustable shelves. If you want glass doors, but prefer adjustable shelves, you might like a bookcase with glass door that open up to the side like French Doors.
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.