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Carpentry  /  September 15, 2021

Edmonton Home Repairs: Getting Organized With A Built in Bookscase

Get Organized With A Built in Bookcase

People are always looking for ways to add more style and space to their homes. But, outside of the costly overhaul of a renovation, what options do homeowners have for getting organized and adding stylish details? Built-in bookcases are one practical option that customers turn to again and again. The project is often shorter and requires almost no repair services over time. A professional carpenter in Edmonton like Handyman Connection will work with you to build the bookcase to your specs. Find out why built-in bookcases are a multi-faceted solution for your home. 

To Add Space

When you have expertly monopolized every inch of floor space in your home, where do you go from there? The best answer isn’t always to move or start a costly renovation. Choose to do like the big cities do and build up. Handyman Connection will match you with a professional carpenter in Edmonton to assess your space and maximize its potential. 

To Add Organization 

Closets and drawers aren’t the best way to store the most precious items and memories. Built-in bookcases can function as a showcase to organize collections of anything. Books are the most traditional option, obviously, by name alone. But, many a built-in bookcase has housed collections of memorabilia, trophies, photos, and even plants. The versatility of a built-in bookcase for organization is nearly limitless. 

To Add Style 

Your design style has likely already been defined in your home. A built-in bookcase can be custom-matched to your existing thematic elements so that the new build can flow with the feel of your home. Built-in bookcases can be designed to match any era or design to fit in perfectly with the look you want. Modular built-ins can be used in mid-century and modern designs. Floor to ceiling stained oak and built-in maple bookcases with clean lines trim can add to a traditional home. The list goes on. Built-in bookcases can be a natural extension of your style. 

To Add Options 

The actual options for built-in bookcases go on and on. Some of the most popular build requests are as follows:

  • Office: Create space for a desk and office materials, in addition to field-specific books. There is likely a computer in the built-in somewhere. Many people are choosing to add dropdown or roll tops to built-ins as an all-in-one option. 
  • Floating: Install above existing furniture. This is an excellent option for people who lack space for a larger build or who are renting.
  • Fireplace: The professionals at Handyman Connection can determine if your fireplace is heat-safe enough to add a built-in bookcase overtop of the mantle, in addition to the sides surrounding it. The fireplace is a focal point of a room, and using built-in bookcases will let you showcase your items as a conversation piece for guests.
  • Pantry: Use for dry goods, books, spices, or cookware. Some people prefer to keep their cookbooks with their spices in a built-in bookcase with glass doors. A non-traditional use for built-in bookcases is a pantry. 
  • TV: House a television to showcase entertainment as a focal point. When you get a new TV or change the room, you are not locked into one size or shape. Considering the changing shapes and sizes of TVs, an intelligent way to make this expertly transitional is to include adjustable shelving inside the bookcase framing.
  • Murphy: The ultimate space saver! Murphy beds have long been known for maximizing space. Murphy beds are beds that fold back up into the wall when not in use. The surrounding built-in bookcases can hold nighttime amenities like lamps, books for reading, alarm clocks, etc. 

These are just a few of countless options for built-in bookcases and their uses. Contact the professionals at Handyman Connection in Edmonton to find out which built-in bookcase meets your space, style, and organizational needs.

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