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Home Improvement  /  January 19, 2022

How to Create a Home Library

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Discover Top Tips on How to Create a Home Library in Lexington, KY & Nearby Cities

Creating a home library can be a dream for readers and writers alike. But the allure of books and the wonderful decorations they create is for everyone who wants to enjoy that classic look. If you are looking to create a home library, professional craftspeople are a great resource to create the exact look and design you want. Explore some tips and options on how to create a home library.

A home library can virtually go anywhere in your home. Convert an end wall in your living room or designate an entire spare bedroom to the cause. It is important to keep in mind it is best to avoid rooms with direct or bright sunlight, as these can cause the book covers to fade, and to avoid damp rooms or basements that are prone to mold or flooding.

Types of Shelving and Cases

Bookcases, wall units, shelving, and more can be custom-made to fit the space in your home or installed for you by professional craftspeople. If you are a book lover or want to step up your office game, there are many options for you to choose from.

  • Multi-depth bookshelf
  • Media library shelving
  • Display case shelves
  • Cabinet and shelf combination
  • Built in lower cabinets
  • Bookshelf with no back panels
  • Library wall with walk thru openings

Each bookcase you install, you can also create them with finishing touches such as picking out specific hardware for any cabinet drawers, adding fluting or crown molding, lighting, glass shelving, and more.

Colors and Wood Finishes

If you are making bookshelves with natural wood, there are many materials and colors to pick from.

  • Walnut
  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Cherry

Stains and finishes can create a variety of colors and looks such as Tuscan Rose for oak, or Bronze Walnut.

A home library can be completed in many ways. Create a book nook in a window with bench seats and shelving, combine your workspace with building cabinets and shelving. Bookcases can come in all shapes or sizes, so you have many options to choose from.

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