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Storage  /  August 11, 2021

The Benefits of Installing a Built-in Book Case

The Benefits of Installing a Built-in Book Case

No matter the size of the area, homeowners are always clambering for new and better ways to create space. With so many options, how do you decide which one is right for your home? If you are looking for storage solutions in Ottawa, Handyman Connection can answer any questions you have about how built-in bookcases can create space and purpose in a room.

Adding Space

Choosing to add a built-in bookcase to your home can create additional floor space and storage. Rather than having to work your floor plan around mobile storage, the walls become the storage. The functional space that you can use for walking or furniture will increase. Built-in bookcases add additional space and can add more storage options. Expert planning can even position built-in bookcases behind smaller furniture pieces, opting for cabinet storage unnecessary for frequent access. 

Adding Accent

Built-in bookcases can become the accent wall of the room. Some built-in bookcases are on every room wall, but they become the focal point when purposed as just one wall. Adding ornate or colourful shelving adds an element of style. Some homeowners opt to paint the back wall of the shelving for a peek-a-boo pop of colour behind the books or trinkets displayed therein. Others use the back wall for wallpaper accents or textural features. Combining an accent wall with built-in shelving complements the interior design.

Adding Purpose 

Opting for built-in bookcases rather than undergoing a more extensive renovation can help repurpose an awkward area in the home. Everyone has seen an awkward wall placement or floor plan with a window in a strange spot. Adding built-in bookcases to that area helps repurpose it for storage and display rather than investing in a more costly renovation. The purpose of the wall then becomes a built-in bookcase. 

Some homeowners choose built-in bookcases for an entire room. When bookcases are added to a whole room, whether floor-to-ceiling or even as half walls, the area is then purposed as either a library or a display room. Repurposing an entire room with built-in shelving will require professional assessment and renovations. If you are making home renovations in Ottawa, Handyman Connection is skilled with custom built-in bookcase installations.

Adding Value 

Built-in bookcases, when expertly planned, can last through time and trends. The value of a home is increased when quality renovations are completed that add functionality to areas. Built-in bookcases create additional space and storage, both of which are in high demand when homebuyers tour properties to buy. 

Adding Consideration 

Determining any drawbacks that built-in bookcases might have in your home is also an essential part of planning.

  • Sizing 

Be cautious when planning your built-in bookcases. Be sure that others will be able to use the storage just as optimally as you have. Custom-built shelving that only precisely fits your own tiny or extra-large items can make it difficult for potential homebuyers to envision what to do with the space. 

  • Time 

Investing in quality materials and quality handiwork is essential to the long life of built-in bookcases. Hastily assembled cheap materials can be a quick fix now but may bow and warp under the weight of books. Safety and longevity are guaranteed when you opt for skilled professionals like the Handyman Connection. 

  • Purpose 

An extensive library makes sense for your family but may not for another family. That area is then tricky to repurpose. Stationary, custom placement for entertainment can also be difficult to resize with changing technology. 

When considering a built-in bookcase for your home, adding space, accent, purpose, and home value are tremendous benefits. Consult Handyman Connection in Ottawa to discuss a custom consultation and plan for any potential drawbacks the renovation might have for your home.

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