The Home Library Reborn

In an age of tablets, e-books, and online info gathering, one could be forgiven for thinking that the home library is dead. Instead, savvy homeowners are creating libraries out of wide hallways, dinning or living room walls, and unused bedrooms. And whether they are housing First Editions or thrift store finds, e-book availability is actually creating a boon for book sellers as readers want to have and hold a physical copy of a tome with which they fell in love, online.   

Stunning use of bookcases, storage, and work areas make this room a real show stopper. Tall ceilings don't mean that books are inaccessible thanks to a rolling rail ladder. Mixed materials insure that this eclectic area won't quickly look dated. 

This beautiful bookcase wall makes the owner's home office feel welcoming and professional. Crafted out of a spare bedroom, the french doors and gracefully arching bookcases make this room feel as if it were designed for purpose instead of a former "junk room."

No matter the home style, built-in bookcases create a sense of permanence and stability and the books and photos displayed tell a story of the occupant's lives and traditions. 

Platinum Kitchen Designs can create stunning built-in bookcases that complement your home and lifestyle.

Alexandrea Merrell