Bookcases and closets are the perfect spaces for storing items in your home. One issue is that vanities and bookcases take up some much-needed space in your home in order to hide or showcase your blankets, trinkets and other family belongings. One innovative idea that some homeowners and architects have latched onto is the concept of placing these furniture piece within the wall.
Since they are built into the wall or staircase, these units have some benefits. The most important one being that it allows for more foot-space in that room. You will have more room to roam about and not worry about bumping into a large piece of furniture. Since it isn’t on the floor, that also gives more play space for kids and is easier to clean that trying to maneuver around a huge bookcase.
Having a built in bookcase placed within the wall also makes way for you to style and decorate it however you want. You can custom design it to fit the room and there personality you want for that room. When building it, you can also make hidden cubby holes to hide certain things or put built-in light fixtures inside to illuminate anything you may want to show off, like collectables or your holiday Nativity scene.
Due to the customizable trait of a built in bookcase, you can hide these in almost any wall. This can also be any size or at various heights in a room. As long as the architecture allows, you can place one in your living room for books, kitchen for spice, or even a children’s room for toys. If you’re an avid traveler, collector or artist, try doing small “peep” holes in a wall rather than an entire bookcase to showcase some of your art or collectables. If you really want to get creative, a “built-in” bookcase can also serve as a secret entrance to a room.