Modular bookcases come in sets that can be stacked, stretched out or even used individually. You can use them to create a traditional looking bookshelf or you can mount them to the wall in creative ways. These bookcases also come in a variety of sizes and designs, so you can use them just about anywhere. Barrister bookcases have glass doors protecting each shelf. Each door has its own hinge, so you can easily slide the glass out of the way when needed. These bookcases are generally fairly large, and they are perfect for protecting your favorite books, knickknacks, collectibles and other important memorabilia.
Built-in bookcases are made to be built into a room. Because they become part of the wall space, they are a great way to open up a room. You do have to plan carefully when deciding to use these bookcases, however, because they cannot be moved around like other models can. Corner bookcases are made to utilize space in small rooms by providing tons of great corner storage. By decorating your homes corner space you can add lots of practical organization and stylish flair.
Most people tend to organize their lives in a square, 90 degree fashion. Our TV and computer screens are square, our tables, our parking spaces (okay, a stretched square...), our money, in short, everything has corners. Our homes too almost always are designed with square rooms. This is nice, neat, easy to organize, and BORING. Its too easy to get roped into fitting everything into neat and tidy corners. The problem is that most furniture is not designed to fit into the corners. Even if you do stuff a couch or bookcase into the corner, you waste space, and it tends to feel cramped and somehow, not right.
There is no doubt that modern furniture styles have come a long ways towards being more comfortable and convenient. A prime example of this is how the ottoman of today serves several purposes, versus only offering a resting spot for feet and legs. The once heavy bases of vintage ottomans have been replaced with hollowed centers that turn the normal ottoman into a storage ottoman. A Little More than a Storage Bench.
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