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Local libraries are the heart of many a community. In much the same vein, a home library– integrating more than a few scattered bookcases– can support enjoyable learning time and pleasure for the entire family.

Identifying and redesigning the right space in your house as a home library addition is more easily achieved with the help of a professional design build renovation company. You need a company that is licensed, creative and reliable and one that has a good reputation for meeting local permitting and zoning requirements. Contact DMJ Restorations for your free consultation!

Planning for the Initial Library Addition Meeting

Good communication at your first meeting with a competent project manager makes the project go more smoothly.

Information you should bring with you to this meeting of the minds includes: a list of potential rooms or portions of rooms that might make a good home library addition; your projected budget; ideas about how you and other members of your family will use the space; and photos of home library projects you like.

Searching for Design Ideas?

Below are some examples of  creative home library additions from small to large for various aspect of your home:

Culinary/Kitchen Library

Analyze your kitchen space to see if you can tuck in some built-in shelves above cabinetry. What a great way to showcase your cookbooks, recipes and any other reading you would like to have close by while you prepare your meals!

Staircase Storage/Book Collection

Whether leading into a basement rec room or up into a second floor, staircases often conceal hidden space behind finished walls. Consider asking your remodeler to open a wall to retrofit the space with shelves and book cubbies .

Pictures of closets transformed into library space abound online. AdorePics selects one of the best to share– a shallow living room closet with doors removed and a fancy arch installed around the opening.

Create Delightful Spaces home library ideas

Built-in, floor-to-ceiling shelving can turn awkward spaces, like narrow halls or rooms with odd angles, into elaborate, welcoming reading domains.

When it comes to organizing books, weary parents may resort to piles that can make it difficult for little ones to find favorite picture books. A shallow display shelves, on which the books face cover forward, is a great way to avoid that pitfall.

Traditional Reading Room

If you can afford a home library addition that occupies an entire room, consider the cozy, quiet ambience of a traditional reading room. Be sure to include work desks, tables and areas in addition to comfortable furniture, such as overstuffed armchairs.

Minimizing the Sawdust

The beauty of hiring a design build remodeler like DMJ Restorations to construct your library– whether in a closet or a spacious room– is that you’ll spend less time dwelling in sawdust. You’ll also manage to relax with a cozy book a much sooner.