Whether you are a homeowner who loves to read or a homeowner who loves to buy books, there are always some books and magazines at home, which need to be stored well without being placed in inconvenient places. Therefore, you need a well-designed bookcase that can make the space readable. It doesn’t look so oppressive, and at the same time it can become a beautiful background in the space.
Many families do not have the space to set up a separate study room. Bookcases and desks are usually placed in the corner of the bedroom or even the living room, so it is necessary to pay more attention to the details of the design to achieve both beauty and practicality.
If you are planning to purchase or customize a bookcase, you must pay attention to the following five bookcase design traps to avoid buying an unsuitable bookcase.
1. Large bookcases are not necessarily the best to use. Moderate size is more practical.
Some people buy bookcases with the mentality that “bigger means better storage”, thinking that the taller and wider the bookcase is, the better and can store more books. However, in fact, books all have specific sizes, such as novels and comics. Relatively small books, the height is about 18-24cm, while the height of textbooks is about 30cm. Some reference books such as design illustrations or encyclopedias may be as high as 40cm, so the height of the bookcase can be customized according to the type and quantity of the user’s own book collection. and depth will be more appropriate to prevent large books from being unable to fit into small bookcases, or having to be placed horizontally, making it difficult to find the books you need due to the spine being invisible, and also preventing small books from being put into large bookcases and wasting floor height.
A bookcase does not need all bookshelves to be the same height. Matching different heights allows books of different heights to have the most suitable storage space, and also makes the bookcase look more layered.
2. Bookcases that are too high and too deep may become a storage black hole.
If the location and size of the bookcase are wrong, the items placed in it will be like being thrown into a black hole, with no chance of seeing the light of day again.
The most common “black hole” is the corner of the L-shaped bookcase. It is recommended to design it with open shelves to make it easier to access things. Bookcases that are too high are also another “black hole” because they are too high to handle heavy objects. Therefore, the highest shelf of the bookcase should be based on the height that adults can reach, preferably no more than 210cm. If it is for children, For bookcases, the shelves for storing books should be shorter.
3. The bookcase board is too thin and the laminate is easy to bend.
Books have a certain weight, and Taiwan is surrounded by islands that are relatively humid. If the shelves of the bookcase are thin, they will bend in a year or two, and the “smile curve” you least want to see will appear.
Therefore, it is recommended that when you are looking for bookcases, you can look for some bookcases with solid wood boards as the layers. For example, the furniture we customize for customers uses at least E1 level solid wood plywood, which has very good load-bearing capacity, is moisture-proof, durable, and not easy to deform. , you don’t have to worry about seeing the “smiling curve” when used to make bookcases.
When designing a bookcase, it is best not to make each shelf too wide. It is best to be within 1 meter wide, or add a board in the middle for support to make the shelf more durable. The square bookcase also functions as a bookshelf. After taking away one or two books, the whole stack of books will not fall over. This is the useful thing about the square bookcase.
4. A large number of square cabinets line the wall, making the space dull.
I just mentioned that the design of bookcases should not be too high, too wide and too deep. As a result, many people think that it would be better to fill the wall with a large number of square cabinets, wouldn’t it? But an entire wall of square cabinets will make the space dull and make it difficult to find things.
If you want the space to not become dull due to bookcases, you can create a composite design with desks, display cabinets or entryway cabinets. Use photos, books and decorations to create a life-like picture, and use the same space to meet different living needs. The beveled angle and glass door design of the bookcase can add a sense of design to the wall.
5. Don’t make too many open cabinets if you are lazy.
Open shelves are the most convenient for accessing items, but if you think you are lazy, it is best to change part of the bookcase to a hidden storage and use cabinet doors to cover up the clutter.
Not all open bookcases have room for books. If you are not careful, these spaces will become clutter shelters. Not only will the space become messy and ugly, but more clutter will pile up. Therefore, when designing bookcases, you can Install cabinet doors in some locations to collect clutter that cannot be neatly sorted into cabinets. If you can’t install cabinet doors, you can also use storage baskets to help you keep the space tidy.
If you also want to customize a bookcase or desk, you are welcome to contact our furniture salesperson at any time.