The dream of having a home library is one that many of us harbor. Having a quite place of your own to read and relax with your books may be something that you have thought about for years. Of course, having a room that you can devote to a library might be a lot to ask. That’s why this idea is so divine.
Asking a spouse to allow you to have an entire room devoted to your love of literature might not be in the cards but relationships and home remodeling are all about compromise. You might even find that you don’t have enough books to fill a whole library anyhow. So, what about a library nook for starters? Is there a corner or a wall with a window where you could start your library nook or cubbie?
A nice double window where you could make a window seat or a corner that is underutilized might be the perfect spot for your home library. Look around the house and make a list of different spots that you wish to claim as your starter library. Sketch out plans for each of these locations before making a decision and discuss it with your partner. Get their input and thoughts on your plans.
Once you decide on a location for your new home library, measure the space and begin making plans for your remodeling project. Usually, a rough draft is required first and then deciding upon the height of shelves comes next. Keep in mind that you may wind up with some books that are taller than others. Of course, you might wish to make all your shelved the same height to maintain the uniform look of your library.
The great thing about this remodeling project is that most of the materials do no have to be of the highest quality. You can spend the better part of your remodeling budget on trim work and molding. You might want to use premium woods such as cherry or mahogany for the face of your bookcases and trim.
Be sure to save some money out of your budget for all the little things that you’re going to want to add to your new library nook. You may want to find a comfortable chair that suits you as well as a nice lamp to light your reading area. You might also want to spend a little time browsing for new books at a flea market or your local used bookstore. Complete your library with a small table for your tea and a warm blanket and you have heaven on earth.
You see, your dream library doesn’t have to be a dream. With a little planning, some understanding from your partner and a little work you can have the library of your dreams. It doesn’t have to encompass an entire room to begin with. You can start out small and gradually take over the room. Don’t tell you partner about your plan for room domination. That’s a secret between us. Now, get to work planning that library home remodeling project of your dreams.