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Bookcase Ideas - Built-In Bookshelves


Built in Bookcase Ideas and Pictures | New Home Trends | New Homes Raleigh NC

Decorative Bookcase Photos and Ideas for Your New Home


Built-in bookcases and bookshelves can add tremendous character and permanence to nearly any room of your new home.

Whether you're a book lover, or just looking for an appealing, permanent place to display your favorite curios, a built-in bookcase may be just the right touch.

There are many different styles of built in bookcases. Here are a few different bookcase ideas and pictures for your new home.


Built in Bookcase Ideas and Pictures | New Home Trends | New Homes Raleigh NC
Built in bookshelves are most commonly found next to the fireplace in the family room, great room, or living room.

Bookcases can be set in to the wall, with a small bit of decorative trimwork outlining the bookcase.

Nearly all bookcases have fixed shelves with a standard space between.





Built in Bookcase Ideas and Pictures | New Home Trends | New Homes Raleigh NC








Built-in bookcases can be custom designed for a wide variety of different locations, including underneath a serving bar at a kitchen half wall.

The bookcase offers a nice storage area for books or bins, while the space still feels open.

Decorative picture frame trimwork and two piece crown moulding add appealing visual detail to the support column.



Built in Bookcase Ideas and Pictures | New Home Trends | New Homes Raleigh NC

Here's a photo of a built in bookcase that's just a little out of the ordinary, without being excessively expensive. This bookcase fills the wall of one room, with two sections set back and two sections set forward.

The middle section can be framed forward during construction of the new home, or completed after construction with a little interior trim and framing skill.

The crown moulding and baseboard give the bookcase a nice finished look.

This bookcase style may not work for very small rooms.



Built in Bookcase Ideas and Pictures | New Home Trends | New Homes Raleigh NC



Built-in bookshelves can be included in many different locations throughout the home, including in hallways and openings.

For this look, you'll want your builder to integrate at least the framed alcove during construction of the home, but the bookshelves themselves can be added later if desired.



Built in Bookcase Ideas and Pictures | New Home Trends | New Homes Raleigh NC



Custom built, furniture grade bookshelves and bookcases can be pricey.

But the same "feel" can be obtained by using paint grade materials, then painting a deep color in a natural tone.

This bookcase includes an arched headpiece, and the floor-to-ceiling set up with large alcove for artwork or television is very appealing.



Built in Bookcase Ideas and Pictures | New Home Trends | New Homes Raleigh NC



A long hallway upstairs or down can be perfectly accented with a beautiful built in bookcase or bookcases.

Talk to your builder ahead of time about the places you'd like to include bookcases. He or she may be able to suggest some ideas for you. Even if you don't include the bookcases themselves in your construction package, a prepared alcove with the right dimensions can make it very easy to add bookcases later.

Well-crafted, custom built in bookcases will add value, appeal, and enjoyment to your new home.

Ask for more ideas, or design your own!



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