Using a whole wall as a bookcase can look overwhelming, so try dividing the room with a fireplace.

An unconventional bookcase design like this one becomes art for your wall.

If one wall is dominated by a bookcase, be sure that the paint color is light so that the space still looks open.

Surrounding a window with a bookcase on both sides is a great use of space, and the arches at the top add visual interest.

A bookcase built into an entryway wall is perfect for showcasing pictures.

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Building A Recessed, Built-In Bookcase

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Steps on building a recessed wall unit, from Design and Space PlanningThe recessed, wall-anchored unit encompasses almost all of the variables you'll need to consider in any built-in project -- from space planning to materials selection to load-bearing capability. To begin, measure the complete work area, including wall, floor and ceiling dimensions. Note the location of obstructions such as window frames, electrical outlets and/or studs. Determine whether all working...Read Full Story
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