Built in bookcases
We have always had uber storage in the houses we have purchased- which we took for granted. Of coarse, we had seen all of tof those houses in person before we bought them, which helps. This is where buying a house sight unseen can pose a few unexpected surprises for you once you move in. We were not prepared for the lack of storage in the new house! You really realize just how much stuff aka junk you have when there is no where to store it!!! So this is our challenge: Where can we find, create, or manipulate space for storage??? The first space was an obvious candidate.
When we bought the house there were two little alcoves as you walked through a hallway that were completely underutilized.
|This is a terrible photo of the alcoves but the only one that I have in a "before" state. You can see that the previous owners had a piece of furniture placed in the one on the left. But, sans furniture it was just empty, un-utilized space.|
Be annoyed enough to make a change!
Seeing books in the hall day after day precipitated this endeavor.
Clutter, YUCK! Bring on the bookcases.
We are so fortunate to finally be closer to my family in situations like these. My mom actually executed the bulk of the designing and building of the book cases so I am pretty weak on Steps 2-???
Towards the end though, I did take over tweaking the final design and painting.
|Ready for paint.|