A Librarian’s Top 5 Tips To Help You Build A Home Library

If you want to build a home library, you will undoubtedly need to do some planning. This way, you will be able to save on budget as well as have a well thought out layout of the books on the shelves. The following tips will help you built your dream home library effortlessly.

Have a budget

Ask yourself how much you can afford to spend on your home library. By doing so, you will have a rough idea of the kind of home library to build. Prioritize the things you need first to avoid unnecessary spending. For instance, if you just need one or two bookcases, just buy those. The bookcases don’t need to be new as long as they will serve the purpose. You can go for secondhand bookshelves that are in good shape so as to cut down on your budget. There are many places you can get awesome secondhand bookshelves at a lower cost. Craiglist, Facebook Marketplace and Nextdoor are some of the convenient places to look for great secondhand bookshelves. Besides secondhand bookshelves, you can creatively use multimedia shelves such as those designed for Blu- rays and DVDs to store shorter books that you have no use for.

What kind of bookshelves do you need?

Knowing the kind of bookshelves you prefer to hold your book collection will really help you. If you need bookshelves that can hold your books, just go for simple shelves such as the wall shelves. These are easy and cheap to assemble by yourself and will comfortable store you books well. On the other hand, if you like fancy, elegant and sturdy shelves, just go for them. The point here is: Choose the bookshelves that will beautiful store and display your books according to how you prefer them to be.

Go for bookshelves that you can build and carry around by yourself

Building and assembling bookshelves doesn’t necessarily need to be a doubting task. You can design or assemble beautiful bookshelves that are easy to move around with ease. All you need is the right tools. To make your work more easier, look for those shop that give detailed instructions on how to assemble the bookshelves and the tools you will need. Foldable bookshelves are the latest invention and come in a variety of designs like the four-shelf folding bookcase. They are easily portable and fold up gracefully and when you want to assemble them, it will take you just a few minutes.

Number of books you need to store

The number of books you need to shelve will guide you on the right kind of bookshelves to build or buy. If you got heaps and heaps of books laying around, you will surely need bookshelves that can accommodate many books. The weight and size of your books will also dictate the kind of bookshelves to purchase. Hardcover books weigh more and take more space as compared to paperbacks. Basically, try to estimate the number of books a shelf can hold to actually know how many shelves you will need in your home library.

Organize your room well

Prior to moving in your bookshelves, it is important to move thing around and prepare the room well. You can surf through the internet for tips on how well you can decorate your home library. By doing so, you will have the inspiration to put your home library in an amazingly beautiful appearance.

If you are a book enthusiast, you need to follow these tips and build your own home library from scratch. It just takes little effort to build a magnificent home library. Just take the initiative and with time, you will have a floor to ceiling, wall to wall bookshelves in your home library.