Building shelves up to windows - Design tips needed
Toni Kay-Howlett
March 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are moving into a new house at the end of April. We are well on the way with our plans for all other rooms except the one in the picture. We plan to turn it into a library / formal sitting room and are starting to engage carpenters. The plan is three walls of shelves but I just don't know how to end the shelves at the windows (or up to the door). The carpenter we have spoken to suggested rounded corner shelves but I can't be the first person to come across this challenge and I wondered if there is anything else we can do.

Any ideas?
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Don't spend money on some thing you never know if the buyer gonna appreciate or not leave it up to him stage it in a way that lets take every thing when you move
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Toni Kay-Howlett
Sorry I wasn't clear - this is at our new house.
0 Likes   March 18, 2013 at 4:39AM
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What are u going to use shelves for? It is a pretty room as is - I'm having a hard time envisioning all those shelves.
0 Likes   March 18, 2013 at 4:49AM
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Gabberts Design Studio
Typically built in shelving would end in a corner, but I don't see a logical place to end them in this room, with the bay window. What is on the wall that you took the picture from? Could you build in cabinetry on the wall we can't see? I'm assuming there is a door there, however wrapping the shelving around the door would work.
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Why not build the shelves around and straight down but under the windows create a seating area...
Bench and Mantel
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Toni Kay-Howlett
I have just always wanted a library and we have this spare room on the main level, so we wanted to take advantage.

The wall the pic was taken from has French doors opening to the dining room. The wall on the right ( of the window as you look at it) has an entrance door from the hallway.

We were planning on a bench under the window and tying in with shelving, I just don't like the idea of shelves jutting out at the window but I'm wondering if that's out only choice (if we want shelves).
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Toni Kay-Howlett
I really like the second picture asvinteriors posted.
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I like the second pic also.
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