Bookshelves and storage units can add organization to a space. They can also be used for another purpose.
Creating a space with a room divider can be a cost efficient way to add an extra room. Adding storage into the mix provides a double duty design that can totally rework an existing area.
This kitchen with floor to ceiling shelving that is almost reminiscent of library units creates a barrier to the other room without completely obstructing it. The wood matches the cabinetry and ceiling, and allows the shelving to blend in.
A movable wall panel blocks off a sitting area and provides media storage.
Custom shelving is obviously nice, but this concept can also be done with purchased shelves or bookcases.
This ideal is also perfect for rooms that need added areas, or to zone off spaces. As seen in the Nakai House design, a bookshelf that runs along the length of the home adds instant functional walls.
Using salvaged wooden slats that have been joined and painted to reflect the interior creates a new area perfect for a desk nook, entryway console or other use.
Using cubed storage blocks off the sleeping area from the living quarters, but still offers an airy feeling so that neither side feels too closed in.
Using wheeled modular units allows an easy transfer so they can be used in other areas.
Constructing room dividers with storage can be done on a budget. For a do it yourself project, Woodself has free plans for making a room divider bookshelf. They also have an adjustable dimension calculator so that you can specify the size you need.
Craftsman’s video shows how to construct a custom room divider.
For more shelving with storage inspiration Snappy Pixels has compiled 31 ideas.
All images are via Houzz.
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