Maximising space with made to measure bookcases and storage shelves

As master joiners we build lots of made to measure bookcases and storage shelves for your clients in London. There are lots of reasons to choose made to measure shelving over standard store bought units but one of the biggest reasons is the ability to maximise space.

Older Victorian properties in London are often filled with awkward spaces, especially if they have been extended over the years, or had loft conversions done. Made to measure shelving and storage units are perfect for filling these gaps. The alcoves either side of a chimney breast are classic places to put bookshelves. We also often build bookshelves to fill dead bits of wall where rooms have been knocked through, to fit under stairs or over the top of doors.

The trend towards minimalism has also seen a lot of people choosing made to measure bookcases and furniture in recent years. Having bookcases and shelves made to measure by a skilled craftsman means that you can get perfect joins between walls and shelves with any brackets and fixings neatly hidden away. If you are going for a clean minimalist look then this is very hard to do this with standard shop bought furniture. For customers who really hate clutter we also build a lot of bespoke cupboards and storage units which can fill awkward spaces and provide somewhere for children’s toys, and all of those odds and ends that never quite seem to have a place.

Maximising small spaces

One of the big trends we have seen in recent years is the use of made to measure bookcases and shelves in small flats and houses. With the high costs of homes in London it is now often worth spending the money to customise a small home to make it more efficient and liveable. A few well built pieces of bespoke furniture or shelving can really help.

In small bedrooms a shelf can be used as a bedside table where there isn’t room for a normal night stand unit. Similarly a wider shelf in a corner or alcove can double as a desk or dressing table.

Often just putting shelves in the right places solves problems. Having a set of high shelves leaves floor space free while providing room to put things out of the way.

In small flats and houses careful organisation of space is essential to make your life easy. Having a bespoke kitchen built can be very expensive if you have a standard family home but in a small flat with a small kitchen it can be pretty cost effective. With a hand built kitchen it is possible to really tailor the units and work surfaces to the space, making it work really efficiently.

You can see more of the bespoke joinery work that we do on the projects page of our website. If you are thinking of having your own made to measure bookcases or storage in London give us a call on and we will be happy to discuss your project with you.

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