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Three Ways To Introduce The Bookshelf Doorway To Your Home

Today we are going to pay homage to the hybrid of bookshelf and door. It’s a quick DIY fix to an otherwise arduous renovation project that can offer your living space charm and other qualities worthy of celebration.

Bookshelves hidden doorway

When I look back, in school it wasn’t enough that we celebrated and honored Abraham Lincolns, George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthdays. No we celebrated local and school resident only holidays like Wacky Wednesday, Freaky Friday, Pajama Day and the list goes on. Probably one of the most memorable is the 100th day of school. The inspired backdrop for this particular celebration was the Hundred Acre Wood, as we broke up the mundaneness of first and second period with a little party or fun dress code. From agendas filled with assignments, from your science partner failing to deliver their part, or not reaching the notes in music class these little interludes added dimension to our daily regimen of education.

Bookshelves hidden door in a traditional living room with a piano

Sometimes the structure, the walls, the doors of our home needs that as well. Some break in the monotony of certain aspects of our walls and entryways. Take a look at three of the perfect areas to implement a bookshelf door that can turn a room into fun, quirky, sophisticated, streamlined and just unique.

1. Hide and Seek

Bookshelf hidden door in kids bedroom

Ever hate how there are some parts of the house you can’t just take a sledgehammer to and destroy? The utility room, broom closet or even a haphazard closet placed in an odd spectrum of the home. Sometimes areas like these attract many users to unknowingly open the door thinking the other side will hold a spectacular prize or future in the following ways: bathroom, stairway, bedroom, anything but the dreaded dirty utility room that makes your guest stare down their nose at you for having cobwebs in there. Makes them wonder what other secrets your home may be hiding. But install a bookshelf door that becomes so in tune with the wall, it seemingly is part of the infrastructure rather than an entranceway and will help prohibit prying eyes or directionally challenged friends who always fail to find the restroom!

2. Dimension

Bookshelf hiding a door really well

Sometimes being inside the box can be safe and ordinary, and sometimes there’s not much you can do about it. But if you have a door in that box, well you can easily add dimension and charm when you utilize a bookshelf door. It flows with the room, but concaves in, rather than like the rest of the room’s furniture concaves out. Thus it instantly adds some more graphics to your inside the box syndrome. Ah, I can picture it now!

3. Additional Storage

Hidden door design for a modern interior

Even if you don’t have a desire or need for the above two, I bet I can convince you of your need for more storage, for more dependable organization methods other than your makeshift collapsible card tables stacked precariously with dry goods. Taking the entrance to your kitchen pantry and converting it into a bookshelf door will offer you similar solutions as a china cabinet or additional pantry would. Stock with cookbooks, glass canisters of flour, whatever is crowding your bottom and top cabinets, I introduce to the clutter a bookshelf door!

Something to keep in mind is you will be storing books and other décor on your “revolving” bookshelf door, so three additional things to keep in mind, 1.) Don’t choose the door with highest traffic, 2.) Don’t put your high value collectables on the door, and 3.) Cure any family members of slamming doors!

With those last thoughts in mind you should be good to go and don’t forget to close the bookshelf, I mean, door!

Momina Khan

From a very early age Momina Khan discovered her passion and talent for rearranging furniture and indulging herself with interior design. Over the years this passion has only intensified as well as her education and calling in creative writing. As a writer Momina finds Decoist a perfect environment to creating art with words on the art of DIY d[...]

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