The good news? Our 3rd bedroom is a GUILT FREE office.
Back in June, Rusty and I commissioned Black Mountain Furniture to design our custom built-ins. We desperately needed them. Between the two of us, we had enough books to fill up the bed of Toyota Tacoma. It quickly became an issue when we got them all in one room.
Here are some pictures of the built-in bookshelves and free standing desk:
Since the owners of BMF just happen to be our good friends, Craig and Reginia, they stayed over for dinner and Reginia staged them really quickly to get some pictures for her website.
*Note - these would be about 1/4th of the books we kept. What did we do with the rest of them? Well, we boxed up the manuals, textbooks and other resources and stored them in the basement. We donated about 2 boxes to a book drive at our school. The BEST thing we did was list them on Paperback Swap and earned credits for new books we were dying to read.
We absolutely love the built-ins. The detached desk is a great feature because it allows us to be flexible where we want the piece to go, and it allows for us to open the room up as a make-shift guest bedroom.
Do you have a space that you think would benefit from built-ins or special storage? What ideas do you have in mind for them?