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How Do I Choose the Best Corner Bookcase?

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  • Written By: Dan Cavallari
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  • Last Modified Date: 07 December 2016
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A corner bookcase is a great way to efficiently use a part of the room often neglected or otherwise left bare. Choosing the best corner bookcase starts with measuring the area in which you intend to place it so you can determine what size bookcase will work best in the space. Do not forget to measure the height of the room as well, since some bookcases can be quite tall. Once you have determined your space limitations, you should consider how much you are willing to pay for the unit, as the prices may vary significantly according to materials, brand, and so on.

The styles and designs available for a corner bookcase can vary significantly, and choosing the one that is best for you is largely a matter of preference. You can narrow down your search by deciding whether you want an enclosed or an open-air bookcase. An enclosed bookcase is a good option for keeping books and other items protected and stable, while an open-air bookcase tends to be less stable but eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing. An enclosed corner bookcase will also tend to be larger, so if the corner looks excessively bare, an enclosed bookcase is a great way to fill the space.

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The materials used to build the bookcase will have a significant impact on the strength and durability of the corner bookcase, as well as the overall aesthetic appeal. It may help to research the different materials available; if you want a wooden bookcase, be sure to consider the various types of wood that will affect the way the bookcase looks. Some woods are naturally beautiful and strong, while others need painting or staining to ensure they are not susceptible to rot, mold, or other damage.

Consider whether you want the corner bookcase to include a small cabinet as well. This is useful for storing items that you do not necessarily want visible, as the books on the shelves will be. Some bookcases feature a small cabinet on the lowest part of the case for convenience and stability. You may also want to consider fully enclosed bookcases that feature hinged doors, usually made of wood and glass so the items within are visible. This is, again, a matter of preference, and the price of such a bookcase is likely to be higher than other, simpler models without cabinets, doors, or other added features.

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