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Our new built-in bookshelves are being constructed. Originally we had a short, new, corridor between our extension and existing living area. During the design phase we decided to widen the corridor and narrow the walk-in pantry to incorporate bookshelves.

We also decided to wrap them around the corner, along one of the walls of the existing living room.

The hallway is an additional one, and isn't the main 'route' between sections of the house. We are all keen readers, so I am sure that we'll fill them quickly.


  1. Suggest you round the corners of the bookshelves to stop young kids running into them.

  2. Good thought Anonymous. The risk is probably similar to any table corner. However we're going to think about whether we need to do it.

  3. I'm still jealous of your bookcases! Just thought you should know. :P

  4. I loved seeing your bookcases up close today. I think they are fantastic! I wouldn't go for rounded corners though, it would ruin the look of them. With the wall corners and the roof edging all being squares I wouldn't want to introduce anything rounded. I think they are architecturally and aesthetically pleasing! :D

  5. We're keeping the corners as they are. Our builder, Matt, has offered to round them off if we want it, but the overwhelming opinion is that it will ruin the look of them and we can pad the corner until the children are a little older if there is a problem (just like we did for a few years with our dining table corner when it was close to a walkway in our house, pre-renovation).


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