By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:37:13 PM.
Built-in bookshelves, with their visual heft and custom touches, are the ultimate luxury for the organizing-obsessed—especially if you`re renting and can only dream of such things. However, even if you do own your own place, they can often be prohibitively expensive to build. (And then there`s the matter of deciding where they should go . . . forever.)
The home`s Canadian cedar cladding and aluminium joinery is low-maintenance, and designed to weather gently over time. The natural finish blends well with the surrounding garden, with its sculptural, desert plants. “We face south-west, so the weather comes straight at us, and the wind is loaded with salt,” says Hughes. “Fortunately, the plants we liked don’t give a hoot about the wind.”
So why not hack built-ins instead? A few design tricks can turn simple floating shelves or cheap bookcases into stately furnishings fit for your most important collections. Plus, if you have to move, you can dismantle them in a snap. Here are some of our favorite ideas: