Published at Tuesday, October 24th 2017. by Lupe Welch in Furniture Home.
There are four most important types or categories of bookcases. Under these four main categories are a plethora of different bookcase styles that might fit your space. Each type comes in a number of sizes, shapes and finishes allowing you the certainty that you will find something to match your taste and current home or office decor.
The three main types of bookcases are:
1. Barrister Bookcases - A barrister bookcase works best in large rooms, because they take up a lot of floor space. They feature glass doors that slide out of the frame to protect the books, and have large shelves designed to accommodate tall items. This type of bookcase would be suitable for persons that collect antique books as the books are kept protected inside the glass case.
First, a shopper must consider the dimensions of the area where he or she wants to put the bookcase. Its important to choose a bookcase that will fit comfortably into that area of the room. Fortunately, bookcases are available in a variety of widths and heights that suit many types of rooms. Its a good idea to take exact measurements of the area in a room before purchasing your bookcase.
3. Leaning bookcases - Leaning bookcases are open backed so they contrast against the wall adding visual interest. A leaning bookcase generally has an frame that tapers down. Because of the A frame most leaning bookcases can be displayed as a corner bookcase. They provide good utilization of space and since the back is open providing a view of the wall they will also provide aesthetics.
2. Modular Bookcases - Modular bookcases are good for any type of room. They come in sets that can be stacked to create a tall bookcase that will utilize wall space, or they can be stretched out along or across a room to utilize floor space. They can even be separated so each unit is a single bookcase. This feature allows them to be used as a bookcase as well as serve as beautification for the room. So these bookcases can be said to be multifunctional. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from traditional squares to contemporary triangles.