Published at Tuesday, October 31st 2017. by Stacey Williams in Furniture Home.
A glass door bookcase is an elegant and practical addition to almost any room in a home. Someone who is shopping for this type of bookcase has several interesting features to consider. The following looks at some of the appealing options when it comes to glass door bookcases.
Bookcases are available in a range of styles to meet the preferences of almost any shopper. For instance, there are bookcases made in the traditional style. Generally, these are wall bookcases that have plenty of shelves to accommodate a book collection as well as a pair of attractive glass doors. Alternatively, there are bookcases that feature a combination of styles. For example, a bookcase may double as a china cabinet. A person can store books in the case as well as display decorative knickknacks on some of the smaller shelves. There are even corner bookcases that fit neatly into the corner of a room. Some people prefer to choose a bookcase in a style that complements the other pieces of furniture in a room.
4. Shelf bookcases - Finally the most common type is the shelf bookcase from which the term bookshelf or bookshelves takes its cue. As the name implies, these are essentially shelves arranged to hold different size books and these book shelves can be open-backed or closed-backed. The most common are the 2-shelf, 3-shelf and 4-shelf bookcases although a fair number of 5 and 6-shel bookcases also make their way into book-loving homes, offices and libraries.
Door design is the next consideration for a person in the market for a glass door book shelf. There are many types of door designs to choose from. For instance, there are glass doors that lift up and slide back into a bookcase. Alternatively, there are bookcases with doors that open outward on hinges. Some bookcases have doors that slide sideways to open. A shopper must choose the door design that meets with his or her decorative tastes.
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.
The color of a bookcase is the next feature to consider. Many people like to choose bookcases that coordinate with the rest of the furnishings in a room. For instance, if a person has a collection of furniture in light-colored oak, he or she may opt for a bookcase made with the same material. There are bookcases that feature colors such as brown, black, espresso, cream, and even weathered white. There are so many colors available a shopper is sure to find just what he or she is looking for.