alcoves with floating shelves by Peter Murphy Carpentry, via Flickr

floating "built-in" shelves in alcoves to either side of fire place; lower cabinets with punch tin fronts to store stereo & speakers; upper cabinets for books & knick-knacks; largest spacing between shelves is

Secret Project A nook is really all you need to make a spot work for you. In fact, a spare surface can easily transform into the most productive place in a home or apartment. Installing extra shelving reinvents this living room into a working and/or studying space. Hanging a decorative curtain can give you a little extra privacy for those late nights when you need to step away.

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Create a desk space in an alcove or extra closet (does that exist?) Hide with a funky curtain when not in use.install an antique knob, etc. to hold back the curtain so it doesn& get in the way when sitting at the desk

This is a genius idea with the pull out desk as it means you could have cupboards underneath the desk - not sure how pricey this would be to build though

Built in Alcove cabinet design pull out desk cabinets and book shelves - bloody brilliant

Alcove built-in shelves/desk combo

Home How-To: Built-In Shelving

Floor lamp. Inbuilt shelves and cupboards.

TV alcove cupboard and shelves above- shows how good it can look when you give everything a home. Standard lamp looks nice in front of shelves.


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