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Five Steps for Building a Room from Scratch

  1. Start by assessing the function and location of the space . Sleeping area, work space, play space? Look at the room from different vantage points, will this been seen from other rooms or hallways? Take pictures of the space so you can asses the photographs (flaws always seem exaggerated in photos) Measure the space, how much room do I have to implement the functional pieces in this space?
  2. Libraries are a great way to add interest, function and storage to an unused area of your home. Our library area will add valuable real estate to our home by maximizing square footage, bookcases add height without taking up floor space. Look online and in design magazines for inspirational libraries. Lets get started! Take your measurements with you when you go shopping for furniture. This way we will know for sure how many bookcases we will need to fill our space, how much room we have left for other furnishings and accessories. In this case we are using multiple bookcases to form one large piece.
  3. Place the largest pieces first. We have one big wall so make the most of it. Line the bookcases up to create a wall of shelving. From here I really want to make sure that my odd shaped room doesn't end up looking messy so I’m going to add some closed storage, armoires are perfect for hiding bulky storage items and making use of my “L” Shaped area. Next, layer in the medium sized pieces. Floating seating like small scale armchairs and a long side table will add warmth and functionality to the library.
  4. Invest in nice storage accessories! Smaller decorative items pack a big punch in our library. Gather up all you books and magazines, place them in colour groupings  neatly on your bookcases.  Place “out of site” items in decorative boxes on the bottom shelves.
  5. Next pile in a couple of accent pillows, a floor lamp for reading and a small round accent table to complete your new library area.

Vancouver Makeover Suppliers:

Handywork:
Crestwell Renos
www.Crestwellrenos.ca
604-783-6059

Furniture and Accessories:
Ikea
www.ikea.com

Pier 1
www.pier1.ca

Paint:
Benjamin Moore 2010-40 Coral Gables

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