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The Many Benefits of Bookshelves


Storage is a top priority for many modern homeowners. After all, who isn’t looking for new ways to control clutter, improve organization, and display belongings? Storage pieces beautifully fulfill these purposes. From armoires to media cabinets, there are many different possibilities when it comes to storage furniture.

One of our favorite multi-purpose pieces? Bookshelves. Here’s a closer look at how adding bookshelves to your living space can vastly amplify your storage options:

Beyond Books

The number one use for bookshelves that comes to mind is book storage. Whether you’re an avid reader or you’ve simply amassed a collection of novels over the years, storing them in a bookshelf can help keep them accessible and in excellent condition. If you’re looking to create a reading nook or library in your home, bookshelves are a must-have.

However, book storage is just the beginning when it comes to the usefulness of bookshelves. They’re also ideal for storing many other things, including framed photographs, keepsakes, and collections – while also serving as a beautiful backdrop. The usefulness of bookshelves isn’t limited to dens and family rooms, either. They can also be used for storage in bedrooms, dining rooms, and more.

A Decorative Touch

Just because bookshelves are inherently functional doesn’t mean they can’t also be ornamental. In fact, bookshelves are available in many different shapes and styles – meaning they can enhance the form of your home as well as its functionality.

From a modern and minimalist bookshelf to a more classic bookshelf, there’s a piece for every taste. In this sense, a bookshelf is much more than a storage piece, but an expression of your personal style, too. Furthermore, a well-styled bookshelf has the potential to become an eye-catching focal point in any space.

Custom Bookshelves from Croft + Spire

While all bookshelves can make your home more liveable, inviting, and attractive, Croft + Spire bookshelves are in a class of their own. This family-owned and operated business has been providing high-quality handcrafted furniture for more than 40 years. Working closely with master Amish craftsmen in wood shops throughout the country, Croft + Spire offers bookshelves made with unparalleled workmanship for true heirloom potential.

Not only that, but Croft + Spire custom made bookcases can also be designed to meet your unique needs and specifications. For example, if you’re working with a limited amount of space, the Pine Corner Bookcase – available in multiple sizes – offers a small footprint with ample storage. Meanwhile, if you’re decorating a larger room, Croft + Spire’s custom home libraries are guaranteed to make a dramatic impression.

If you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for or what will work best in your home, Croft + Spire has you covered there, too. We invite you to peruse our extensive inventory of bookshelves – including the Windham Bookcase, Colonial Pine Bookcase, Shaker Bookcase, Paris Bookcase, and Brownstone Bookcase – to get a better understanding of the breadth and depth of options. A member of the Croft + Spire team can also guide you through the many bookcase and customization options.

Today’s homeowners have many choices when it comes to interior decorating. At a time when most people are at home more than ever before, it’s never been more important to prioritize furniture that enhances how you live and feel in your home.

Visit our showroom in Ellington, CT, or contact us today to learn more about our custom bookshelves and other extraordinary home furnishings!