Monday, January 17, 2011
Rooms with lots of windows can be delightful, with all that natural light, and often some inspiring views: a cityscape, a lovely yard, etc. But sometimes those rooms present storage challenges - and that's when under-window bookcases can come in handy. Low shelves can also be good for storing things you want younger children to be able to reach.
Let's look at some options - there are many styles available - going from the shortest to the tallest. All of these would fit under the window in my home office.
We'll start with the Offi bench box, at only 22 inches tall - 23.5 inches with the optional casters.
Then there's the Mission under-window bookshelf from L.L.Bean, at 24 inches tall. A very similar (if not identical) product is the under-window bookcase sold by Manchester Wood.
Levenger's No-Room-for-a-Bookcase Bookcase is also just 24 inches tall. Update on April 15, 2014: Levenger no longer sells this bookcase.
If you have a bit more room, there's this window bookcase from Rush Industries, which is 26 inches tall.
Lilly and Lolly, in Australia, is the source for this bookcase; it's 69 cm (about 27.2 inches) tall.
The Curvee shelf, available in seven different colors, is a bit taller at 27.6 inches. [via Apartment Therapy]
The TrueModern low bookcase is quite a bit taller - 30 inches. The backing comes in your choice of three colors.
Scandinavian Designs also has a bookshelf that's 30 inches tall, available in three different wood finishes.
Land of Nod has a six-cube bookcase that's 31.25 inches tall.
And here's a solid oak bookcase that's 800mm - about 31.5 inches - tall.
Modular shelving units might also work - more on them soon!