I have lots of books. Way too many really. When we moved 2.5 years ago all of those books got packed into boxes. Well, some of them were already in boxes because I didn't have enough shelves or even places to put them in the old house. While space was no longer an issue after the move, I still didn't have bookshelves for the books. So the books sat packed away in boxes again. That is, until recently. Our 2 1/2 story house has a wonderful attic area that we turned into a library.
Bear in mind that it's not done yet. We still need to remove the texturing on the ceilings and sloped walls, paint, then put in flooring, baseboards and new lighting. That's going to be a year or two away. Also, right now, the area is only accessible by a pull down ladder in the hallway. Eventually, we want to install a spiral staircase that goes between the master bedroom and the upper library floor.
Anyway, here are some before and after photos. The angles of the shots are different so it'll be a little hard to see that they are the same areas:
There are three more bookcases tucked into the storage area on the left hand side above. There's another storage area on the right hand side, but it doesn't contain any books. There's one more area that's not pictured above. It will eventually have the spiral staircase coming up into it and possibly a window seat/reading bench.
Like I said, we still have work to do, but at least the books can breathe and I can see them. Hopefully, at some time I'll have time to review the bookcases we purchased and assembled.
I think I have some weeding to do. Book weeding, that is. As much work as this was, getting rid of them is going to be harder. I'll let you know how that goes, too.