Smart Idea: Floating Shelf

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IMAGE Marijke Willems PRODUCTION Annemarie Meintjes


It is possible to have a book collection in a small apartment – all it takes is a little creativity!

Don’t let living in a compact apartment prevent you from having a library. Make the most of the space just below the ceiling by installing a Shaker-style floating shelf with hooks for hanging storage boxes for newspapers and brochures, and a stepladder to reach your books.

Start on one wall and, as your collection grows, take the shelving right around the room. You can go the DIY route with shelving cut to size, but books are heavy, so it might be best to call in a carpenter.

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