Our living room had a major eyesore for a number of years. We had a whole wall of built-in bookshelves that were just not pretty. The shelves were useful since we have a ton of books, but there was nothing that could be done to that set-up to make it look nice. The bottom 1/3 of our shelves were unusable because toddlers love pulling books off of shelves. The ledge of the bookshelf extended out so much that it became a dumping ground for mail, keys, and any item that I didn't want the kids to reach. Our living room always looked cluttered, messy, and not very well thought out because of those shelves. It didn't matter how clean the room was.
Thankfully, due to a recent freelance job, we had the funds to update them. Jeremy had a vision and explained it to a carpenter friend of ours who executed the bookshelves perfectly. We can fit all of our books on there in a more organized and decorative manner. We also now have tons of storage at the bottom of the wall that the kids will not be able to access. I'm incredibly excited about our shelves. Jeremy clearly is too because he has been on a book buying frenzy recently.