Showcase your impressive book collection through custom library cabinets and shelving. Well-designed library cabinets use a mixture of open and enclosed storage spaces to increase the aesthetic and functionality of your space. Library cabinets are also a great return on investment as they increase the value of your home.
With a team of experienced designers, carpenters, and installers who go the extra mile to deliver what you expect, we design made-to-measure cabinets that fit flawlessly in your home.
Designing the Right Library
Designing your dream library can be a challenge as there are a plethora of different bookshelf types and styles to choose from.
Depending on your desired layout, you can opt for either single-sided bookshelves, double-sided bookshelves, or both. Single-sided bookshelves are great for an open concept library as they are typically placed against a wall. Double-sided bookshelves are perfect for a more structured layout as they can be used to create rows and sections within your home library.
Single-sided bookcases only allow books to be placed on one side. This is ideal if the bookshelf is placed against a wall as it prevents the books from falling out from the other side.
Double-sided bookcases allow for books to be placed on both the front and back, which is a great way to utilize your library space. Double-sided bookshelves can also be used as non-permanent room divider to divide a smaller space.
Low library bookshelves are lower in height than traditional bookshelves which makes them ideal for storing children’s books. Due to their lightweight, many low library bookshelves have wheels that allow for a more flexible library layout. They can also be utilized in a child’s bedroom or a baby’s nursery.
Bookshelves with drawers help maximize your storage space through display shelves as well as drawers. Additionally, these are great for those who do not have a large book collection but still want the height of a traditional bookshelf.
Your design options are endless when it comes to creating a custom library. Here are a few design ideas to consider:
Custom Library Ladder
A custom library ladder is both functional and adds to the aesthetic of your library. Library ladders are either moved manually with a J-style hook or have a rolling instrument that allows them to slide across the bookshelf. Incorporate a library ladder into your custom design for easy access to books that are out of your reach.
Glass doors are a great way to showcase your valuables while protecting them. Vintage books and collectibles must be stored in an enclosed space to protect them from moisture, heat damage, and dust particles.
Add to the relaxing ambiance of your library by adding built-in LED lights behind your books. This will illuminate the books and make them easier to read.
What Melio Custom Cabinets Offers?
Do you have innovative ideas for your kitchen and want to start remodeling it? At Melio Custom Cabinets, we do it all – from designing to refacing to installing! Our experienced remodeling contractors can come up with a kitchen we are confident you and your family will love.
Cabinetry is the heart of your kitchen, and we provide a range of high-quality materials and accessories to make your dream kitchen last.
Range of Selection
With endless combinations of cabinet material, colors, styles, and accessories, our customers have not one but several favorite kitchen designs to choose from.
Our team of experienced and highly professional staff will ensure that your kitchen is beautifully built and accurately installed.
Exceptional Customer Service
Your concern is our concern at Melio Custom Cabinets. Our team of experts is available to address your queries and offer the best advice to suit your requirements.
Remodeling your kitchen space is costly and requires considerable planning. Our skilled team is available to meet and answer your questions to help you make a decision.
Choosing the Right Material
Solid hardwood doors in maple, oak, or cherry are commonly used for stained doors where the wood grain’s natural beauty is enhanced and protected by a professionally applied finish. Wood doors are strong and durable, and scratches or dents can be repaired with sanding and a coat of matching stain.
Stained wood doors are a great choice for homeowners wanting classic-looking cabinetry that shows off both the beauty and the sturdiness of hardwood doors.
MDF or Medium Density Fiberboard is a manufactured wood product that combines wood fibers with wax and resin. MDF is denser than hardwood and offers a much smoother finish with no graining. This makes MDF an ideal material for making painted cabinet doors. Due to its density and consistent structure, MDF can be machined using high-speed CNC cutting tools. These tools help create a variety of different 3-D profiles which are perfect for cabinet doors.
MDF, as a material, is not waterproof. However, by painting its surface, MDF becomes highly water-resistant which makes it ideal for high humidity places like bathrooms or kitchens. It’s also a favorite for cottages as its durability helps keep it intact during the hot and humid summers.
Acrylic is a non-toxic finish that gives a perfectly smooth texture and a high-gloss appearance to your space. Acrylic doors are made by applying sheets of acrylic over medium-density fiberboard (MDF), covering it with a protective layer, and sealing at the edges.
This high-quality synthetic material comes in a perfect mirror-like finish that’s shatter and chip resistant. Available in a wide range of colors, acrylic finish gives a resplendent appearance to your home.
Thermofoil cabinets are cost-effective, easy to care for, and easy to maintain. They are available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Thermofoil cabinets are made using a flexible vinyl material that is applied by heating the vinyl and molding it over medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Thermofoil cabinets are prized as ideal for kitchen or bathroom cabinets because of their superior moisture resistance. Their laminate surface is stain-resistant and easy to clean. The laminate also ensures the cabinet is resistant to chips and cracks, even in high humidity environments.
Library Cabinets FAQs
Melio Custom Cabinets uses a variety of materials for library cabinets, including hardwood, medium-density fiberboard, plywood, particleboard, and laminate.
Yes, we can build and install library cabinets around a fireplace, although whether it is feasible may depend on various factors such as the type of fireplace you have – gas, or electric.
Typically, library cabinets are built within 4-6 weeks and can be installed within a day. The time may vary due to factors such as the material chosen, and the cabinet size.
Built-in libraries are said to increase the value of your home. They must be built from durable, high-quality material, such as hardwood, must showcase fine craftsmanship, and serve the purpose of offering storage space for books and magazines.
We provide our custom cabinetry services from London in the West to Whitby in the East, and Barrie in the North to Toronto in the South.