We came across a recent article in the Daily Mail which discusses why estate agents are now saying that a room filled with books is becoming a new status symbol.
“A library is aspirational and regarded as a retro retreat from the rest of our increasingly hi-tech homes.“ The National Association of Estate Agents found that “One in 10 said there has been a rise in the number of homes being advertised with a library.”
It seems that a quiet allure filled with books has become the new status symbol. With many homeowners now redecorating their homes to make good use of their underused dining rooms and home offices’ that look like they’ve been abandoned.
The article goes on to say:
“Having a library in your home can add a unique advantage when it comes to selling your property. It is a differentiator – a room by its very title that conveys peace, quiet and serenity that’s growing in popularity.”
So whether you’re planning to move house or simply looking to improve the rooms you no longer use, it might be time to start thinking how you can incorporate the perfect library in your home.
The good news is that Shelfstore can help!
- Select the depth of your shelves you wish to have.
- Select the height and width of your new system.
- Choose the number of shelves.
- Choose how many other bays you want and select the sizes for each of those.
- Decide on how you would like to stabilise your shelves.
- Choose a delivery day and we’ll deliver your shelving system in no time!
The popularity of this decorating status symbol follows a trend for ‘shelfies’ – photographs of one’s bookshelves – which have become popular on social media websites. This is something that we’ve always talked about and something that we encourage our customers to get involved in – by sharing their latest Shelfstore shelfie with us on Twitter and Facebook.