A five shelf bookcase is often a more affordable alternative to a full bookcase. It offers versatility and easy storage for large volumes of books and documents. When the shelves are not in use, they can be removed and stored away as if they were a table or dresser unit.
There are several major differences between a table and a dresser. Table and dresser units are used for storing books, not documents. Also, the dresser or table cannot be utilized in the bedroom as the floor space is already reserved for another purpose.
A five shelf bookcase will work well for storing your books, but you need to consider what documents you want to store within the unit. A large cabinet is not necessarily the best option for storing documents. The larger bookcases have shelves on all four sides. Most have either one or two doors, which are for extra storage.
The five-shelf bookcase does not come in an economical price range. Prices range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. In order to fit this type of unit, a basement with a ceiling height of eight feet is necessary. The additional cost of ceiling height will decrease the value of the bookcase.
Large retail stores such as Barnes and Noble or Target will often carry these types of units for purchase. You can also purchase them directly from the retailer if you do not want to look for a different model. If you shop around, you can usually find a quality bookcase at a reasonable price.
The next thing to consider is if you will want a security system installed. Some larger bookcases come with a hidden alarm that sounds if the door is opened. Others come with a hidden keypad code which needs to be input each time the door is opened. The choice is yours.
The final thing to consider is how big of a room it will fit in. The most expensive bookcases come with extra space that can be utilized as a bedroom. If you are looking for a larger bookcase for your home, you may find it more economical to purchase a smaller unit to save on the additional expense.
Bookcases can be found in many styles, designs, and sizes. You are only limited by your own imagination. Make sure you consider the factors above before purchasing a bookcase to ensure you are getting the most out of your money.