Family Reading Space, Birmingham

“We have a beautiful hassle-free, maintenance-free family room and our children love it!”

Lexie Gardner

Family Reading Space, Birmingham

A family room, situated on the ground floor for easy access, is designed to encourage quiet time for four young children.

Summary

Reading and books dominate this beautiful space with colourful and accessible shelving giving plenty of face-out display for a range of books. Built-in storage was an important aspect of the brief to ensure the space was kept tidy but equally important was a large table for the children to come together to share crafts and jigsaws. A two-tier Hideout House and an integrated hideyhole seat have been used to create cosy corners for the children to curl up with their favourite books.

The brief

The brief was to create a family space that catered for the needs of four children of different ages. “I really wanted to create a space that would encourage my children to read and immerse themselves in quiet activities” says Lexie.

The results

Lexie was keen not to overfill the room and to maintain the spacious feel but at the same time she wanted to create exciting cosy reading corners that the children, who are different ages, could all access. “I wanted a design that worked for us a family and fitted our lifestyle. But I also wanted to future-proof it. We included features that the children will hopefully still want to use when they’re older. I’m delighted with the result. The children spend a lot of time in here and despite there being a TV in there, it’s rarely on. They spend their time reading, doing homework, creating & painting – they love it.”

“If anyone else is looking for a similar space, I’d say draw up a wishlist of products that you like and consider how you operate as family unit and you’ll hit the ground running. For us the process was seamless!”

Lexie Gardner

The BookSpace team is dedicated to designing the perfect library for your school and our library consultants along with our designers spend many hours developing plans and visuals to make sure we create a library with which you are 100% happy.

Our free design service is extremely popular because of the high quality bespoke attention we give to each unique project. As a small company you will appreciate that we don’t always have the capacity and resources to make the service available to every school who is refurbishing their library. So we would like to understand more about your plans in order to assess whether our service and products provide the best match for your needs.

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