Reading nooks are the perfect hideaways for a moment of peace and quiet at home. Some homes are large enough to dedicate an entire room as a library but finding a little cozy corner in an apartment, condo or a small residence to curl up, read a good book or magazine is the best way to end a long day.
Where you build your nook is entirely up to you. Whether you have space underneath a stairwell as shown; a bare window area that needs attention; or a dull corner in an airy room, utilizing a small space and making it functional without it looking crammed and clustered is the ultimate goal.
Small Spaces, Tight Situation
Having a nook built can be expensive. The average cost to install a built-in seating area is estimated between $840 - $1680. With the right budget, tools and creativity you can actually create your own for less than $100. Saving money to recreate this look for your home can be achieved by following these EC #DIY steps:
#DIY Tip 1: Store bought benches and nooks can run pretty high and if you're not handy with tools the option of woodwork is out of the question. So your best decision is to find an old, sturdy wooden coffee table from a resale shop or local junkyard. This shouldn't exceed $25 but budget for $40 just in case. If you can't find a wooden table to fit your budget, try these alternatives: wooden crates or cube storage unit (single cubes to build your own length).
Get the Look:
#DIY Tip 3: Bench cushions vary in price and are typically inexpensive. Creating your own won't necessarily save you money but it will definitely show off your awesome DIY skills. If want to know how easy it is to make one, check out the video below. Click this here if video isn't playing.
#DIY Tip 4: For storage underneath your brand new nook, simply add a storage basket or two. Our sponsor, Pier1 Imports, has a large selection of storage baskets currently on sale.
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