How to Set up a Small Library/Reading Nook at Home

A small library or reading nook at home is the perfect escape from the hustle-bustle of daily life. It can be your cosy little oasis of calm in an otherwise fast-paced urban lifestyle. A little corner where you can cuddle up and enjoy your flights of fantasy in solitude, shutting out the rest of the world.

You probably dreamt of a high ceiling room covered with books, ladders to reach those shelves, dim lighting, and some dark wooden furniture in your home library. These daydreams may seem impractical now, when you are faced with real-life as an adult in all its cold reality. But who says you cannot create the perfect little library in the tiniest of spaces? With clever space management, smart investment, and ample creativity, you can create your small library with a reading nook.

Here is some inspiration and a few tips to get you started on your project to build the perfect reading nook for your home:

A Cosy Couch

The most decisive factor that sets apart the perfect reading nook is how cosy it is. You should be able to sink right in and feel space evaporate the worries of your materialistic

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Office Options

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How to Seal Windows, Doors and Trim

Sealing your home’s envelope — exterior surfaces that protect it from the elements — will increase energy efficiency, prevent water damage and improve the home’s appearance. 

Temperature changes cause every home to expand, contract and crack. Sealing gaps around your home’s windows, doors and trim is necessary to keep the elements outside, where they belong.

Now, it’s easier than ever to cover those cracks and create a seal that will stick around.


This gap in a a residential doorway needs caulking
Thermal expansion and contraction lead to unsightly gaps like this one. 

About Expansion and Contraction

It’s been said that death and taxes are life’s two certainties, but every homeowner knows you can add thermal expansion and contraction to that list.

Building materials expand or contract as the temperature drastically changes. The structure’s size doesn’t matter; neither does the material’s strength. Whether it’s concrete, stone or wood, expect it to expand when heated and contract when cooled.

Thermal impact isn’t the only cause of unsightly gaps. Shifting soil and foundation settlement contribute to the problem.

Think about where window and door frames, along with trim, meet siding. These joints may appear seamless today, but soon nature will take its toll.

Left untreated, these gaps can let air and water

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