Our purpose is to offer you interiors inspiration for your home throughout the year. This month we are focusing on efficient storage solutions and doors!

‘Doors Opening’ signifies both the arrival of Spring and the opening up of our lives once more. With news this week of an easing of lockdown we can look forward to seeing family and friends again and even entertaining indoors! Who would have thought. With a greater appreciation of our immediate surroundings, home improvements are set to continue, so let’s make the most of new beginnings to kick start an overhaul.

Lara Clarke of Lara Clarke Interiors shares her thoughts on storage: 

"Built in joinery is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity; with more people working from home, we’ve found we’ve been designing more and more spaces to accommodate our new way of life. Floor to ceiling joinery units maximise the usable storage space and gives your home a bespoke individual feel. Try lining your bookshelves with a textured grasscloth for that extra special detail." 

You too can have a Secret Door

Invisidoor Hinge Kit from the Library Ladder Company

Invisidoor Hinge Kit from the Library Ladder Company

Image above: a shelving unit by Makers UK which includes a bookcase door and a rolling library ladder

A plain white wall is a wasted opportunity in our opinion! Break it up with floor to ceiling storage, bookshelves, cupboards and display areas. With clever lighting and beautiful paintwork this addition will become a feature wall, enhance the room you are in....but also the rooms it leads to – including a secret one! Yes, you can install your very own secret door with our Invisidoor Hinge Kit.

What is the Invisidoor Hinge Kit?

It’s an incredibly clever durable hinge design that allows you to install a hidden door, concealed by a bookcase, with both an inswing and an outswing.

It works with the Invisidoor universal bookcase design or your own bespoke version. The four powder coated steel hinge plates, foot support and fasteners will hold the heaviest of doors in place. If you are working with joiners to fit a shelving unit, then consider installing a hidden door at the same time!

Who wouldn’t want a secret door in their house?

Create another room with our Sliding Barn Door Kit

Sliding Barn Door from the Library Ladder Company

We all know that sliding doors are the ultimate space saver. They also create a more streamlined look and don’t require handles – an unfussy, pared down style that is becoming increasingly popular. Our Sliding Barn Door Kits provide some snazzy hardware to enable a solid, industrial style alongside the practicality of no door swing. Have some fun sourcing an old salvaged door, tongue and groove or Shaker style door and we’ve got the hardware you need to make it hang!

Our Sliding Barn Door Kits have been a best-seller during lockdown as the appetite for privacy, home offices and in particular, larders, has rocketed. As our lives have been turned on their heads, our environments have quickly adapted to new daily routines.

How to get storage right

Storage: it’s the one thing we all want more of. Spring is traditionally a time of de-cluttering and clearing out unwanted junk lingering at the back of cupboards. While you’re sifting through old juicers and school reports, consider how effective your storage really is.

We always recommend floor to ceiling units, with a combination of shelves and cupboards. If you are able to work with a joiner, then you can make use of every spare ounce of space, even those annoying sloping ceilings or odd angles. There are so many clever storage solutions on the market these days that could make your life so much more efficient.

Shelving unit and library ladder designed by Flint Barn Joinery

Maximising a quirky corner - a floor to ceiling shelving unit with a library ladder designed by Flint Barn Joinery

All of our products will assist you in your mission to carve out more space in your home. Our Sliding Barn Door rolling hardware will allow for larders, offices, bootrooms and messy playrooms to be neatly hidden away. Our Bi-folding double Barn Door Kits will help you create a secret room and our library ladders are necessary style solutions for those hard to reach shelves in your uber organised units. 

We even sell swivel corner rolling library ladder hardware for beautifully crafted bespoke bookshelves. The ultra-smooth Quiet Glide technology will impress you with its quality. Ladders can be stored away in a vertical position when not in use.

Shelving unit and library ladder designed by Stephen Anthony Design

Library ladder neatly stowed away by the Library Ladder Company

We are big believers in interior solutions that help you live better, improve efficiency and help you locate things more quickly! Being organised can be supremely stylish.

New: Book Pull Secret Doors

Could it be too soon to reveal that we are adding Book Pull Secret Door Kits to our range? Well we couldn’t wait! Keep an eye on our social media channels and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about this new product arriving in late Summer. Always wanted that dream library? Here’s your chance to incorporate a witty style statement into your scheme.

All products available to order online at www.llcompany.co.uk

When you need some extra help

We are here to quote for wall panelling, any of our door ranges or library ladders in all heights.

Please get in touch at info@thelibraryladdercompany.co.uk   


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