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9 must-see homes with library ladders

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A ladder in your library presses an age-old storage solution back into service.

Once upon a time we filled entire rooms with books. We reached the upper levels with clever wall-hung ladders that slid along custom-built rails from side to side.

It remains an excellent storage solution and is enjoying a renaissance in the modern home, maximising the space from floor to ceiling for book storage and display of books, objects, homewares and kitchenwares.

It’s important to install a book ladder safely however, to ensure the shelf can support the movement of the ladder and the extra weight of climbing up and down the rungs.

There are countless ways to incorporate a library ladder into your decor, and they don’t all involve books…

1. Simple and slimline

2. Heavy duty

3. Gallery goodness

4. Modern marvel

5. Neutral and neat

6. Wine time

7. Clever kitchen

8. Mudroom masterpiece

9. Curved calm

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