Keep these Built-In Shelves: Yay or Nay?

Keep these Built-In Shelves: Yay or Nay?

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Carrie McBride
Sep 1, 2010

Q: We're buying a house with some great old house quirkiness. for example, the room that will be a shared bedroom for two girls (ages 2 and 4) has some high built-in shelving across one entire wall (12ft). Should it stay or go? It's pretty high, so not very useful for kids in my opinion, but my husband wants to keep it-- maybe just because tearing it out and repairing the wall behind it will be a big pain! what do you think? Yay or Nay?

Sent by Blair

Editor: My vote: yay! I have a hard time turning down storage of any kind and it seems your girls could use these when they're older to hold books or small display items. I've created a survey so we can track reader votes, but feel free to leave a comment about why you think yay or nay below.

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