My BF and I are moving into a 2 bedroom apartment which is apparently smaller some how than our 1 bedroom because he wants to get rid of our bookcases in favour of building lots and lots of shelves.
I don't like shelves. I like bookcases. I find shelves somewhat tacky for books. I see shelves for picture frames and plants and things.
Shelves aren't as modular for arranging things I find. You can't hang pictures on walls with shelves. And when I say shelves he wants to buy/build shelves that are like 7 feet long. They take up a long of space.
I am leaning towards getting some invisible shelves cuz they're kinda funky looking.
I wouldn't mind certain kinds of shelves if I owned a place, but bookcases are certainly more flexible when you're renting. Or really, they're more flexible, period. Bookshelves really only work for me when they're a full wall, floor-to-ceiling thing.