House Library


Most everyone loves a good book they can dive into and escape the real world for a time. Even if you’re not a big reader with an impressive book collection, most people find that having a library in their home is a cozy, comforting go-to place enjoyed by the whole family. Quite often a library can be the focal point of the home as well–impressing your guests and giving everyone a chance to explore the world waiting upon the shelves. A library is an attractive display of books that contributes to the beauty of the room, while also accommodating for organization and storage. Even with the increase of people giving up books for kindles, tablets, or book on tape–many homeowners continue to enjoy adding to their book collection and displaying them in an attractive way in their home.  However, not every homeowner has an entire room they can devote to having a library. If you and your family are ready to have library but don’t have quite enough space, contact your Las Vegas general contractor to discuss home remodeling options to incorporate a library that will fit into your home design. Regardless of the size of your home, there are always creative ways to build a custom home library. Here are just some of the home renovation ideas for a library that may work for you:

Lofts contribute to the uniqueness of your home and come in all shapes and sizes. Some homeowners choose to use their loft as an office, tv or game room, or perhaps converted into a bedroom or nursery. However, sometimes a loft is not quite large enough for these options, and the space can often become wasted. Incorporating a library into your unused loft space is a wonderful way to expand on your home’s design and character, as well as having an organized attractive place to display your reading material.

If your home has vaulted ceilings–perhaps in a living room, family room or den, it’s an ideal area to install custom shelving to accommodate your home library. Your Las Vegas contractor can discuss your shelving plan, incorporating accent cubbies for displaying decor, custom cabinetry, and accent lighting all drawing attention away from an overwhelming wall of books. Make use of the space by taking the books all the way to the ceiling and adding a library style ladder & rail for easy access to search for a good book! Hiring a contractor to design a home library around your fireplace surround is also a beautiful way to display your book collection.

A hallway that has plenty of depth is another fabulous area in your home to display a library. If your home has an open floor plan, consider continuing the shelving design from the hallway wall above to the room below for a full continuity effect. Another unique option would be to install a spiral staircase leading up to the upper part of the library for a fabulous accent.

If your home has a walk-in closet that is used mainly for storage, why not get organized and have your Las Vegas contractor install smart storage cabinets & shelving in your garage instead? This frees up the walk-in closet so you can move items out of the house and make use of your walk-in closet by converting it to a book nook! For added reading pleasure, incorporate a chaise lounge sofa to fill in the area, allowing you to dive into your cozy, relaxing, private library room.

Your home office may be the perfect room to expand upon by having your contractor install shelving and cubbies that will accentuate the beauty of your room. Adding wainscoting to accent the room and recess lighting for a lovely finish to your office library!

Perhaps you have an open floor plan on your first floor–such as your great room and kitchen are all one room–and you prefer it to be two separate rooms.  Creating a wall to divide the rooms and incorporating a library can make wonderful use of this area.  If you don’t have a fireplace, this would be an ideal spot for both library and fireplace to compliment one another, bringing family and friends together in a room offering cozy quality time beneath the hearth.

Staircase landings often have areas of unused space begging for something more than a plant or table to fill it up. Having a built in library that extends up the wall of your staircase landing is another ideal spot to make use of.

Every spiral staircase has that tucked away area below, perfect for something interesting to occupy it. Perhaps a powder room, office desk, or closet, but why not a library? Installing custom shelving with accent cubbies, custom cabinetry, recessed lighting would all compliment your spiral staircase library and make it a magnificent accent to your staircase!

Your general contractor will be happy to discuss home remodeling ideas for incorporating a beautiful library design into your household so that your family can begin building a book collection to be treasured for years to come.


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Rob Ransom
Rob Ransom
30 January 2024
GI Construction - January 2024 I do not give 5 star ratings – As a process improvement professional, there is always room for improvement. 4 star is fabulous, but since this is an algorism I will deviate from my norm. In 2021 I had gone out to bid, only to find out that most construction and supply houses had prices that I found to be unacceptable. Products such as shower heads, faucets and cabinets were priced extremely high, they were also hard to get. So, we put this on hold and did smaller projects; outdoors, flooring, kitchen, etc. to show you we were getting introduced to construction projects. In October 2023, we went out to bid on renovating our 30-year-old, 2.5 bathrooms in Las Vegas. I reviewed many companies and found 3 that were reviewed well and had no issues with the board of contractors. After review of their costs and discussing how they would work the project, we decided on GI. They started the work when we had purchased all the materials that we needed to purchase, (shower heads, cabinets, basins, tile for the showers and floors, etc. They started their day at 7 am and worked to 3 PM. They take pride in the work and make sure it is done correctly. As an example, Jose (one of the tile guys) did the main bathroom shower and flooring. He worked his artistry in making it extremely beautiful. He would cut a piece for one of the benches, use it on top and take the other piece he just cut and place it in front, so it was a continuation. He did this on each of the benches and step over in the entrance. Just look closely at the main shower enclosure and you will see the quality. Problems yes! We were phasing in the project the main bathroom and ½ bath first, then the guest bathroom. After the main bathroom was completed, I turned on the hot water in the glass vessels we had picked out. I was waiting for the water in the shower to get warm. I turned around and saw the water was hot going into the vessel, so I turned it off – I thermal shocked the glass, it broke, fell to the floor, chipped the new tile and generally made things a mess! I called the team manager (Valentin) and told him what had happened, his response was “No problem - We’ll take care of it.” So, I reordered the glass vessels and got them re-installed. The tile I repaired with a chip kit I had used when we had redone the tile the prior year. The other issue we encountered was we lived in the home during the construction. Dust everywhere and constantly cleaning to keep the house livable. The bottom line to me is the quality of the people that are doing the work and their dedication to the customer’s complete satisfaction is one of the things that made this less arduous. The entire project took 7 weeks; 2 weeks delay due to our buying the wrong products and having to find replacement products. The GI team worked with us, guiding us to right suppliers and helping wherever they could. I will put pictures of GI Construction’s finished work and during the project. Hopefully you will be able to tell their quality. Just a side note: Valentin and his teams kept this project going Monday thru Friday. They don’t work on the weekends, but pulled a half day on Saturday a couple of times to meet my schedule. I can’t say enough of Valentin’s professionalism! The customer is always in the forefront of his mind, making them feel good, lowering their anxiety about the project.
Katherine Long
Katherine Long
20 December 2023
My experience with GI Construction was great. Construction Workers was very pleasant and timely.
kylan becho
kylan becho
14 November 2023
We reached out to GI Construction to do some work for our bathroom remodel and could not be happier with our experience. They were professional from start to finish, always on time, answered any questions I had throughout the project, and just did a great job overall. During our planning stage Isaac really took his time to ensure that the work they were doing was going to be both functional and practical. Both he and Valentin wanted to make sure that they were giving us the best possible product and went over every possible design to help us choose the best one for our needs. In a time where good, trustworthy contractors are hard to find, GI Construction sets a standard that should be held across the industry. Thank you GI Construction for all your work, it was worth every penny!
Rose Carter
Rose Carter
17 August 2023
We hired GI construction to take over a small bathroom remodel of a shower. The first contractor we hired did a horrible job, we lost money and had to terminate his services in the middle of tiling. Issac the owner and Valentin the project supervisor met with us and went over everything step by step giving us confidence that the nightmare construction would be turned around. So glad we chose GI construction, our walk in shower turned out beautifully! Long story short, don’t cheap out, go with a professional! My husband and I would use GI construction again. We love our new shower! Services performed: shower remodel
Jim O'Connor
Jim O'Connor
25 July 2023
We really wanted to have our master bathroom reconfigured to accommodate a nice walk-in shower and have an old jetted tub removed. After contacting several companies with little to undesirable responses we contacted GI Construction. Isaac responded to our house the very next day and observed what we envisioned. He was vey knowledgeable and forthright in his assessment of our project. We contracted with GI Construction and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Valentin and Roberto came to the house to establish a plan for construction and a timeline. Roberto was a true craftsman and insured every aspect of our construction was done with strict precision. The walk-in shower and associated construction was done in a timely manner and with ultimate concern for our pleasure and acceptance. If you are looking for a "professional contractor" to do your construction project look no further than GI Construction - you won't be disappointed. We would highly recommend them for any project you may encounter. Thank You GI Construction for providing us with a beautiful and functional master bath !!
Gregory Will
Gregory Will
23 May 2023
Went through GI Construction by referral online. They were professional, answered my questions when I had concerns and when we were ready they scheduled the work and stayed on task through out the process. Kept us in the loop regarding any issues and did an fantastic job. They are honest and available when you need to talk to someone. Would highly recommend for their services. ** Thank you Isaac & Valentin for making our bathrooms look amazing!**
Jason Bagley
Jason Bagley
25 April 2023
After searching and obtaining many bids from different construction companies, Isaac with GI Construction provided us with a low cost, complete and solid option that did not hide or leave open any unknown fees. There methods of a simple TI were perfect for our needs as well as saving us thousands on unneeded expenses. I'd personally recommend GI for any project small or big.
Kimberly Allison
Kimberly Allison
9 February 2023
My project manager Valentin was so helpful and very responsive with any issues. Foreman Jorge went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with all the finish work and he and his crew stayed late on a Friday to finish the job. They even moved my very large headboard back in from the garage. All workers were professional and polite. I would definitely recommend this company and will be using in the future. Rodney and Kimberly Allison
Lucy Melugin
Lucy Melugin
6 January 2023
We worked with Isaac, the owner and Valentin, the project manager and their amazing crew. We couldn't be happier with the end project! We had a water leak from an upstairs tenant so the whole bathroom had to be redone and a wall in the bedroom on the other side plus we had some plumbing and wiring done as well. I would love to leave a picture but couldn't see where to add it.
RadBluff 2
RadBluff 2
22 December 2022
Working with G I Construction was one of the best experiences we have with contractors. The attention to detail, care for one's property and getting things right the 1st time is what G I Construction mission is. Top notch!
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