When planning the layout for the basement, I planned ahead and figured out the measurements for a "built-in" bookcase wall. I already owned 3 Ikea billy bookcases and wanted to use those and a two new ones to created a wall of bookcases. I added up the measurements of the store bought bookcases and told my framer where exactly to build the wall to block off the laundry/storage room.
We love how it turned out! We used this area for a lot of different storage. All our school textbooks, novels and a lot more book are all evenly distributed. In one of the bins are electronics and software. In those pattern file boxes are my business documents and receipts. Hidden down in the left corner, I had printer paper!