Living Room Bookshelves


Custom Bookshelves Crafted in Melbourne


A beautifully designed custom bookshelf is the epitome of sophistication for any home. A style that complements and aligns with your interior decor, using premium materials, and a colour palette that enhances your furnishings; there is little more elegant than a custom built-in bookshelf.  At Almara, we have invested over three decades in perfecting the art of designing and crafting custom-built shelving for Melbourne homes. Our commitment to longevity, precision, and style ensures every custom bookshelf we craft is a seamless extension of the home it is designed for.

Elevate Your Living Space with Built-in Bookshelves

Custom shelving elevates and anchors any room of the home. Living spaces find depth and practicality and home offices are finished with ample storage and the polish of a well-considered decor scheme. At Almara, our built-in bookcases are thoughtfully designed and crafted bespoke to your home and needs, constructed by local craftspeople in Melbourne and fitted with expert precision backed by 30 years of experience.

Why Choose Almara for Your Custom Shelving?

  • A Perfect fit: Our built-in bookcases are meticulously designed to meet your exact specifications, ensuring an impeccable fit within your home. Freestanding bookshelves can be ill-fitting with awkward gaps and unsightly overhangs. A custom bookcase crafted by the team at Almara means a perfect fit for even the most awkward of spaces.
  • Expert Craftsmanship: We use only the highest calibre materials and techniques in the construction of our custom shelving, ensuring durability that stands the test of time.
  • Affordable Built-in Bookcases: Our built-in bookcases offer exceptional value. While a detailed measure and design will determine the final quote, we provide solutions that strive to meet your budget while exceeding your expectations in craftsmanship and design.
  • An Endless Array of Styles: Our extensive range of custom bookcase design styles cater to diverse home aesthetics, from classic to contemporary. This versatility is achievable because of our unwavering focus on fully custom cabinetry.
  • Expert Design and Installation: Our team of expert designers and installers will work closely with you to create the perfect built-in bookshelves for your Melbourne home. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust that you’re in good hands.

Design Considerations for Your Built-in Bookshelf

When you choose Almara to create a custom bookshelf for your Melbourne home, you unlock a world of possibilities and the expert guidance of an experienced and trusted team. Here are some key considerations to discuss during your design appointment.:

  • Finish – 2 Pack vs Handpainting: Opt for a premium 2-pack paint finish or explore a high-quality hand-painted option from our partners at Purpaint. Both finishes offer unique benefits and aesthetics, with hand-painting providing a cost-effective yet beautiful alternative for your inbuilt bookshelf.
  • Modern or Classic Design – Whether you envision an enchanted corner for your Hemingway collection or a sleek, modern display with clean lines, we can bring your vision to life. Custom shelving can complement both classic and contemporary styles.
  • Shelf Depth: Consider what you’ll be storing. Will it be slim classics, oversized design books, or a mix of collectables? Customisable shelf depth ensures your built-in bookcases perfectly meet your needs.

Transform Your Home with Almara’s Custom Shelving

If you’re searching for custom bookshelves in Melbourne, Almara is your partner for expertly crafted and stylish storage solutions. Our custom built-in bookshelves are designed to elevate your home while providing practical storage for your treasured items.

Contact us today to schedule a complimentary measure, design, and quote consultation. Our expert team will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that your custom-built shelving is exactly what you envision. Our built-in bookcases are handcrafted in Melbourne by our master cabinet makers, and backed by a 10-year warranty.

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With our personalised and award-winning approach our skilled and dedicated team can fit out your installation to suit your desires and your requirements.

What our clients are saying about us

Trent Bell

Almara were brilliant to deal with all the way from quotation to install. I had a particular design in mind that I was trying to achieve, and Almara were more than happy to work together to get the best quality outcome. The quality was brilliant, professionalism on point and very responsive. The install team did a fantastic job, couldn't fault a thing! Definitely use again and recommend to others.



Liz Boulton

Absolutely delighted with the built-in wardrobes and window seat designed & installed by Almara Cabinets! They seamlessly integrate with the design of the Art Deco apartment, and people have remarked that they look like they were designed as part of the original room - as they "suit" it all so well (no "add-on" type look). They are better than I imagined, the whole team were terrific to work with and I am extremely happy with the result. Reasonable pricing as well. A great company & I fully recommend.


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Libby Cartledge

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Almara were responsive and prompt at every step, and were able to demolish my existing built-ins, then install the new wardrobe straight away. Great quality and great service, would recommend.




We had Almara install a built in robe, custom TV unit and home office. The design process was really collaborative and they understood exactly what we were wanting from the outset, while giving a lot of advice based on experience - and I can say I've really noticed those little changes now that they're installed. Glad I listened! The installation was quick and easy and the place was left spotless. They all look so good. By far exceeded my expectations and I'm now thinking about what else we could get next.