I needed all the shelves I could get. I have tons of books. My dh says its like its own library.lol But hey, we can't ever learn to much....right? I never know which ones I will combine ideas from so I need them handy. Up above the shelving are going to be cabinets that open up and hinge so I can store more up there. The only wall that won't have them is the wall that my design wall will be on.