My son has toys, books, and legos. We had only long wall that would work for these items. We needed furniture that was deeper than traditional 11 1/2" shelving to accommodate the bins we already had. We couldn't go too deep either, as we needed access to the window. This system had to hold lots of bins, have solid shelves for books (not wire shelving), and had to be inexpensive with a budget of $100 or less. We still need to finish updating the labels, but the picture is worth a look!