I will never forget how clever I thought the use of a friend's linen closet became with a little renovation. Imagine a long hall, at the end of it is a window and on the north wall, a linen closet . My friend removed the door and framing of the closet. Then she had a low platform built in the hall and when you are sitting in this space, on a cushion, you are facing into the closet. Inside she had a raised platform to hold a book stand with her family Bible on it. On the wall behind the book stand was a beautiful Icon, illumined by a lampada which was suspended from a plant bracket. Above all this were book shelves to hold her spiritual reading.
I never have forgotten that prepared environment.
Here are some of the book stands I have built and personalized for prayer spaces