Great ideas for shelves
Create the storage you need with inspiration from these shelves for kitchen, living room, hall, garden, mudroom, bathroom, and more
The total cost of the project was $500. Wood trim hides the brackets supporting the shelves, creating an elegant appearance reinforced by the larger display shelf at the bottom.
Two under-counter GE Monogram wine refrigerators each keep up to 57 bottles at preferred temperatures.
Having a storage space just off the kitchen of this home helps prevent stuff from piling up on the dining table.
This one in front of a kitchen window frees counter space and keeps cooking ingredients handy.
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The ladder leads to a loft, and the inside of the box actually houses a bathroom.
Tip: Leave books off the top shelf. Reserve that space for unusual objects so they don’t have to compete with a row of titles.
"I first visually balance the case as a whole," she says. "Then I arrange the contents of each shelf." See more of her place here.
The wall art is a digital image transferred onto fabric then stretched into place with a tiny metal frame. Wall covering by Planet Profile.
See-through shelving made from high-grade plywood defines a shower area without walling it off. Unobstructed light fills the space.
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Keep horizontal stacks on lower shelves to prevent them from looking precarious.
White paint keeps a book-filled wall from feeling heavy.
For $1,000, including materials and labor, her designer removed the closet pole and added an upper covered storage area, a floating middle shelf, and a work surface with an almost-hidden drawer. Says Menuck, "I hardly ever close the doors."
Design Paris Renfroe Design (651/233-0063).
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Try following this homeowner's rule of thumb: “If you use it more than once a week, have it out. If you use it a few times a month, stick it in a cabinet. Once or twice a year? It belongs in the basement.”
A pantry kit like this allows you to see and access everything. These solid wood units allow you to customize the height of shelves and glide each unit out of the way on piano hinges.
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