By steven. Shelf. Published at Saturday, February 04th, 2017 - 09:08:34 AM.
Creative Uses of Shelf Systems For Organizing the Home and Office If you visit most homes or offices, shelf systems are typically piled with books and magazines in a way appears messy and disorganized. Because shelves often occupy a great deal of space, the clutter can bring a cluttered look to the entire room. But shelf systems dont need to be an eyesore! The first step in creating a more aesthetically pleasing look is to start with the shelf system itself. A floating shelf or a wider floating mantle shelf allow you to increase the visible presence of the shelf and improves its usability. Next, there are ways that you can arrange objects on the shelf that bring a more decorative look to your home or office space. Decorative Shelf Systems Instead of packing your shelves with just books or magazines, use bookends to segment literature and incorporate some decorative pieces between. Small sculptures and pieces of artwork appear prestigious and add a sense of elegance when they are positioned onto a floating shelf. A wide floating mantle shelf is a great spot to display family photos. You can stay strictly to photos in decorative frames or add artistic candles and pottery to add interest to the otherwise sharp geometrical shapes. Visually Pleasing Organization Shelving is a fantastic way to bring a sense of chic organization to your home or office. Instead of piling shelves full of books, binders, and magazines, add trendy wicker or sea grass baskets on a floating shelf. If organized in pretty, attractive storage containers, shelves can hold stationary supplies and other little things that have a habit of disappearing in desk drawers. If you select the appropriate size basket and add them to a floating mantle shelf, they are perfect for media storage and business card holders. Interesting cups and vases make finding pens and pencils so much easier than digging in desk drawers and look amazing also. Larger, rectangular containers or decorative in/out bins can be used to hide files, paperwork, and bills. Customizable Desks and Tables Shelf systems also make a great home for equipment and electronics. Not only can you customize the spacing and location of the shelf system to meet your needs perfectly, shelving occupies less floor space than traditional desks and tables. A smaller floating shelf works perfectly for a phone table particularly in places such as a small entryway, or behind a desk where space is a premium. To add some additional decor to the shelf, add miniature potted plants or a small pen set and stationary for notes. A floating mantle shelf works great for holding wall mounted LCD and plasma TVs. One of the biggest trends is to add a decorative frame to the cabinet of the TV and accenting it on either side with ornamental plates or glassware. The TV looks more like a picture rather than a big piece of plastic stuck in the middle of a bare wall. Using a combination of different shelf sizes together on the wall makes an excellent computer desk that can be adjusted to fit the space available as well as the needs of the equipment. Shelf systems are more than simple functional items added into your home or office. With a little creativity, you can simply enhance the look and feel of a room or make the space more organized and easier to use.
Wall Shelf - Advantages of Having More Space You know, Ive installed plenty of wall shelves in my time. For one reason or another, the convenience of having more space to place things in a room in an orderly fashion will bring about a feeling of peaceful bliss. Your surroundings will be so well organized that you will want to jump up for joy! What I am going to do here is give you examples of what people I know have done with wall shelf to take advantage of limited space. Im hoping this will give you some ideas of the useful intentions of wall shelving. My first example is what my friend Tony did with wall shelf in his living room. Tony and his wife Jennifer own a home in upstate New York. This three bedroom, two and one half bath ranch home has a living room with a fireplace in the middle of the wall on the far end of the room. Tony and Jennifer have been collecting limited edition crystal figurines for the last 15 years. At first, when the collection was small, they displayed them on the coffee table and end tables in their living room. As time went on and the collection got larger and larger, these beautiful crystals needed a place dedicated to this collection. With no room for a large curio cabinet, Tony had an idea. He took one look at the wall space above the fireplace and right away he thought of wall shelves. After searching all over online, Tony and Jennifer decided to go with a floating glass shelf system called the "Wave." This curved glass comes in sections 24 inches wide by 8 inches deep. With these wavy glass shelves you can assemble them in a wave for as wide as you want to go by adding another 24 inch shelf side by side. Tony and Jennifer decided to go with two six foot long shelves above the fireplace. The shelves were about 18 inches above each other. They were able to display their entire collection of crystal figurines and the living room looked spectacular. My other friends John and Gina turned their family room into their entertainment room. On one wall they had a 60 inch flat panel TV. Below the TV was a solid oak wall mount shelf open cabinet. The cabinet itself had two shelves to accommodate their CD and DVD collection. Sitting on top of this shelving cabinet was the receiver/amplifier for their home theater along with the subwoofer of the audio system. In all four corners of the room are Architectural Elements corner wall shelves of honey oak. These corner wall shelves are about 2/3 of the way up the wall corners with the other speakers of the home theater system sitting on them. When I watched a movie with them, it was like being in a movie theater. My last example for making more room with wall shelves is over at the home of my neighbor down the street. This is the home of Bruce and Maurine. They have a recreation room in their basement. On one side of the room is a pool table. On the other side of the room is a ping pong table. Along with their two children, Shauna 12 years old and Michael 14 years old, Bruce and Maurine are very much into sports. Shauna is on the figure skating team at the local rink. Michael plays on the local little league baseball team in the summer and on the hockey team at the local rink during the winter. Both Bruce and Maurine are on separate bowling leagues. To say the least, over the past few years, trophies have accumulated in their home. It got to the point that there was no place designated to display all their trophies. Maurine had an idea. There was a lot of open wall space in the basement recreation room. Why not put up a large shelf on each wall? So after searching online for a little while, Maurine found the perfect solution to their trophy displaying problem. What Maurine did was to install the Vertigo 4 piece shelf set in Java which is a dark coffee colored wood. This 4 piece set added enough room to all four walls of the recreation room to more than adequately supply space for the entire familys trophy collection. Wall shelf not only provides more space to display your prized possessions, you will also enjoy a form of wall furniture that provides a comfortable warm feeling inside. Take a look at all the artful styles of wall shelves and you are sure to find a style that will make you feel good inside.
Glass Shelf Backets Vs Wood Shelf Brackets Shelf brackets are especially designed to support the shelves. There are decorative brackets available such as wrought iron brackets, wooden brackets as well as glass brackets. They are fairly inexpensive and can be used as decorative elements to display items on a shelf, or simply as supports. Glass shelves are commonly used in homes and office to serve decorative or storage purpose. To maximize the beauty of glass shelves, it is advisable to use glass brackets to support them and enhance the elegance of shelves. They are both functional and aesthetic, but make sure brackets have been securely mounted on wall studs before placing anything on them. However, you should avoid putting heavy items on a glass shelf. Concealed glass shelf brackets allow you to create a unique wall decor and are the best type to display delicate items. Some can be adjusted to reduce or increase the gap between the two plates so that they can hold the glass of different thicknesses. Because of the nature of durability, wood shelf brackets would work best with wall shelves. Sometimes they can be triangular, sometimes they can be as simple as being L-shaped. While some brackets are just used for practical purposes. Due to made of wood so they add a warm tone to the house. And because the wood is easy to sculpture, you can add designs that you like to be displayed on your shelf brackets. For those who love to go for simple design, a triangle wood shelf bracket with one curved side may be your best bet. With the right tools, the options are endless in terms of your drawing skill. You can cut your own design, giving each piece of bracket a unique and special style. As you can see, wood shelf brackets are highly customized and durable while glass models are more elegant. However, you should still consider which type you should go for since each of them has its uniqueness.
Upgrade Your Cubicle Accessories With a Custom Cubicle Shelf Are you one of those office workers who are relegated to a fairly small working area? I happen to be an employee who inhabits a cubicle for 9 hours each working day. But, to be completely honest with you, Im happy with my working area even though it is small. Im not a person who requires a whole lot of space but I do need that space to be completely organized - almost to a fault. The first thing that I decided to do when I moved from a large office with a door and wooden furniture to a small cubicle, was to make it a point that I always had a desktop that is free and clear of clutter. I am a self-professed neat freak when I am at home and when I am at work. I need to have an organized working space and so I started looking into specialized cubicle accessories that I could invest in that would allow me to keep my office organized. Move it off the Desktop I made it a point to scour the internet and peruse the various office catalogs that we had sitting around the office. The way I looked at it, my company would certainly be willing to buy me some cubicle accessories if it would help me to be more organized and ultimately more productive. One item that I found that I didnt even know existed was a custom cubicle shelf which is actually built to be secured onto a cubicle wall. This shelf wont work anywhere else but on the wall of a cubicle. You know, that lovely grey fabric found on the walls of almost every cubicle you will ever see in any office building! Yeah, that stuff. Well, this custom cubicle shelf has done wonders for my office organization and desktop clutter control. So how does it actually attach to my cubicle walls? Cubicle Clips Gone Wild If you have ever had to work in a cubicle you certainly know that there are small clips that you can use to hang papers or pictures on a cubicle wall. The clips have needles attached to them that are inserted into the fabric walls. There are various designs of cubicle clips. Some allow you to hang a picture and others allow you to clip paperwork to it so that it hangs from your walls. Anyway, the cubicle shelf that I purchased comes with cubicle clips gone wild; 5 sets of stainless steel needles with an adhesive backing that attach to the back of the shelf. All you have to do is peel off the adhesive backing of each set of needles and press them onto the back of the shelf in the clearly marked area for each one. So when you hang the shelf, the needles insert into the grey fabric wall using the exact same concept as the cubicle clips but, instead of one set of needles, there are 5 sets of needles that are inserted simultaneously into the wall as part of the cubicle shelf. I bought two of these cubicle shelves to store small office items, family pictures, and small vacation mementos I have picked up over the years. These items used to take up valuable space on my desktop and now they are up in clear sight all day long and not adding clutter to my desk. The world of custom office products is full of cubicle accessories to make your life as a cubicle dweller a lot more enjoyable. Expand that limited real estate in your cubicle by investing in a cubicle shelf or two. A cubicle shelf will also upgrade your cubicle decor at the same time. Your company will probably foot the bill and your life at work will be a lot more organized, efficient, and productive!
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