PRACTICAL SHELVES WITH ORDER AND STORAGE SPACE
- THE INSTALLATION RACK
Many apartments have niches or corners alias “dust catchers” or “storage areas”. Niches have so much more to offer – the perfect place for installation furniture. Every millimeter , every decimal place can be used – up to the ceiling. Our sample picture shows an almost ceiling-high building block in a niche in the living room. The symmetrical layout with three elements and eight compartments each conveys structure and balance. Also the decor is deliberately planned in white, so the shelf goes right into the white-painted walls and forms a unit.
Although the shelf is completely open and many objects are already given, it does not seem chaotic. By positioning in the room, to the left of the sofa, the shelf is not the focus. Stands the shelf right next to the TV board or next to the dining table, the view would always fall on the shelf with its colorful interior life. A perfect niche solution, then! Measurements for installation furniture can be found in our shop.
- THE SHELF AS A ROOM DIVIDER
Large apartments with “loft” character are in the trend. For practical reasons and for acoustic reasons, it is a good idea to separate and divide large areas visually. Walls or drywall walls is not allowed in rental apartments firstly, and secondly quite definite. We recommend shelves as partitions. There are two possibilities: 1. Shelves with back walls and 2. Shelves without back walls. The first solution creates a completely separate, new space. The second solution divides the space optically, but does not reduce it.
Our cover picture shows an open shelf, which represents a separation between the dining room and the office. Thus, the shelf can be used from both sides and also removes no light from both parts of the room. The second example, on the left, shows a shelf in the roof slope as a room divider. Here the owners have approached the matter quite pragmatically. The shelf with back wall creates another space that provides space for a small kitchen row. The kitchen is optically separated from the living / dining room and offers plenty of storage space in the dining room. Tip: As shown in the picture, the shelf has not been designed up to the ceiling, which means that the area above the shelf functions as a light strip.
- THE SHELF IN THE ROOF SLOPE
Sloping – a vexing issue. Like niches, the area under the sloping roof is often not used. There are also countless possibilities here. In our example the customer has newly furnished his guest room. His desire was to present on the one hand visually appealing objects and on the other to create storage space behind closed doors. The result can be seen! The cabinet / shelf combination fulfills both wishes of the customer. The right elements were provided with doors so that unsightly objects could be stowed away. The left elements in the oblique area consist of open shelves for towels, deco articles and co.
The complete shelf / wall unit forms a unit with the roof slanting and does not look bulky or obtrusive due to the white decor. The customer has created a very appealing floor space here. Roof rack racks can also be planned on-line. In the 3D configurator for shelves, all necessary dimensions, including the knee height, can be entered and the interior can be divided as desired.
- THE SHELF UNDER THE WINDOW SILL
The place for a bookshelf has gone out, but you do not want to forgo your beloved books? Then look in your apartment or in your house for alternative areas! How would it be, for example, Eg with the space under or in front of the window sill? This is exactly what a customer from schrankwerk.de also thought and converted the space in front of the window in the attic as a bookshelf. The shelf looks really comfortable through the decorative fur. Here is a great place for children or as a reading corner.
What are the alternative shelves for shelves? Where did you put your bookshelves? Have you already used niches or roof slabs? If so, we would be happy to receive pictures! We are looking forward to your shelves! We hope that with our four examples we could give you tips and suggestions, we will find the optimal place for your shelves!