For many home and offices, the reduction or even total elimination of clutter is of paramount importance. This is because there are many people who want their homes or offices to be neat but end up with spaces that are crammed with paper, stationery and other small items around the house. In order to combat clutter, it is important to choose the best storage place. For many people, the garage offers a quick escape to stash items that need not be in the living room. One of the best ways that people store items that are important to them is in modern glass shelves.
Shelves are basically made of wood, plastic and but a recent addition that has been gaining currency is glass. Wooded shelves have been very common because they blend easily with the rest of the rest of the furniture. They are also easy to assemble especially now because when you buy them they come in a box that only contains the pieces and the actual assembly has to be done by you.
Glass shelves have become very common because of a number of reasons. The first reason is because of their cosmetic appearance. As interior design becomes more and more innovative, people are seeking to get more creative especially when it comes to shelves. This means that given the choice of wood and glass, people are now choosing glass. Its reflective qualities make it the best shelf especially for the living room.
But glass has to be taken care of in a special way. Today’s glass shelves are not just made of ordinary glass. This is because ordinary glass can break when either knocked or subjected to extra pressure. The glass that is used to create glass shelves is called tempered glass and it is glass that is chemically treated and created in such a way that is becomes many times stronger than regular glass. When buying a glass shelf, care should still be taken even if it is tempered glass. The first caution is to ensure that you do not place the shelf on a place where it can get into contact with an opening door or where someone can trip on it. This means that you have to carefully select where the shelf will stand.
Another care to remember is what items should be placed on the glass shelf. This is because damage can be caused to the shelf if that is not remembered. For many people, that is not an issue because all they plan to put on the shelf is books and some figurines and even picture frames. These items are hardly a danger to the overall structure of the shelf.
Glass shelves are very ideal because they are easy to maintain. There are no complicated finishes or veneer cleaners to contend with as is common with wooden shelves. A modern glass shelf can easily be cleaned using regular window cleaner and wet cloth or sponge and you have a shiny finish that is attractive and dust free.