With the possessions that you accumulate these days, you are bound to need extra shelving storage room in your home. People store extra things in the garage or storage sheds, but some things need to be stored indoors. There are other options to look at today, beyond the stereotypical shelves of yesterday. If you need quick storage in the basement or the garage, 2×4’s can still make handy shelves, but for your main rooms in the home, you’ll want something more attractive. Shelves of any wood or metal do use vertical space well, which helps to free up floor space to use for other things.
The main kinds of shelves you will see are wall-mounted and free-standing. Shelves that are mounted on your walls may be of different materials. If you will be storing anything heavy, make sure that you get a shelf that is suitable for heavy loads. Wire shelves can be found in heavy duty styles, too, and they can hold a good amount of weight. You can also easily see what you are storing, from below, so that makes it easier to grab just what you need. An open design is also helpful in setting up circulation of air, which helps to avoid mildew or mold problems.
When you hang wall shelves, be sure to keep in mind what you will be storing on them, to allow enough space between each shelf. Once you get them on the walls, you won’t want to do a lot of shelf relocation. You can hang wall-mounted shelves above a free standing shelf, and this will give you even more storage space. In addition, taller things can be stored underneath wall shelving storage units.
Shelves of the free-standing variety may be made from different materials, some of which are metal, wood, resin and pressed board. You can also use wire shelving, and these are usually coated with heavy duty rubber. Free-standing shelves can be moved around easily from one place to another, so you’re not locked into keeping things in the same place. They can also be used as dividers, for instance if you are separating your car parking area from your workbench, in the garage.
Free-standing shelving is available in different depths, generally between twelve and twenty inches. There are various styles to choose from, too. One handy feature that some units have is lockable casters, so that your shelves can be easily moved and then locked into place. Some of the resin and plastic shelving units can be broken down, if you want to relocate them. Coated wire shelves will be able to hold a lot of weight, and they won’t rust if they become wet. This places them as more useful in wet areas than pressed board shelves.
You can also store items in your garage in cabinets and on heavy duty hooks. You can add whatever options you need, so keep some wall space open. A combination of pegboard hangers and standard shelving storage cabinets will work well to stow everything you need stored.