Best Ideas on Where to Put a Floating Shelf in the Kitchen Speaking of kitchen renovating, you have to consider working a shelving area into your counters if possible! It’s perhaps one of the best ways to really maximize space. And the best part is that you don’t need huge counters to do it. Floating
Best Ideas on Where to Put a Floating Shelf in the Kitchen
Speaking of kitchen renovating, you have to consider working a shelving area into your counters if possible! It’s perhaps one of the best ways to really maximize space. And the best part is that you don’t need huge counters to do it. Floating shelves are operators of the shelf world, hanging on the wall as if by magic with no brackets, nails, or supports of any kind (that are visible, at least). They store all things you need, something that you don’t use much or what is dear to your heart.
Not sure where to put one in your kitchen? We’ve got some ideas.
For just a small cookbook collection, you can consider adding a floating shelf somewhere around your cupboards. Look for unused space and see if there’s an area that could fit a small shelf. Here’s another great example – three floating shelves as opposed to cupboards — great for storing the microwave and a few accessories! On the other hand, you could take a different approach by making use of any space right above your sink — especially if there’s a window that doesn’t go all the way up to the ceiling!
No unused space for shelves? Did you forget to look up? As long as you don’t have cupboards that reach all the way up to your ceiling, you can line the perimeter of your kitchen with a simple long shelf at the very top. You can make shelves as tall or as small as you want. You can mix and match your shelves for bigger books and smaller food items or accessories. If your kitchen island or counters include cupboards and drawers, and putting shelves in at the end (on the side) isn’t an option, then why not swap out a small space to make room for shelving?
A FEW MORE TIPS
Here’re given a few more places where you can put a floating shelf:
- In any narrow corner or wall area: This is where a floating shelf really shines — it’s the perfect way to grab a few extra inches of storage space from a narrow corner or blank wall area.
- In the middle of a backsplash: Make your backsplash do double duty by hanging a shelf in between the countertop and upper cabinets. A narrow backsplash shelf is a perfect spot to store frequently used items, like oils and spices.
- On the top of a backsplash: Have a tiled backsplash but no upper cabinets? Put a floating shelf right where the backsplash ends for a seamless transition up the wall.
- In the middle of a painted wall: Hang white floating shelves in the middle of a dark wall for a super chic, high-contrast look.
- Directly underneath the upper cabinets: A floating shelf hung closer to the upper cabinets makes it look like it’s a part of the cabinet.
- Over a window and between two cabinets: Put a shelf above your kitchen window! Bonus if it happens to be between your two kitchen cabinet sections, because then it’ll join them.
- On top of the cabinets: The empty above-cabinet space can be a scourge, but hang a floating shelf there and you’ve solved the problem!
- On the wall, above a low freestanding cabinet: Place three floating shelves on the wall above a low freestanding cabinet, all the same width and you create the illusion of one tall storage piece.
Now, using shelves you have plenty of storage space for dishes, pots, pans, cutlery and most of your baking supplies and perishable food items.