Traditional cabinets and pantries were once the given when it came to storing anything and everything in the kitchen. But it’s no secret that floating kitchen shelves have become the new norm in recent years. And it’s easy to understand why.
The kitchen is one of your most lived-in spaces and floating kitchen shelves are a no-brainer when it comes to optimizing that space. They’re super practical, easy to move around, and complement an open-air concept perfectly.
Plus, going the custom cabinet route will cost you a pretty penny. It’s safe to say delta’s wood floating shelves—which can hold up to 33 pounds and are strong enough to hold your dishes—will do the exact same job at a fraction of the price.
Ready to give floating kitchen shelves a try? Here are some idea starters to inspire your new look.
Nooks dedicated to daily rituals
Most of us have some sort of morning routine—be it a cup of coffee brewed first thing, hot tea and toast, or a powerful juice blend to get the day going. Ease the morning mayhem by placing floating kitchen shelves just above a space dedicated to these sort of rituals. They’ll keep all your essentials within reach—and keep you from running late.
Think of your dishware as décor
Instead of hiding everyday items behind cabinet doors, show off you plates, bowls, and culinary trinkets. Decorating floating shelves in the kitchen is easy when you think about stacking dishes at varying levels, displaying quirky mugs collected over the years, and mixing in that fun salt-and-pepper shaker set.
Give plants a new home
Incorporating plant life can liven up (and even purify) your home, and kitchen floating shelves are the perfect spot to place any variety, from a small succulent to sprawling ivy. Avoid installing complicated wall or hanging planters, and opt for more flexibility with our wood floating shelves.
Create storage where it doesn’t exist
When it comes to organizing, nothing is more frustrating than a lack of storage. A common problem in kitchens, you can easily solve for this dilemma by adding shelves where cabinets would normally go. You’ll keep things tidy while saving a few extra dollars.
Make any guest feel right at home
It’s not an uncommon scene: house guests fumbling through every drawer just to find a spoon for the sugar. Keeping everyday items on open shelving has the built-in bonus of making any kitchen visitor comfortable enough to navigate the space—whether that’s your overnight guest or a family member who just can’t seem to find anything unless you’re in the room.
Check out Delta’s wood floating shelves in three finishes when you’re ready to give your kitchen, or any room in your home, a tasteful upgrade.