By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 12:46:16 PM.
Ladder shelves are a hot item at the moment, it seems like every home has one or two somewhere. So why have they become so popular? Well, besides the reasonable price tag, ladder shelves have a very unique design to them. If you've never seen one before imagine a step ladder with shelves in place of the steps. These days this product comes in several new designs, some are free standing, some need to be bolted to a wall; they are also made from a variety of different materials each with its own original texture. To give you a better idea of what to expect when shopping for ladder shelves, here are 3 very unique designs to get your creative juices flowing:
Alternately, you can open up the ladder, turn it sideways and add three or four shelves which you balance on the parallel steps on each side. That arrangement gives you a lot of instant shelf space with no need to install anything. If you are concerned about the shelves remaining balanced, you can easily secure them to the steps of the ladder with some screws. Measure the depth of the step and the thickness of the shelf. Buy screws that will go through the step (from the bottom) and into the bottom of the shelf, without going all the way through the shelf. This way the screws won't be seen at all.
Many units come both as corner and regular units so you can mix and match them to make the best use of the available space. Consider, as an example, adding ladder shelving to both corners of the fireplace wall. The effect will be to soften the impact of the fireplace, giving a sense of symmetry and balance.