8 Unexpected Places to Use Custom Shelving

When it comes to great home storage solutions, most Boston residents don’t immediately think of custom shelving. Before you splurge on a pricey home renovation or purge your home of treasured belongings, consider the impact well-placed shelves could have on your life. Not only are they decorative, but they also offer functional space to help showcase your favorite possessions. In some cases, shelving can even be used to help tie a room together or to break up a long, expansive area.

Under-Stair Areas

While the “cupboard under the stairs” is a popular design trick, shelves can also achieve the same effect with better visibility. Some of our favorite designs have included under-stair home libraries or toy storage for the kids. Now that’s smart!

The Attic

Many attics either go unused or become a dumping ground for boxes containing items that are no longer needed on a regular basis. Too much clutter in the attic, however, can actually lead to safety concerns. Custom shelving can even accommodate slanted roofs for better storage, visibility and usability.

Guest Room

If there is one thing overnight guests are glad to see, it’s a shelf with all the toiletries, towels and blankets they will need to comfortably spend the night in your home. This is a great way to welcome guests to your home.


We love to see stacks of big, fluffy towels on bathroom shelves. Save your guests from the need to search through cabinets for essentials. Take this concept a step further by placing spa-inspired items on your bathroom shelves. Luxurious scented bath salts, natural loofahs and a sound machine programmed with ambient nature sounds can transform your bathroom from “blah” to “bliss.”

Home Gym

Sturdy shelves can be the perfect way to store free weights, rollers, water bottles, and even towels. Most workouts require a great deal of space, which makes it that much more important to get things off the floor. Custom shelves will keep your home gym safe, accessible and fun!

Laundry Room

Custom shelving in laundry room areas should always involve height to keep detergents and other potentially toxic substances out of reach when small children or pets are around.

The Nook

Tiny nooks are not wasted space. Custom shelving can be ordered to fit any nook, which makes it easy to turn even angled corners into a storage opportunity. This is a great place for silverware storage or napkins in the ktichen, or even book, binder and office supply storage for a small home office. There is no limit to what properly installed shelves can do!

The Hallway

Custom shelving is best used in long hallways because they help break up the monotony of the design. Use shallow shelves so as not to intrude on the walking space. Put shelves between door and place family photos, soft lighting or even a vase of flowers on each one. This is a great focal point for a space that is often overlooked in the home.

Home shelving doesn’t have to be boring. Make the most of your shelves with custom sizes and finishes to complement the rest of your home décor. Are you ready to upgrade your home? Contact us today to get a free quote!

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