Traditional build shelving are the simplest, least expensive, and most versatile type of storage you can buy
By: Roger King
To solve any shortage of storage and space, you can build shelving that is functional and decorative. There are basically two main types of shelving to choose from, fixed, wall-mounted systems, and freestanding units.
Built in shelves is made in a variety of materials to suit your tastes and budgets. Your choice of shelving needs must be take into account practicalities such as load bearing capacity as well as how well the shelves fit with your decor.
Take a look around your home for any under-exploited spaces, alcoves, under the stairs, or over doorways or windows, for instance, where you could build shelving. Before deciding on the best type of shelving for your budget, you should take stock of what you want to store.
Most home supply stores stock a wide range of self boards, tracks, and brackets. The manufactures provide guidelines on this, but always ask for information if you need it.
As you explore the options in your house, maybe you'll find storage space you never knew you had. Built in shelving can be smaller pieces like file cabinets or a rolling carts, that takes up more space than wall-mounted kinds, and is often more expensive because it needs a strong frame.
Sometimes a patterned fabric or wall covering generates the overall design of a room. If you dress in your bedroom, fasten a full-length mirror to the front of a closet door or to a wall near a chest of drawer. So think about what makes you happy and what sparks your interest.
You can easily add on extra sections when you run out of storage space and rearrange the unit whenever you want.