I like shelves very much because they are perfect for small apartments like mine. They help you organize and store things without taking floor space which is great. You simple mount them on the walls and display whatever you want to or need to like bookds, toys in the kids room, vases of flowers, ornament, flower arrangements, statues and so on. But there is one thing I hate about shelves: the way the hardware that supports them is seen underneath. That is why I think these Austin Floating Shelves are amazing, as you can’t see any such thing as a support or piece of hardware. Oh, and one important detail for parents: the kids won’t reach these shelves, so you can display the breakable items there.