15 Uses For Pipe Shelving Around The House
Pipe shelves are great if you want to add an industrial-chic touch to your home. They are very versatile and can be used in any room. There are tons of uses for pipe shelves and lots of places where you can mount them and install them.
In the bedroom.
In a contemporary bedroom you can install pipe shelves and create a simple and open décor. Paint them or keep the natural look to match your room.
In the living room.
A very lovely use of pipe shelves in a modern living room. Two sets of shelves placed on either side of the fireplace. The combination with the horizontal stripes is very elegant, especially with these elegant colors.
This type of bar shelves would look nice in a wine cellar or to complement a modern bar in the basement or the living room.
Kitchen island shelves.
I bet this is not what yo pictured when you imagined kitchen island shelves. It’s actually a very interesting idea: adding shelves on top of the island for extra storage. The pipes go all the way up to the ceiling and keep the island secure.
In the laundry room.
Shelves are extremely practical in the laundry room for storing detergents and supplies. In addition, the pipes go really well with this room so it’s a perfect match.
Another great place where shelves are particularly useful is the home office. A nice idea is to build a shelving unit to also incorporate the desk or work station. This way you fit them all on a single wall.
Under the stairs.
The space underneath the stairs usually remains empty and there’s no point in wasting all this space when some shelves would fit perfectly there. Make the most of your home. A system of simple pipe shelves would look great here and you can even turn the space into a work area.
Open closet shelves.
An open closet is a great way of saving space in the bedroom. Pipe shelves are a very nice choice: easy to install, versatile and great for a rustic-industrial type of décor.
Similarly, pipe shelves would make a nice addition to a alk-in closet. You get tons of storage space for bags, shoes and accessories. Use reclaimed wood if you wish to highlight the industrial or shabby chic look.
Kitchen shelves above the backsplash.
There are lots of storage requirements in the kitchen and shelves are great for storing spices or for displaying accent features. Install them above the backsplash and secure them to the ceiling.
Save floor space by installing suspended shelves. Secure the pipes to the ceiling and get a nice corner storage unit for your kitchen. Great for tiny spaces such as this area near the window where regular cabinets would be a tight fit.
Encase the fireplace.
A brick fireplace like this one already has a rustic-industrial look so a few pipe shelves would fit right in the décor. Great for living rooms and a nice alternative to bookcases. Install them on either side of the fireplace for a symmetrical look.
Here’s another great use for pipe shelves: build a wall extension. You can get extra storage and display shelves or even create partitions in an open floor plan.
A few vintage or industrial-looking pipe shelves could suit a bathroom and make feel more welcoming. This is a very interesting shelving system that goes all the way up to the ceiling.
A more complex shelving system could be used in a home library. For example, you could even cover an entire wall in shelves and have ladders to access the top ones.
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