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Did you know that gliding shelves can help you get and keep the cabinets in any room of your house more organized than regular shelves? They’re easy to install, can be custom made to fit your existing shelves, and they are the perfect solution for seniors and those with mobility challenges who have difficulty reaching items in their cupboards. Contact DIY Shelfworks today to order your own pull out shelves and get gliding today!

Advantages of installing gliding shelves


Advantages of Installing Gliding Shelves

If you haven’t already heard about how great gliding shelves are, well then the following list of advantages is sure to convince you.

No More Bending And Reaching

With easy-to-use gliding shelves, you will find that you will never have to get down on your hands and knees and stretch as far as possible to reach the distant back corners of your cupboards. Simply pull out the smoothly gliding shelf fully and easily pick up that item that you were looking for.

No More Stacking

no stacking

Gliding shelves will also help you do away with the inconvenience of stacking your dishes and other items. In the past you may have stacked your more frequently used housewares near the front of your cupboards so that you could actually reach them. However, installing gliding shelves will enable you to utilize the entire shelf space, even the back corners, so there is no need for stacking things at the front as every bit of space will now be easily accessible.

Stay Organized

Make your kitchen more accessible and organized.

Gliding shelves are an organizer’s dream. Imagine being able to finally pull out your entire shelf and access every part. No more trying to shove something awkwardly into a back corner, because you now can easily reach that back corner. Each item on your shelf can be placed in a location that makes sense. Whether you prefer to organize things by colour, size or use, these options are all available to you. And once you have everything in its proper place, it will be so simple to return it to that place. You will never be unorganized again! If you love organizing your cabinets, here is a great article that will give you some really helpful organizational tips, “Best Ideas for Kitchen Cabinet Organizers.”

Great For Any Room In The House

cabinet gliding shelves

The laundry room is another great place to install sliding shelves

Wherever you have cupboards, gliding shelves will be a great addition. Easily access your laundry soaps, softeners and other cleaning products with pull out shelves. The garage is another great location for installing gliding shelves. They will be a wonderful addition to any tool cabinet or gardening cupboard to allow you to organize all of your implements. If your garage is needing some organizational TLC, check out our post, “Garage Organization.” 

Great For Seniors

Gliding shelves are the perfect solution for seniors who have mobility challenges and would like to stay in their homes longer. Installing these types of shelves in the kitchen will greatly help seniors work and access items in their kitchen, helping them to be independent longer. If you are a senior and would like to find out about possible grants that you might qualify for in order to help you install gliding shelves, check out our blog post “Canadian Government Grants for Seniors Home Repairs.”

Great For Those With Accessibility Challenges

accessiblity challenges

If you or a family member has accessibility challenges and you find reaching into cupboards to access things difficult or even impossible, pull-out shelves may be a great solution for you. Gliding shelves are perfect for those in wheelchairs or those who cannot bend down and reach into cupboards. If you would like to find out about possible grants that you might qualify for in order to help you install gliding shelves, check out our blog post “Canadian Home Repair Grants.”

Increase Your Usable Space

DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves can increase your usable space significantly. Depending on the cupboard, you could find that you will be able to effectively use up to 50% more of the shelving space than you were before.

Custom Designed For Your Cabinets

Diy Shelfworks custom makes every one of their shelves according to your measurements so that they fit perfectly. And you can choose from three different shelf heights to suit the types of articles that you want to store on each shelf. Our gliding shelves come in 3″, 5″, and 7″ heights.

Further Divide For Even More Organizing Options

baking sheet organizers

You can even order custom dividers for your shelves to help you get even more organized. You can choose to have your dividers installed front-to-back or side-to-side and they only cost $8.00. In addition, you can add up to 2 extra grooves in your shelf to have even more flexibility at no extra charge.

Easy To Measure

Don’t worry about making a mistake with your measuring. It only takes a couple of minutes and a few simple measurements. Follow the easy instructions in this helpful video and your shelves will fit perfectly.

Easy to Install

Whether you are installing your gliding shelves on a base cabinet, full upper shelf or a short upper shelf, you will find the instructions in these two installation videos easy to follow. And if you prefer to have someone else do the installation for you, contact our affiliate Gliding Shelf.


Supporting Canadian Business

By purchasing from DIY Shelfworks, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting Canadian business. All of our products are 100% made in Canada. And all of our free shipping is provided by Canada Post. You can’t get any more patriotic than that!

DIY Shelfworks Gliding Shelves Are Affordable!

DIY Shelfworks sells all of their gliding shelves online, directly to the consumer, cutting out the need for a middle-man. Because of this, we can pass those savings on to you. We also offer free shipping anywhere in Canada – another huge savings for our customers. You can choose from either our premium #1, 9-ply Baltic birch or our even more economical melamine. We also offer a limited lifetime warranty on all of our shelves. If you are ready to make your home more accessible and organized, order your own DIY gliding shelves today.