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Floating shelves are one of the hottest trends in home design, both on your walls and inside your cabinets. They don’t require a lot of expertise to install and they are relatively inexpensive to purchase. There are two types of floating shelves: the first type looks amazing as a wall design accent and the second type is the perfect way to keep your cabinets organized and tidy. Read on to find out more about the different design options and uses available for these two different types of shelves. If you have further questions about floating shelves that you install in your cabinets, feel free to contact us at DIY Shelfworks. We’d love to be able to help.

What Is A Floating Shelf?

When you think of a floating shelf, two pictures come to mind. The first is a shelf that appears to be suspended in mid-air, seemingly unsupported and the second is one that can be moved effortlessly in one fluid motion. We’ve searched the Internet and have found some stunning floating shelves, both for your walls and your cabinets, that you may love to have in your own home.

Floating Shelves Type 1: For Your Walls

It’s amazing how installing a shelf or a series of shelves on your walls can really make a stunning impact in a room. Here are some wonderful ideas for transforming your walls into a fashion statement.

It’s All About The Shelf

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Source: Pinterest from DIY in PDX

Sometimes it’s not what is put on the shelf that makes it attractive, but it’s the shelf itself as evidenced by these naturally gorgeous wooden planks. The contours echo the natural beauty of a tree and give a wonderfully organic feel to these shelves. This idea came from Pinterest and was originally pinned from DIY in PDX.

Alternative To Hanging Pictures

Who said you always have to hang a picture on a wall to display it? These unassuming white floating shelves give you a beautiful alternative to hanging pictures on your walls. The beauty of placing pictures on shelves is that once the shelf is level, you don’t have to worry about whether or not your pictures will hang level. The shelves also make it very easy for you to change up the pictures that you want to display. You can have a fresh look as often as you like! It’s a perfect idea for those of you who get bored of the same look easily. This design idea came from Pinterest and was pinned from Wendy Davis Custom Framing PGH.

Perfect For The Bathroom

Often our bathrooms are the last room that we think to decorate, however, here is a great design idea for your bathroom that won’t take a lot of time or money, but will add a pleasing effect to its overall ambiance. We love the choice of solid and thick floating shelves for this space. The beautiful hardwood wonderfully complements the frame around the mirror and the towel rack. We found this lovely idea on Pinterest from

Floating Shelves Type 2: For Your Cabinets

Perfect for the Pantry:

These floating shelves are a great space-saving and convenient idea for a pantry beside your fridge. The beauty of having pull-out shelves in a tight space such as this is that it is so much easier to access items that are stored at the back of the shelf. You no longer have to worry about stretching to try and grasp those hard-to-reach items.

Great In Your Kitchen Cupboards

Pull out floating shelves are a great way to to make more space in any kitchen cupboard. By installing an additional sliding upper shelf, you’ve effectively doubled your storage space and you’ve made finding all of your items easier and with less effort. These easy to pull out shelves are perfect if you have accessibility challenges.  If you are a senior, click to find out if you are eligible for a Canadian Government grant to help you with the cost of installing sliding shelves.

A Helping Hand With Your Laundry

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If the thought hasn’t already crossed your mind, why not consider installing floating shelves in the laundry room? I don’t know about you, but anything that would make doing laundry easier would be a welcome addition to my home. It’s also a great way to get all of those detergents and softening agents up off the floor and hidden away, yet still easily accessible. The melamine shelves displayed above would be awesome in the laundry room as they are super easy to clean and really quite economical to purchase.

Floating Inside Your Vanity

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Floating shelves are a great idea for the bathroom. For those of us who are on a tight schedule, every second counts. So when you are trying to get ready in a hurry, these amazing floating shelves will help save you those precious seconds. The easy gliding support arms not only allow the shelves to “float” out and in, but they are also sturdy enough to hold up to 100 lbs when they are fully extended. The beautiful 9 ply Baltic birch design is both modern and sleek. You can order your own floating shelves here.

Where To Purchase Floating Shelves For Your Cabinets

If you ‘ve been inspired to purchase and install floating shelves for your cabinets, DIY Shelfworks can help. All DIY ShelfWorks kits are Canadian made from the highest quality materials. Our Baltic Birch rolling shelves are constructed from 9 ply birch which makes it extra resistant to moisture and dryness, so they won’t warp or split. We are so confident in the quality of our Baltic Birch shelves that we offer a lifetime warranty for as long as you own or live in your home.  If you have any questions, you can contact us through our website. Place your order today and start enjoying the ease and convenience of DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves.