Adding clean, classic stainless steel floating shelves to your kitchen is an easy way to add storage. If you’ve been searching for design inspiration, stainless steel shelves are hard to top. They will blend effortlessly with almost any style of kitchen, and nothing is easier to keep clean.
If you’re thinking that something that involves easy care and a sleek look sounds like your type of kitchen upgrade, think about all the ways you could use these shelves around your kitchen. It’s unusual to have empty shelves. It’s not unusual to have unused space that could support some floating shelves.
Some of the most common places where storage can be added are in pantries, corners, and above sinks and windows. Or, you may just like the open modern look, and would rather not cover up existing tile or wall coverings with cabinets. Either way, floating shelves will look amazing. There are no brackets to clutter up your look.
Where are stainless steel shelves appropriate? They really can go anywhere and will go with everything. The qualities that you may not have fully appreciated are these:
- The finish on stainless steel is anti-corrosive. This means it can handle almost anything that your life can dish out. Stainless steel can stand up to wet, kitchen chemicals, and will hold your cookbooks, dishes, and supplies with strength and beauty.
- There’s a reason it’s a favorite for kitchen professionals and any place that requires the ability to keep things sanitary. Stainless steel can be cleaned and disinfected very easily. The smooth surface resists big sticky messes, and it’s not prone to staining. It won’t need resealing, refinishing or replacement.
- The inherent strength of stainless steel provides floating shelves that have superior weight-bearing capacity. In addition, they’ll never warp, bend, crack or chip. What you install will stay looking fresh and crisp for as long as you have the shelves.
It’s quite possible that you are now interested in converting many things in your life to stainless steel, but let’s just look at what you can do in your kitchen space.
Every household has these. It might be the heirloom platter that won’t fit on any shelves, the tall vases that you’d love to display safely, but can’t find the vertical space for, or the cookbooks that you want handy, but not kept on the counter.
Since you’re able to hang your floating shelves at custom heights, you are restricted to the standard cabinet shelf heights. Installing new ones means that this is a good time to pull out all those neglected pieces that you never had room for.
Measure the height and width of all your awkward old friends and hang your shelves accordingly. With open shelving, they’ll finally be out where they can be seen and appreciated.
Personal Herb Garden
With the arrival of fall, you will probably want to bring some of your culinary herbs inside. If you haven’t considered this - think about how nice it would be to continue with fresh basil, mint, chives or sage through the winter. All of these, and more, can be quite happy in your kitchen window through the cold months.
Even with the best of intentions, it’s easy to overfill a plant pot when watering, or have a bit of potting soil or leaves go astray. With stainless steel, this is nothing to worry about. It will wipe clean easily, and you’ll never have to worry about water ruining the finish or damaging it.
Too Much Spice in Your Life?
The only downside to a cooking hobby is clean-up. If you’re working your way through the Joy of Cooking, or just have a lot of spices and baking supplies around, you probably wish you had a better and tidier way to keep your rows and rows of kitchen helpers organized.
We have a whole range of widths and depths of shelves available - even custom sizes. You can set up a whole library of spices right where you need them. If there are any drips, spills or puffs of flour that should happen to escape, you’ll be able to wipe them away and not leave a trace.
The Fast Lane
If you have some items that are in a state of constant use and hand washes - like water bottles, baby bottles, glasses or coffee mugs - assigning a shelf area just for them can be an efficient time-saver. Place it close to the sink, and you can put them away as soon as you wash them.
Stainless steel can handle the sink steam, and even if you don’t get everything completely dry, it will not be affected. Choose one of our standard sizes or design your own kitchen landing zone for those items in heavy rotation.
Stainless steel floating shelves are the all-around superstars for any home. Look around your own kitchen for some inspiration on how they can enhance your kitchen and be sure to see our selection of sizes and standard or seamless construction.