Putting up Shelves

Shelves are not only obviously very useful for storage but can also drastically improve the appearance of your home. You can put them up yourself quite easily, hire someone to do it for you, or you can buy gorgeous free standing bookcases and open cabinets from modern furniture stores. Off the top of my head I can think of Emfurn.com. And there are more options besides.


Whether you have one to two shelves, or more than you can count, you are on to a winner! Having just a few shelves dotted around your home will give off a professional, sleek vibe, whereas having lots of shelves filled up with books and ornaments will lend your home a cozy cottage or apothecary (old fashioned pharmacy) feel that is straight out of Harry Potter or Camelot.


To fit shelves yourself, you can use a variety of materials, although wood is best. Solid wood is obviously the most classic shelving material, although you can use chipboard, plywood or MDF which are usually cheaper. Here are the basic steps involved in fitting your own shelves:

  • Ensure you have everything you need; a hammer drill with a masonry bit, your shelves and screws – 38mm – 50mm for heavier loads, with a 4mm gauge.
  • Check that there are no pipes or cables behind where your shelves will be.
  • Fit brackets. Brackets are usually L-shaped pieces of metal which hold your shelves in place. They are positioned near each end of a shelf, with the longer arm against the wall. Drill holes for the screws into the wall and screw them in.
  • Place your wooden blocks onto the brackets


For stacked shelves (more than one shelf in a column), you need battens, which are strips of wood that you screw the brackets and shelves into.

Hot DIY Tip:

A great, quick, super-easy and stylish DIY idea for the bathroom is using a step ladder! Use the steps as shelves for storing towels, toiletries, candles and bath oils/salts. Paint the ladder whatever colour you like to match your colour scheme. No screwing, drilling or measuring required!

If you are feeling adventurous, convert an old warehouse pallet into shelves; simply sand, varnish, and adapt portions of the wooden slats into shelves and screw onto the wall!



Alcoves, or the part of a wall that is more sunken than the rest, is an ideal place to put shelves. You could even put stacked shelves in the alcove for a fitted-bookcase effect. Just remember to use battens to support your shelves.


Where to buy shelves from


There are many places where you can purchase shelves. You can get them cheap second-hand on eBay, often for just a couple of dollars, or you can buy units and kits from your local home improvement store, brand new.

So, why not get shelving now?

DIY Redecorating Your Room

It is time to give your room a makeover. You will feel good about redecorating your room. Give yourself a change of atmosphere by redecorating your room? Here’s a simple guide to redecorating your room.
First you need to imagine the layout or envision what you would like your room to look like after the makeover or redecoration. Picking a theme will help you decide what you need to buy to redecorate your room.

Let’s say your theme is the basketball. Then you would look for basketball bed sheets, lamps, poster, basketball hoops, garbage can etc. On the other hand, if you like the Hawaiian beach look then you would want to buy the Hawaiian flowers to hang around your room, bed sheets with floral designs, perhaps stickers and wall posters of the Maui luau. This is the initial layout plan on redecorating your room. You can always revise and add more items to your list or deduct as you see fit.

Make a list of the things you need and where you can get them. If possible search on the internet for the price so that you can have an estimate on the cost of redecorating your room.


Some ideas of items you may want:

Pillow covers, bed sheets, comforters with the design of choice (floral, print, stripes, sports, hearts, desserts, animals).

Special Design Lamps to place next to your bed such as lava lamps.

Stickers to decorate the frame of mirrors, bed posts, laptops, TVs, light switches and Posters to place on your wall or even on your door.

Carpets to place inside your room beside your bed, doormats or door Hangers that can be placed at the entrance of your room.

Flower Vase and charms

Let your creativity guide you to redecorate your room. After all you only have yourself to please. It is your room and you should decorate it according to your liking. You may want to move some furniture around to get more space or just to get a change of atmosphere. You may also want to de-clutter and get rid of old stuff that you are replacing with the new by donating them or recycle your old goods.

Perhaps a room spray will change how the room feels, different lightning designs from lava lamps or the glow in the dark decals that you stick to your wall. Remember to have a plan before you start so you will know what you need and stay within budget. You can add extra things afterwards. Enjoy and Have fun decorating.


Welcome to your source for innovation

Thanks for visiting our site! Here we’ll be discussing our 3d renderings of various designs and objects. Here we will discussing various designs, in particular modern furniture and decor. Our process is especially useful for furniture designers and architects.


The Innovation Process
If it makes good business sense…
Observation » Look / See || Brainstorm » Think || Prototype » Test
Implement » Do

Watch users interacting with the problem, document, and start thinking about preliminary ideas.Brainstorm:
Gather the team and all their ideas. Let ideas build off of other ideas. There are no bad ideas and all are considered.

Take the best idea(s) and develop a test. Take that test back to the users and observe again until a final solution has been found.

Put the final solution into production to solve the problem.