For some people, rooms in the eaves are synonymous with a comfortable retreat from everyday life. For others, sloping ceilings create an enormous headache when it comes to interior design. Below, we’ll explain how to use Shuffle to master even the trickiest sloping ceiling and how to maximise the visual potential of an attic apartment.
Let’s be clear about one thing: sloping ceilings are by no means a disaster – they’re not even a problem! At most, they are a challenge that can be easily overcome using your Shuffle cabinet modules. After all, you’re free to combine the modules however you please, because only you can decide how your home should look and feel. And by doing so, you can avoid paying out for expensive, custom-made carpentry.
Our smallest module, which is just 40 cm wide and 50 cm tall, can be used to fill the small, empty areas under the eaves almost completely. If a small gap remains, you can place decorative elements on the respective module. Because our modules are finished in white, coloured accessories really do come into their own. A harmonious interplay of colours is both inviting and makes the room appear larger, especially under sloping ceilings.
The motto “the more, the better” is not always true. Think about exactly which cabinet modules you need, and for what purpose, beforehand. Especially in confined spaces under sloping roofs, the ultimate goal is to accommodate your possessions in a cabinet that occupies as little space as possible. Shuffle’s reinforced shelf can help you keep things organised. It can hold anything – from light paper napkins to a heavy cutlery tray. And best of all, the shelf will keep its shape and won’t begin to sag over time.
If you also appreciate cabinet doors and drawers that close quietly, then our modular system is ideal thanks to its built-in damping mechanism. Between you and me, it can sometimes be difficult to close a cupboard door gently, especially in hard-to-access alcoves.
Whether bookshelves, TV cabinets or wardrobes – the space under a sloping ceiling can be used differently depending on the room. Furthermore, you should of course ensure that you create a harmonious overall look. You’ve probably already thought about how your cabinet or shelves under the eaves will be structured. But if not, here’s our tried-and-tested method: install small shelf cubes at the top, where the space is extremely confined. Placing them slightly higher up than usual makes them really eye-catching and brings the whole room to life.
No matter what you plan to store in the cabinet modules under your sloping ceiling, Shuffle provides the necessary flexibility. Thanks to the special hole pattern, you can also customise the space inside the cabinet. This means that you can also make changes to the modules after installation – the shelves can be fixed in place or even removed. And last but not least, your Shuffle can grow with your home because you can always order additional modules of different sizes.
Cabinets and shelves are an integral part of any interior design. Over the years, each item furniture will accompany you through your life – as long as it was built to last. In particular, you would expect furniture placed under sloping ceilings to last for many years, if not decades. This means that high-quality products are a must – which is why Shuffle is deliberately made from robust materials. For example, the clothes rail in our cabinet modules can support unusually high loads thanks to a special metal bracket. Equally, you can also install a special cross plate on top of your tall cabinets to ensure they remain securely in place.
Finally, you also need to pay attention to the stability of your shelf unit or wall cabinet. The Shuffle wall spacers ensure your furniture stands securely against the wall and prevent it from wobbling against the skirting boards. So even if you move your modules, everything stays where it belongs.