Ouch! Bumped into an open cabinet door again? Sometimes cabinet doors are just plain annoying – especially in small flats, in which closed cabinets can make the rooms seem even smaller. So, why not be open to everything?
Failing to use the space in corridors and hallways in a small apartment is downright criminal. A closed cabinet, on the other hand, makes everything feel too cramped. Open shelf elements at different heights can give structure to a corridor and create plenty of storage space. Whether you fill them with books, assorted pumps or trainers, handbags, magazines, family photos or holiday souvenirs – an open shelf wall is a real eye-catcher. Decorative boxes and baskets can make a lot of your stuff disappear, while keeping it close to hand. And not to worry, if your next apartment doesn’t have a narrow hallway, you can simply use the Shuffle shelf elements in a completely different way.
Granted, open shelves in the kitchen are not always a popular choice as fumes and vapours can accumulate there when cooking. But with a good extractor hood this is no longer an issue. What’s more, your pots, plates, spices and ingredients can be reached more easily on open shelves, which will also make your kitchen look more homely – especially if there is room for a dining table. And by the way, you won’t find closed cabinets in professional kitchens in the catering industry. There’s simply no time to waste opening and closing doors – and the risk of bumping your head is too great.
Here, openness is a question of personal style. Do you want to surround yourself with your books, family photos and beautiful ornaments? If so, open shelves combined with sideboard elements are practically a must if you want to display your possessions properly. However, if keeping things tidy gets to be too much, you can order a Shuffle door element at any time – order will be instantly restored!
Shuffle lets you make your living room both practical and stylish.
This is usually the smallest room in the apartment, with little floor space for extra cabinets – even opening a cabinet door can be a real struggle. So why not install floor-to-ceiling shelves here, too? You can organise your cosmetics, razors, creams, etc. in boxes or baskets. And your towels – properly folded – can find a perfect home in the upper compartments.
A well arranged, open wardrobe can add real flair to your bedroom. However, it needs to be properly organised. In terms of aesthetics, a neat stack of T-shirts is, of course, very different to a jumbled pile of clothes! Incidentally, you can take our QUIZ to determine your ideal “wardrobe type” and whether an open wardrobe is suitable for you. With Shuffle cabinet and shelf elements in varying heights and widths, you can create some visual variety and make the best possible use of your available space.
Open and sloping – no problem thanks to Shuffle!
Toys don’t like to live in cupboards anyway, so open shelf elements are perfect for children’s rooms. Ideally they shouldn’t be too tall – so the kids can reach them. After all, young children don’t really need a wardrobe and, besides, children’s rooms are often too small. Kids’ clothes can therefore find an ideal home in a Shuffle sideboard element with drawers. And as your children’s needs and wishes change over the years, the various Shuffle elements can be easily expanded and reconfigured.
Simple, floor-to-ceiling shelves on all walls are ideal here. It’s best to screw them to the wall to prevent them from tipping over when loaded. If you go to a little extra effort and sort your things into categories – food, kitchen utensils, tools, etc. – you’ll never spend too long hunting around for what you need. Keep small objects like screws in transparent plastic boxes to ensure everything is kept visible.