Whether you simply want to get the clutter off of your floors and furniture and keep it in some semblance of an organized state or you want to make a splash displaying treasured objects while making a design statement on your vacant wall space, cube shelving can be the answer. From cardboard boxes stacked on their sides to designer units made of luxurious materials, there is something out there for just about everybody.
Storage cubes are made in a wide variety of sizes, so take inventory of the number and type of items you want to store. Then you can find cube shelves in sizes appropriate to them. You can mix and match sizes for efficiency, and colors, for example, to generate a particular ‘look’ that expresses who you are. Form and function all neatly expressed.
Probably the most common material from which cube shelving is made is plastic. This material can be molded into a huge array of colors and, of course, shapes. While square modules are most common, you can find stackable modules available in hexagonal shapes to create a beehive sort of effect.
You can mix and/or match colors, and employ colors that complement your walls and/or furniture. You can find them in sizes that will allow you to build around things like radiators and take advantage of space that would other wise be wasted.
Wood is perhaps the next most common material for cube shelving. While you can find cubes made of genuine wood, far more common are units made of particle board with a wood veneer or faux wood finish. It is up to you how much you want to spend to achieve a look you can live with.
Some people simply get storage crates modeled on old style milk delivery boxes. These, as well as wire storage units, tend to let small items slide through and escape, and so are best suited to storing items of a size larger than the gaps. If you are going shopping for this style of storage unit, it might be worthwhile to measure the items you intend to store in them before you go, and take along the tape measure to the store.
At the upper end of the cube shelving price scale you can find units made of tempered glass. This sort of glass is specially made to be much stronger than ordinary glass. In addition, it’s engineered so that if it should break, it won’t shatter into dangerous shards, but will break into bits that don’t present sharp edges.