The rack is a very convenient and practical partInterior. It consists of several shelves, which are fastened together by vertical posts. Most often, shelving can be seen in built-in closets, cloakrooms, libraries, kitchens. But they are equally relevant in the open in any room - bedroom, living room, nursery, study.
Racks are of several types:
Wireframe - these are the simplest, lightest racks, consisting only of shelves and racks;
In the form of a rack - several tiers of shelves with racks, partlyDivided into sections, a back wall is added, some sections of the shelves can be closed with doors. Often, in the center of the rack, there is a place for a TV;
Advantages of racks:
1 Lightness, construction, ease of assembly and operation;
2 The rack takes up little space and does not clutter up space;
3 In an open rack all things are in sight, and one can easily find what is needed;
4 With the help of a rack, you can divide the room into zones;
5 Low cost in comparison with cabinets and modular walls;
6 Decorative shelving can be a real highlight of the interior
Before I tell you about the types of racks, andWays of using them, we would like to say a few words about the dimensions and ergonomics of the shelving. Of course, everyone will choose the shelves for their own needs, but there are some typical sizes of shelves, which will best fit into the interior of the apartment.
HEIGHT. The most popular height of shelving is 1.80 m, all other dimensions depend on the specific application
WIDTH. The width of the standard racks is 90 cm., But this is more actual for bookshelves or things, if you have a wall-rack, it certainly will be much wider - maybe 2, maybe 3 meters.
DEPTH. Optimum shelving depth of the shelf is 45cm, so it is at this depth that you see things at the back wall. For book shelving, choose a depth of 25-30 cm.
DISTANCE BETWEEN THE SHELTERS. As a rule, in the purchase racks isThe standard number of shelves and you yourself calculate the distance between the shelves depends on what items you will store on the shelves. But the most convenient height of the shelf is 35-40 cm., This applies to both book and storage racks, at this distance and the book will be convenient to take, and things will not lie too large piles.
MATERIALS. The most comfortable for the house will be wooden orFrom a sheet of MDF racks, but as often there are also iron and even plastic ones. In the cloakroom storage systems you can use any, as there is no need for super strength, but for pantries and closets - buy better metal, and can not be afraid to load them.
Next, we will look at how to use shelvingin the interior. Since this is a familiar piece of furniture for a long time, we would not like to talk about banal bookshelves, we will try to select the most original examples, as well as advice on their placement in a residential space.
Zoning with a rack
In this capacity, the rack is simply irreplaceable, sinceHe, on the one hand, divides the room into several zones, but at the same time does not clutter the space and does not weight it, especially if it is a structure without a back wall. And all this with the fact that the shelf preserves the functions of the cabinet, namely, the storage of things.
This is the highest function of design - when utilitarianism combines with decorative.
The rack as a partition is appropriate inAny room. For example, you can divide the living room and dining room, bedroom and living room, study and bedroom, in the children's room - sleeping and working place. You can also adjust the level of "transparency" of the rack.
That is, the more shelves in the rack, the smallerBetween them distance, and so the less light and weightless the shelf will seem. What can we say about the shelves with a blind back wall - this will replace the real wall, only much easier and faster.
In this perspective, the rack is not practical, butDecorative function. Designers of furniture constantly create a large number of original, original models of shelving, which are art objects and are designed to decorate themselves with space.
They can be inconvenient, have small shelves, or they can be quite a small number, but most importantly - such a rack will be the basis of the interior decor and will be able to attract everyone's attention.
If the area of your home allows, you can safely buy such a rack, as it will be an investment in the style of the premises for many years.
You can from time to time rearrange the rack and change the items on it, and each time it will look different.
We especially like the idea with the door shelf - it's original, and practical at the same time, since the door is no longer just a door, but in one place there is a place for books and all sorts of stuff.
Built-in furniture or wall shelving
This way of placing racks is very importantIn small apartments - it allows you to save precious meters. As a rule, such racks are placed in niches of walls or furniture, a window frame or a recreation area is framed by a rack, they are covered with a whole wall or built into wall openings in case of non-standard planning, installed under stairs and in attic rooms.
Since here you have to squeeze into the framework of a particular niche or wall, then the layout of the rack needs to be done in accordance with the dimensions of the given place.
You can not limit your imagination -Make the rack asymmetric, that is, all the shelves can be placed at different heights and make different sizes - it will look especially beautiful in a niche of irregular shape.
And maybe you'll like the idea of multilayerednessRack - when it consists of several sections, and they all have different depths of shelves, thus creating an illusion of volume. Still it is possible to put forward sections on castors and, by a principle of doors in a case-compartment, to change their position.
Classic floor racks
The name speaks for itself - it's a traditionalThe use of shelving, to which we have long been accustomed. Several rows of shelves with racks are placed on the floor, in a convenient place. The upper shelf is used as a table top, or as another open shelf.
In this type of shelving is most often found in children's and adult bedrooms, and in the living rooms - for storing books and disks.
In children's rooms - it is always convenient to store a lot of books andToys, as here you can quickly restore order. There is another advantage - the design of the shelves of this type is very versatile, so it will fit in the bedroom and baby, and a teenager.
In the living room - a large number of books will fit in the shelves, and on the top shelf you can put TV, photographs, figurines, diplomas and awards.
In the bedroom the shelving Is a simple way of storing things that usually lie in the chest of drawers, only in a less cumbersome and quickly accessible form.