Kitchen Pull Out Shelves: Do I Need Them?

Posted by Admin Slide Out Shelves LLC on 5/2/2016 to ARTICLES

Kitchen Pull Out Shelves - Do I Need Them?

Yes You Do! If you want a great way to organize, simplify, and arrange your kitchen cabinets to be more efficient, hold more supplies, and save you time and headaches by making everything easier to access - this is the solution.

Cabinet Pull Out Shelves can be a great addition to your kitchen, pantry, bathroom, bedroom, and even closets. These are absolutely functional, will help you save space and create more useable space, as well as keep all your things very handy. There are many shelf styles, finish options, and drawer size variations in the slide out shelf designs that are available to you - large or small - these shelves are made to fit. Our sizing guides and customer assistance will help make sure you pick out the right sliding shelves to suit your needs.

Custom Cabinet Pull Out Shelvesare very affordable and you will not have to dig a hole in your pocket to purchase them. You will save money by installing roll out shelves and drawers - they create extra space, and better organization for the space you have. You won't know how you got along before you installed these very flexible storage shelves.

cabinet pull out shelves can be made to fit your kitchen cabinets

You also do not need to modify the existing cabinets in your home. There are a lot of kits that are available which can help you to get your Kitchen Pull Out Shelves in place. You can contact us at Slide Out Shelves, LLC, today to learn more about how you can develop an efficient and functional space that can simplify storage solutions for your home.

Cabinet Pull Out Shelves add Convenience and Value

Sliding shelves have been around for decades. Most commonly used in kitchens, pantries and closets, these shelves have been given many names. Pull out shelves, slide out shelves, roll out shelves, shelves that slide out, slide out drawers, roll out drawers, roll out trays, sliding shelves trays drawers. Whatever you want to call them, the main purpose is to give access to cabinets from the outside rather than crawling inside, while making the best use of limited space.

Adding Pull Out Shelving to existing cabinets will add convenience and value to the entire home. Many home owners find it difficult to organize the pantry and kitchen cabinets because these cabinets are dark deep areas and difficult to arrange.

Pull out shelving can be installed in your exisiting cabinets without any modifications. A custom made pull out shelf will fit in the cabinet opening allowing free access to organize and store all your kitchen goods. It's a very cost effective way to make the most of limites storage space. Real wood shelves will also add to the value of your home, should you ever decide to sell it, you'll have made a wise investment.

When looking for kitchen shelving that slides, keep two things in mind. The construction of the pull out shelf and the weight capacity of the slide. Companies that cut labor costs will surface mount the bottom to the shelf. This practice was common years ago and many can remember drawers that had the bottoms sagging down that required continual maintenance. A kitchen sliding shelf should have the bottom captured with a dadoe groove that adds strength to the entire shelf.

Some manufacturers cut production costs by installing slides that are not rated for the application. Drawer slides have two ratings: static and dynamic: static is the weight capacity of the slide when the kitchen drawer or shelf is sitting inside the cabinet, dynamic is the slide weight capacity when the drawer or slide is pulled out. Look for a shelf that has a rating of 100 lbs. static and 75 lbs. dynamic. Keep in mind that the weight capacity will not include the weight of the pull out shelf itself. A slide that has a rating of 75/50 works well for cutlery drawers but will break down when loaded with pots, pans, and heavy cookware.

 Installing slide out shelving is not limited to areas where there is current shelving. Most base kitchen cabinets have two shelves (the bottom of the cabinet and a shelf in the middle). Although installing pull out shelves in these two areas is the most common application, you can stack 3-4 shelves in a base cabinet if your storage needs call for it. Pantry cabinets and base kitchen cabinets can also be fitted with pilasters that allow you to add numerous pull out shelves and adjust the vertical placement of the shelves as you desire. Pilasters also allow the shelves to be moved if storage placement changes.

Of course, why limit easy access to the kitchen. You can use pull out closet hampers to keep dirty clothes out of sight and make the laundry process a lot easier. You can install wire shelves in your closet to contain sweaters and other folded items. Alternatively, you can also use wire baskets to organize socks, blankets, shoes and other small items. The possibilities for closet storage are really limitless with pull out shelves in the closet.

Whether you need to gain control of your closet space or you want to make your kitchen a more pleasant place to be, pull out shelves can help you achieve your goals.

*Terminology: pullout shelves, roll out shelves, slide out shelves, all refer to the same style of cabinet shelving