Some good uses for metal shelving include organizing the kitchen or pantry, providing more storage in the laundry room or having a unique type of room divider. There are many types of metal shelves, from single units to tall shelving units with multiple levels.
Homeowners use metal shelving to organize and arrange items in their kitchens. The shelves can become part of the kitchen decor if they are left as-is for a modern or industrial look, or they can be painted. Use a tall metal shelving unit in the kitchen with baskets to store various cooking accessories, tools and small appliances. Another way to use metal shelves in the kitchen is as a makeshift pantry with shelves that store canisters of different food ingredients to be kept at room temperature.
Tall metal shelving units can also be used to divide a large room. The shelves not only separate two parts of a room, but they serve as a storage option for both rooms. The open shelves can be used for books, smaller items inside baskets and bins, or in a dining area to display plates, serving dishes and glasses.
Use the metal shelves as storage in a laundry room or living room. In a living room, they can provide storage for a bar, act as a bookshelf or display eclectic figurines and other collectibles. Use them in a laundry room to store detergent and softener bottles.