Let a Los Angeles handyman install shelves

Let a Los Angeles handyman install shelves

Minimalism is a growing trend in interior design. This could reflect the current financial climate and the affordability this style offers. It could be a result of people's desire to have a functional home that looks stylish, but doesn’t involve much upkeep. Consumers want to relax when they are home and enjoy their living space; they don't want to constantly clean and update it.

One of the best ways to practice minimalism is to install floating shelves. Named such because of their appearance, the shelves appear to float on the wall because the brackets and screws are not visible. The brackets for these shelves are in the back and the screws come up from the bottom. What's more, this version can support just as much weight as any other shelf. Not only does this style save space, it can still store heavy items.

Because shelf installation requires a great deal of precision, it might be best left to a professional. A Los Angeles handyman can help with shelf installation and other household tasks that have been lingering on your "To Do" list.

When installing floating shelves, a handyman will:

Find the studs. It is important to line up the brackets on your floating shelves with the studs in your wall. This will help increase the load the shelf can hold.

Use drywall anchors. If you cannot use the studs in your wall, use drywall anchors instead. This is a less desirable method, but it will secure the shelves to the wall. If a shelf is improperly attached to a wall, it could tear away from the drywall, causing damage to your items and your wall.

Use a drill. A drill can easily create pilot holes for the screws. This will help guide the screws into the wall more effectively.

Use a level. What’s the point of having a shelf if it won’t work? Use a level to make sure the shelf is flat and items won’t slip off. This not only helps keep your items safe, it also gives the room an aesthetically pleasing look.

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