While they may seem fairly mundane, shelf support brackets are actually pretty valuable. Over-engineered to produce the greatest amount of stability at the lightest possible weight, shelf support brackets can be used for a number of interesting applications throughout your home.
Use Hidden Support Brackets for a Kitchen Bar
You can use hidden support brackets to connect a countertop directly to your wall. This countertop can be at bar height so you can add some bar stools and create additional surfaces and seating in your kitchen. This is an especially useful option if your kitchen doesn't have a lot of space.
With the right brackets, you can also have a bar that folds up and down, so you can place it against the wall when you don't need it.
Organize Your Closet With Large Support Brackets
Large support brackets can be attached to the wall to provide additional closet space. Rather than placing a single pole in the closet, you can instead use brackets to place multiple poles that are well-suited to the type of clothes you use.
The brackets themselves can also be used to organize clothes on, with clothes moving from the back of the closet to the front rather than side to side.
Add Bench Seating With Hidden Support Brackets
Like a bar, benches can be attached directly to the wall. Bench seating is an attractive addition to any room, though it does need to be carefully bolstered to studs so that it won't fall off. Hidden support brackets give the seat an interesting "floating" look for your bench. It's perfect for both a contemporary or a retro styled kitchen.
Add Decorative Brackets to Moldings and Corners
Decorative brackets can be added anywhere in the home to give it some flair. Metal copper or silver-toned brackets can be added to shelving to separate your items, while wooden brackets can be added to moldings and corners and then painted like trim.
Decorative brackets often cost only a few dollars, and you can place them throughout the entirety of your home to create a comprehensive style.
Just remember that when you place support brackets, you absolutely need to follow the directions and anchor them properly. If they aren't properly anchored, then they will eventually fall. Most hidden shelf support brackets need to be connected to a stud; you can use a stud finder to make the installation process easier.