1. How much space do you have?
Whether you need shelves, a divider or an activity area, exact dimensions are useful.
2. Choosing shelves
Consider the kinds of storage needed for the activites in each area. This will determine shelving amount as well as type. Shelves double as boundaries and display when they are away from the wall, and can face either direction. Space between shelves can be filled with panels.
3. What height of shelving?
Children's age is an important factor. 41 cm shelves are nice within an area for babies. 61 cm shelves provide a good counter surface for most children, and 81 cm shelves maximise storage space and can bound cosy areas. You may prefer a tall height around a quiet area or near the wall, coming lower within the room.
4. Choosing panels
Panels come at the same heights as the shelves or there are wave panels that link two heights. Choose from three types of panels: clear, solid and pinboard. Go to panels
5. How does Roomscapes connect?
No tools are needed. Connectors on the end of each shelf or panel slide into grooves on the posts, allowing you to position your panels or shelves at various angles. Posts are 6 cm wide and should be reckoned into the total measurement. Choose post height to match that of the neighbouring shelf, panel, or stacked combination. (When connecting two heights, posts must match the taller height.) Go to posts
6. Safety and stability:
- Shelves can stand alone, or be connected to other shelves or panels.
- When connecting shelves in a straight line, use 2 posts and a filler.
Gate, Teacher arch and door need extra stability.
- Panels must be connected at both ends.
- No more than two panels in a straight line. (Options: create 45° or 90° angles, add a shelf, or use wings.)
- If you place panels on top of shelves or other panels to make a higher divider, the combined height should be no more than 122 cm.
If you include one in your run:
Never connect panels in a straight line with a door or gate. Use 45° or 90° angles.
- It must be connected at both ends to a shelf or panel at least 61 cm high.
- If 61 or 81cm high Corner units are connected to the Gate, Teacher arch or door, then the corner units must be connected to other panels or shelving.
- Use posts at least 81 cm high.
You can attach a door or gate to the wall, using a wall adapter and post on one side, and a shelf or panel on the other.
Beginning and ending a Roomscapes run:
- Any shelf can end off a run.
- Wings come in pairs. If you’re ending a run with a panel, attach a wing on each side, perpendicular to the panel.
- A wall adapter can be screwed to the wall or other stable fixture to support a post. The bottom of the wall adapter must be on the floor.
7. Fine-tuning your space
The adjustable panel can fill in any odd gaps in your Roomscapes run. It adjusts from 63 cm to 94 cm wide.
Your customer service representative knows all about Roomscaping. They'll be glad to assist you through the process: Call 0800 387 457 or email.