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Fix It & Finish It is a TV show in which a team of remodelers will go into a house and remodel one room for the home owners. On Tuesday’s episode (which will also be aired on March 4 and June 29), Fix It & Finish It remodeled a couple’s master bedroom using a rolling ladder hardware kit that they received from Custom Service Hardware. The tiny bedroom was in desperate need of Continue reading “They liked it—You will too!!”

8 Clever Ways To Use A Rolling Library Ladder – All Over The House

Time to go above and beyond library walls.

The classic rolling library ladder often evokes images of majestic libraries, full of epic bookshelves, and maybe Belle sing-songing about escaping her provincial life. But they can be used for a great variety of purposes – from straight utilitarian practicality, or adding a unique sense of design and room architecture. You may even be able to combine the two; let’s browse how a rolling library ladder could be just the right addition for your room. (Note: all photos were customer submitted!) Continue reading “8 Clever Ways To Use A Rolling Library Ladder – All Over The House”

Ideas for Rolling Library Ladders

One way to add beautiful and functionality to your home is to install a rolling library ladder. These ladders help you easily reach things on high shelves or areas, and have the added bonus of beauty and classic style. They can be installed in almost any room in your home and can easily be customized to your liking. Below are some popular options of library ladders in your home.

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Use a rolling ladder in your closet as a way to reach items stored at high levels. Closets in particular  are usually small, so proper storage and organization is key. Many times this leads to seasonal or less-used items being stored in higher places that can only be accessed with the boost of a ladder.

wooden library ladder(source)

It is called a rolling library ladder after all- so why not use it in that room? If you have a large library in your home, a rolling ladder provides easy access to each and every book. In addition to the functionality, these ladders add an elegant touch to your library that guests will enjoy.

kitchen ladder(source)

Installing a rolling library ladder in your kitchen is a great way to reach pots, pans and even food items. Whether you install it in the main spot of your kitchen or inside your pantry, you can access items that are stored on the highest shelves with ease.

wine cellar ladder(source)

Reach high bottles safely and easily with the help of a rolling ladder. Opt for an elegant and luxurious wood type (and stain) for your wine cellar.

loft ladder


If you have a loft in your home, a rolling library ladder is a must. Whether the loft is for storage, hides a bed or is a space for children to play, the ladder allows them to easily access the hidden space.

bathroom ladder


An unexpected place to use a rolling library ladder is in your bathroom. You can store linens and toiletries for guests in the higher cabinets and easily reach them when the occasion approaches. The ladder also doubles as a space to hang towels.

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Instead of your typical wooden library ladder, why not add a pop of color to your home? Paint your ladder a bold color for an interesting take on the classic ladder. It will instantly brighten up your room and add an element of visual interest.

You can easily build your own rolling library ladder with the help of CS Hardware. We offer rolling library ladder hardware kits, wood ladder kits, custom wood ladder kits and ladder accessories on our website. Simply select from our options of rolling ladder components and easily assemble the pieces once they arrive. Your home will be looking good in no time! For more inspiration in the form of photos, check out our Pinterest board full of ways to use your rolling library ladder.

The Finishing Touch for a Library

If the kitchen is traditionally the woman’s focal point of a perfect house, the library is the man’s. And it is not just lawyers who have a wall full of bookshelves from floor to ceiling.

Both a design element and a functional necessity, the rolling ladder can be simple wood in simple styles or it can be an antique brass or bronze highlighted masterpiece. Either way, it makes it easy, and safe, to access top shelves when a foot stool is either too short or too unsteady. The rolling library ladder can also add functionality to large closets, wine cellar, kitchens and pantries, or even to access lofts; anywhere you want to reach those out-of-the-way places. And remember that a man’s library can also have that hidden flat screen TV; it can still be a “man cave” only with a touch more class than the norm.

Remember, though, that a ladder is only as good as its base and its hardware; buy the proper mounting hardware and install it properly, or have it professionally done. And, along that same line of thought, remember that a ladder is never ornamental, or “just for show” … even if you know it is not really meant for climbing, will all the guests who visit your library?

When you think of that perfect finishing touch for the library or access to any high location, the rolling ladder is the perfect accessory. And remember that Custom Service Hardware is here to help!

Thanks, as always.

Ken, for CSHardware