We all have seen the conventional wall mounted magazine rack while sitting in office waiting rooms and in the business environment but many people don't fully appreciate this style of magazine rack in the context of the home. In fact if you really think about it a wall mounted home magazine rack may be one of the most efficient ways to deal with an expanding collection of magazines without having to go out and redecorate your home to accommodate a large magazine collection.

When you get right down to it magazines of all types are vastly important to many different types of businesses and they are often equally important in matters of the home. Many home and garden magazines contain a wealth of information that is handy to have at your fingertips and are integral to home life.

For instance in the kitchen it may be very helpful to have a wall mounted magazine rack to house all the various cooking magazine you collect over the months and years. Sure, you could orderly place each magazine on a shelf but they get hard to reference when they are behind closed doors and they can easily get out of control when book end fail.

Similarly in the garage a wall mounted magazine rack can help you maintain your literature on home and garden topics as well as woodworking, tools, and handyman projects. Not everyone has the means to cover their workspaces, drawers, or bookshelves with magazine racks but wall space is almost always abundant in any household.

If you are a sucker for magazines and like to keep quality information handy for reference in the places you use that information the most a wall mounted magazine rack may be one excellent way to organize your material without cluttering up your shelves and work surfaces.

Types Of Wall Mounted Magazine Racks

There are of course many different types of wall mounted magazines racks to choose from. Many of these types will resemble the big wooden magazine racks found in large business waiting rooms but others will resemble more home friendly smaller storage solutions. A home magazine rack hung on the wall is unlikely to need to hold as many magazines as a waiting room thus the racks can easily be smaller and more streamlined.

Conversely you can also go the other direction and shop around for specifically larger magazine racks which don't necessarily hold more magazines but may hold them in a larger and more decorative piece of furniture. Wall mount magazines racks do not after all have to be features they can often include useful features such as shelves, hooks, and storage compartments for small items like pens, phones, and other accessories.

Wall Mounted Magazine Rack Home Vs. Office

One of the main differences between home wall mounted magazine racks and wall mounted magazine racks for the office is the amount and shape of the magazine slots in the actual unit. Office magazine racks are typically designed to hold many different types of magazines and show the covers of them all to those people in a waiting room or lounge. On the other hand home magazine racks are usually designed to hold fewer types of magazines but potentially more magazines from the same lineup but from different dates. In the at home case a person is more likely to have multiple issues on three to four magazines that he or she is to have one issue of ten to fifteen different magazines.

Many magazine holders which don't attach to the wall are usually built into the sides of end tables or meant to compliment an easy chair in the side of a room. Coffee tables or side tables are prime areas for the accumulation of magazines and thus these are great areas to either buy a magazine stand and holder or a small wall mounted magazine rack so that you aren't tempted to load it up with items that are easily forgotten about. The wall mount design keeps everything in view but also allows you to keep the floor free of extra table legs or clutter produced by many side table magazine racks.

Where To Buy Wall Mounted Magazine Racks

Quality wall mounted magazine racks are easily found in stores which sell large varieties of home furnishings such as general merchandise stores like Target and Wal-Mart. They are also sold by many specialty home furnishing stores such as Pier One and Department Stores like JC Penny and Sears.

Despite the fact that home furnishing items such as magazine racks, which are made for the wall at your home or your office, can be found at so many stores, doesn't mean these are always the best places to buy these items. The cheaper discount stores are more likely to carry poor quality items for less and the specialty stores are likely to carry higher quality items for too much. Ideally you should do your shopping online with the specialty retailers which can offer both high quality wall mounted magazine racks, lots of variety for your choice in styling, and low pieces to make the entire project more affordable.

Specialty home furnishing retailers have a leg up on most traditional retailers in that they can offer more products with high levels of variety for you to choose from. Right down to the details of the drawer knobs and cabinet pulls attached to some of these pieces these retailers typically can better satisfy your needs while also keeping the prices lower than most local stores.

Mega online retailers like Amazon and eBay are well known for the variety of their merchandise but there are also smaller online retailers which may be perfect for finding the right wall mounted magazine rack for your home or office at the right price. Retailers like Modern Office Furniture, CB2, and ABC Office to name just a few are good places to start your search. And at the very least you can find out which magazine racks and stands you prefer over the ones available in stores and look to buy based on the sales cycles of online or traditional retailers.