We love the allure of library ladders, but never imagined them in another room. They are very functional allowing you to reach items on the very top shelve or in the top cabinet. On occasion, a soffit is installed in a kitchen because the room above the upper cabinets becomes a dust collector and unusable space. Having rolling ladders in a kitchen makes it possible to attain an extra level of storage.
We would love to have one of the pictured ladders in a kitchen; however, we somehow see us tripping or running into the ladder while holding a saucepan with boiling water. Maybe the library ladder would only work well with a larger kitchen where it can be out of the way. We wouldn't mind having a ladder at one end of the kitchen that reaches the upper cabinets to store a collection of cookbooks or fine china. Another concern of our's is if you have children, how do you keep them from climbing the ladder.
Do library ladders belong in the kitchen? What do you think?