There is two kinds of people: ones that believe that open shelves are practical additions to standard kitchen cabinetry and others that think that they aren’t practical at all. We think that open shelves aren’t only practical but also looks great in any kitchen. There are a lot of ways you can install them there. With some creative thinking, you definitely can make open shelves the most spectacular element of your kitchen.
Amount of open wall shelves that could be used designing a kitchen
We’d like to separate implementing of kitchen wall shelves into three categories according to their amount.
Only a couple of shelves as an addition to standard upper-cabinets
This solution is perfect to show some of your fancy tableware or vases. These open shelves could look like cabinets or made to look in contrast with them. For example, if you have cabinets made of wood you can use shelves painted in some bright color. Although if your cabinets have glossy bright finish, wall shelves made of natural wood or covered with copper might become a great addition to them.
Replace half of your upper cabinets with open shelves
This solution makes the top of the kitchen wall looks more minimalist and of course show all those beautiful things you have. It’s perfect to show a cool backplash your kitchen have.
Use only open shelves and don’t use upper cabinets at all
This type of kitchen storage looks much more elegant that the traditional kitchen. Although don’t forget that open shelving shouldn’t be overcrowded. That’s why lower cabinets should provide enough storage for all these mismatched dishes you have. Of course, it’s really hard to maintain everything clean in such kitchen but beauty needs sacrifices…
Kinds of open kitchen shelving
Besides standard wall shelves on brackets you could use DIY faux floating shelves, different shelving units, shelves connected using plumbing pipes, corenr shelves and many others. Some of these storage solutions could provide additional storage space by occuping tight spaces but some others provide less storage space than standard kitchen cabinets.
Anyway, enjoy the collection of kitchen designs with open shelves that we gathered for you. You definitely will find some interesting solutions among them. Depending on your needs and wishes you could organize your kitchen storage to not only be practical but also to look good.