BEGIN TYPING YOUR SEARCH ABOVE AND PRESS RETURN TO SEARCH. PRESS ESC TO CANCEL
33 Smart No Door Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Upper cabinets often look bulky and make your kitchen feel cluttered but sometimes we just need this storage space. How to make them more lightweight-looking and still get that storage space? Go for open or no door kitchen cabinets! Today’s roundup will tell you of some pros and cons of this idea, so that you could consider whether it’s worth it or not.
Pros Of No Door Kitchen Cabinets
No door cabinets will increase your storage options. If you opt for a wall of no door cabinets above a cooking station or your sink, you’ve essentially got full accessibility within an arm’s reach. There’s no need to worry about reaching into difficult corners or behind awkwardly-placed items to get what you need.
As there are no doors, clear visibility means no one needs to ask where something is kept, creating a sense of comfort.
With no doors or partitions to get around, cleaning your cabinets inside is simple and easy. Because you’re likely using the items stored in these cabinets quite frequently, they’re less prone to gathering dust, and you can simply wipe your shelves down whilst your dishes are being washed.
Open cabinets are convenient for entertainers, as it means guests who help with the tidying up know where every item lives. Place bowls, plates, glasses and other dishes together for a uniform and neat look.
No doors eliminate the need for complete cabinetry, shaving off a large chunk of your total bill.
a cathcy navy kitchen with shaker and open cabinets, a brick backsplash and white countertops, elegant gold and brass decor
a contemporary kitchen with open white cabinets with wallpaper backing, light-stained cabinets with black countertops and large scale tiles
a cool large kitchen in navy, with open cabinetry and a large kitchen island, a stained cabinet and lots of natural light
a creamy vintage kitchen with shaker and glass cabinets, black quartz countertops, a window as a backsplash and knobs and handles
a graphite grey kitchen with open and flat panel cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash and white countertops
a grey farmhouse kitchen with shaker and open cabinets with no doors, a white tile backsplash and countertops looks elegant
a light blue kitchen with open and flat panel cabinets, butcherblock countertops, a white tile backsplash and pendant lamps
a mint and white kitchen with open cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash, a kitchen island and white countertops
a modern farmouse kitchen with lower stained cabinets, upper white ones, a white subway tile backsplash, a metal countertop for a cozy look and maximal functionality
a moody kitchen with open green cabinets that match the walls, creamy shaker ones and a creamy kitchen island
a neutral farmhouse kitchen with flat panel and open cabinets, grey stone countertops and black handles and fixtures
a serene kitchen with mint and open cabinets, white countertops, potted plants and tall stools
Cons Of No Door Kitchen Cabinets
Just because you’ve got the space for something, doesn’t mean it should be on display. If you’re going to install no door cabinets, make sure they’re reserved for the items you use most frequently.
As with anything, you should choose wisely what you have on display. Unless it’s part of the aesthetic you’re going for, refrain from storing things like souvenir cups and mismatched bowls on your open shelves as it creates visual clutter.
Dirt has nowhere to hide. With no door cabinets, unfortunately, you can’t simply shut the cupboard door and hide the dirt. This means you have to be vigilant about keeping up with your cleaning, especially if you like to entertain often.
No door cabinets can look cheap. Because no door cabinets stand out against the rest of your cabinetry, it’s likely to draw the most attention, and as such it’s important to choose materials that look and feel high-quality. This also means it’s probably not suitable for the entire kitchen. Instead, choose one wall space that you think would look good with open shelves and that’s convenient for accessing the items you use most frequently, and create a feature wall with your no door cabinets here. Get inspired!
a small and lovely kitchen with white and stained open cabinets that are used for displaying dishes, jars and potted plants