Most people would immediately think about kitchen cabinets when it comes to storage spaces for their kitchens. However, a close relative—the open shelves—is also something worth considering. There are several good reasons why you may want to incorporate open shelving in your kitchen designs.
Ease of Access
Ever wondered why commercial kitchens have a lot of open shelves and less of kitchen cabinets? This is mostly because of the ease of access that open shelves provide. In commercial kitchens, cooks and chefs need to work fast, and cabinet doors are often more of a hindrance. They need to reach and grab whatever they need pronto, and open shelves provide them with just that.
Show Them Off
Thinking about how to spice up that drearily dull space you call your kitchen? Well, how about installing some open shelves into your kitchen designs? Custom-made open shelving can be designed in a myriad of ways and can impact the overall look of a kitchen. Plus, you can use them to display certain kitchen related items that you own. Got a nice set of chinaware, or perhaps some really cool vintage bottle collection? Put them in those open shelves and see how this transforms your kitchen.
Bigger, Brighter and More Open Look
If you have a really small kitchen, then incorporating open shelving in your kitchen designs should certainly be considered. These shelves helps to create an illusion of a larger and more spacious kitchen with the absence of cabinet doors. The play of light and shadows and the depth of the open shelves also contribute to achieve such effect. If you feel that your kitchen is too tight and enclosed, then open shelving may just be what you need.
In general, open shelves cost less to build and install than closed-door kitchen cabinets. Obviously, that would be because of the absence of cabinet doors. By doing away with them, the material expenses and construction costs can be significantly lowered. And for all the benefits they can give your kitchen, they certainly are not budget-friendly but cost-effective as well.
Open shelves can be incorporated into almost every type of kitchen. However, it takes an eye for kitchen designs to make them blend well with the rest of the kitchen interiors. If you’re not sure about how to go about in designing your open shelves and kitchen cabinets, or even your walk in pantry, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d love nothing more than to help you out.
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