Ask any modern lover, and they will probably say they much prefer the clean lines of hidden, uncluttered cabinets and drawers to the brazenly out there look of collections and stacks of things. Well explain then the current penchant for opening shelving in the kitchen that seems to be sweeping the nation and showing up most often in so-called “modern” homes?
We don’t know the answer to that conundrum, but we do know that we personally like the look of open shelving, especially in the kitchen. There’s just something so charming, down-to-earth and sincere about a person willing to put on display their kitchen wares. So how do you survive such a design element coming into your home? Make sure you leave some closed-door cabinet space along with incorporating open shelving, use the shelves for your best dinnerware and tableware and do a once over a few times a month to make sure things are staying uncluttered.
What do you think about open shelving in the kitchen (or anywhere else)? Sweet and charming or awful and cluttered? Let us know in the comments below!