Open shelving. Some of you like it. Some of you don’t. I like it in doses. Moderate doses. Everybody needs a cabinet or two to hide the gross plastic cups collected from a lifetime of sporting events and random restaurants. For the most part I like my shelves like I like my people—open.
Since the cabinet side of kitchen planning is something like 60% behind me, I am presently thinking about just how the open shelves should look. I just made up the 60% part. I really have no idea how many more decisions remain. We reworked and redesigned the cabinet set-up last week at which point great debate about trash drawers and pantry space ensued.
I must confess. It’s a lot of fun to plan a kitchen, to really think through the space with regard to the way you cook and even how you unload groceries and dishwashers.
A smattering of kitchens with open shelving:
A smattering of shelving options:
Whistle-Stop Hook Shelf