Open shelves provide a unique opportunity to showcase your cutlery (and your personality) in the kitchen. You might believe that the storage and organization options it offers are as wide as the shelf itself – but the wrong step here can turn your beautiful design dreams into an unattractive and cluttered mess. Does your kitchen already have open shelves or you are considering a cabinet reshuffle? The following picture we hope can inspire you to organize your kitchen.
AESTHETIC IN SHELF
Once you have a clean shelf, you will be able to implement a new, well-designed organizational scheme and improve the aesthetics of your shelf settings.
If you intend to fill an open shelf with an entire collection of ceramic plates, make sure the shelves are securely mounted on the wall. Then, assemble your pieces into bottom-heavy arrangements, keeping the biggest ceramics on the lowest shelves and limiting stacks to eight or fewer pieces.
RUSTIC CHARM IN KITCHEN
Live-edge shelves are slabs of wood where some of the barks are still visible, which will add a more rustic charm to your kitchen. Though they will cost you more than basic wood shelving, the upgrade will become a worthy piece statement in your kitchen.
BALANCING YOUR KITCHEN
In many instances, open shelving surrounds a range hood evenly on both sides so the entire look feels symmetrical and balanced. However, consider switching up your kitchen storage by instead opposing some open shelving with hanging storage.
USE THE CORNER
It’s easy enough to run open shelving along an entire wall and stop it at the end. Instead, consider creating a right angle and making use of the corner space, too. Since most corners are relatively hidden from view, use this space for microwaves and other less attractive kitchen gadgets.
MORE FUNCTION WITH SHELVES
Open shelving works best when it’s only partially about design and more about function. This project will help you keep a more organized pantry.
LIGHTING UNDER THE SHELF
Adding to the beautiful appearance of your shelf in the kitchen, you can provide lighting like the picture above. Make your kitchen more organized, neat and glowing.
EASY TO CLEAN
With this open shelving, you can regularly cycle through your most-used dishware, you can ensure that your cookware will never sit long enough for the dust to settle. Now it is easy to ensure that unwelcome dirt bites the dust.
SMALL SHELVES IS OKAY
A couple of smaller shelves that take up the space of one cabinet will make a significant impact on the space. This idea works well for those who want the look of open shelving but less commitment in regards to cleaning and styling them.
MODERN LOOK SHELVES
Remember, open shelves are not limited to farmhouse styles. There are many ways you can design shelves to fit your specific aesthetic. For a more modern look, consider a stainless steel finish with a more geometric pattern.
If you feel you never have enough storage in the kitchen even though there are lots of drawers and cupboards, it might depend on how you store things. All the storage space in the world will not help if the items inside are really messy. Hopefully, this article can be a solution to clear up the mess and save important things to make your kitchen more functional and less chaotic.