Open shelving units in the kitchen have been trendy for a while now, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. The look is fresh and modern, and it’s a simple update anyone with a dated kitchen can make for a quick refresh. If you haven’t yet jumped on the bandwagon, here are 5 reasons why you should consider giving open shelving a try in your kitchen.
- It makes your space feel larger
If the square footage in your kitchen is on the smaller side, using open shelving instead of visually bulky cabinets is a great way to trick the eye into thinking that the space is brighter and more open than it actually is. And because they are flexible in style and can be easily customised to suit a variety of spaces, open shelves are also a great way to maximise odd spaces that would have been otherwise wasted, and provide you additional storage in your kitchen.
- It makes cooking super convenient
Especially so for homeowners who cook and entertain often, open shelving units provide the ultimate convenience as all of your kitchen equipment, utensils and condiments are visible and easy-to-grab at all times. And whenever you have guests over, they can easily find whatever they might need without you having to fret over remembering which cabinet the items are hiding in.
- It keeps things tidy
Because they are open for everyone who comes over to your home to see, having open shelving forces you to ensure that your kitchen setup is well organised. And while it might be tiresome at times to have to always be on top of keeping these shelves tidy, it provides an added convenience when other members of your family or your guests are helping to tidy up as you will be certain that all your kitchen appliances and utensils will find its way back to its designated spot with open shelving.
- It’s an inexpensive and budget-friendly solution
Whether you’re renovating a new apartment or updating the look of a pre-existing home, installing cabinets is often one of the biggest expenses you can incur. And because the kitchen contributes to quite a large percentage of the total number of cabinets you’ll need for your home, opt for an open shelving plan instead, as it can actually save you quite a bit of money.
- It allows you to display your favourite china
Be it a stunning china set you received as a housewarming gift or some beautiful kitchenware that you splurged on while out shopping, open shelving is a great way to infuse your personal style into the kitchen by displaying your favourite pieces. In addition, you can also keep things in the kitchen visually interesting by switching up the look of your space through the rearranging and updating of your shelf vignettes as and when you want to.