Thursday, 23 February 2012

open shelves

I've decided (well, for now before we really start renovation) that we'll be going for open shelves. It's cheaper than having upper cabinets (yes, we have a budget). And since our kitchen is rather small, upper cabinets may make it look smaller than it already is.

With open shelving, however, you need to be extra organised and only put your best dinnerware on show.

Here are some of my favourite open shelving looks. Check it out.

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The kitchen above features black iron shelving showing off pretty silver trays and pots and books. Lovely!

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I really like this kitchen. With the white shelves, they feature plates and bowls of the same blue and white stripes. Pretty!

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This modern kitchen features white shelves without brackets and it also has light fixtures below them to highlight the shelves below. I love how they used white and grey cups and plates to fit in with the whole white-grey theme of this kitchen.

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This kitchen utilised its corners with open shelving. I love white shelves. Ain't it pretty?

More white shelves
A Country Farmhouse
Beautiful dinnerware mixed and matched with glass and trays and flowers in a vase. Lovely!

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I love the airiness and open concept of this kitchen. The use of mixed materials - wood table, fabric skirted sink, concrete countertops, and stainless steel oven stove makes this kitchen unique and beautiful. I saw this house in the book Decorate, and I fell in love with it.

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Another beautiful grey and white kitchen with open shelves.

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White and light-coloured wooden shelves!

So what's your take on open shelving? Are you ready for it?
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Have a great day!


4 comments:

  1. Its pretty, but realistically do you think you can always keep the shelves looking so organised and picturesque all the time? Especially right after slaving over the meals! And because your kitchenware is constantly on show, you can't have any aged or stained pots, pans, dishes and mugs on the shelf... So yeah i think it looks nice in pictures, but i also think maintenance would be hell.

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    1. Hi Anisah, yeah, it depends on what you want to put on the shelves. It only has to be stuff worth showing! So all the ugly stuff has to be put in your other 'closed' cabinets. The open shelves are more like a display shelf.

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  2. Put the ugly stuff in your ugly room! YEAH!

    Oh, and dusting them would be a major pain...

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    1. Haha. You know about my ugly room? Yes, I had definitely thought that dusting them would be a pain too....

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