Some people don’t like open shelves beause they think their dishes will dusty, and they would have to dust more often than if they had their dishes and glasses behind doors. Even if you are not concerned about the cleanliness of your dishes, it's possible that you just don’t like that look. You might also be afraid it will look too cluttered.
I, on the other side, do love open shelving, especially in the kitchen. I think a few open shelves near the sink are practical and make the kitchen feel bigger. The kitchen accessories you use on a daily basis are also much more accessible without having to open doors. So I looked around and found a number of beautiful kitchen designs that I would love to copy.
There are so many different ways you can use open shelving. From installing one or more shelves that cover the whole length of your kitchen wall, to a bookcase-like design. One of my favorite ideas is to put up shelves in the corners of your kitchen. It has such a sophisticated look.
For now, our kitchen looks like this: I'm using a bookshelf for an open shelving look. After browsing so many different ideas, I'd love to experiment more with shelves, especially some above our kitchen cabinets. It is the perfect space to display your favorite glass containers, your vintage kitchen gadgets, or your vase collection.
If you are planning on remodeling your kitchen, or you are moving into a new house, keep im mind that it is very important to think about how to set up your kitchen so it best fits your needs. I would never shy away from open shelving because it gives your kitchen such an individual look, especially if you are into farmhouse kitchens. And let's be honest - we keep our kitchens clean anyway, so the dust shouldn't be an issue!