The best reasons to pick open shelving for your kitchen
Flick through any home magazine for kitchen inspiration and one thing will quickly become clear. Open shelving is still a massive trend for kitchens. The brilliant thing about open shelving is that it can complement so many home looks. Whether your kitchen is country casual, sleek and modern or vintage chic, open shelving can enhance your kitchen’s style. And if you’re thinking of taking the plunge, here are the very best reasons to pick open shelving for your kitchen.
- For more space. When you run out of space in your kitchen, the temptation is to add more upper cabinets. Pretty soon though, you can be left feeling crammed in with a kitchen that feels smaller as a result. One of the best reasons to pick open shelving is that you can gain that essential storage space that you need in the kitchen without having to add bulk. Think about what you need extra storage for, and even have a move around with your kitchen items so you can select just the items that you use most often like glassware to be stored on your open shelves. These Chrome/Glass Shelves are just the ticket for a contemporary space.
- To display your wares. You scour the shops to find just the right shade of cups and tableware to match your kitchen, then you shove them away in the cupboard. If ever there was a reason to pick open shelving it is the ability to display your crockery. But wait I hear you say, won’t it be hard to keep open shelving looking tidy? Actually it could well be the opposite! Because everything has its spot with easy access, then it should be the work of moments to place things back after washing. The Chrome/Oak Adjustable Shelving is our pick for delectable kitchen displays.
- To make use of little nooks. One of our favourite reasons to use open shelving in your kitchen is how you can make the best of the space. That area above the cooker, a little corner nook or even an unused wall next to the fridge. A bank of cupboards just might not feel right, or even fit, but open shelving could be exactly what you need. A wall of these white shelves would be both unobtrusive and useful.
- Because it saves money. An average kitchen in the UK will set you back a tidy sum of around £5000. Could be more or could be considerably less if you switch up some of the cupboard space with open shelving. A set of Chrome/Oak Adjustable height shelves (with 3 shelves) costs from £70. Each set of open shelves could replace one small cupboard base unit.
- For an individual look. But no matter of the potential cost savings, or even space saving benefits of open shelving, you may even decide to choose open shelving for the most fabulous reason of all- because it looks so good! You can achieve so much more of an individual look with open shelving, whether that’s by contrasting coloured units with an oak shelf, or wooden units with contemporary glass shelves. You can add real character and wow factor to your kitchen with the addition of just a few simple shelves. Take a look at our great range of kitchen shelves, and see just what you can come up with.