Beautifully Organized Open Kitchen Shelving
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One long shelf in this kitchen creates ample room to display special-occasion glasses.
Fun With Design
Who says you have to stick to only displaying your dishes in the kitchen. Add in a fun toy or knickknack for an unexpected, quirky display.
If you love the look of sparkling white dishes on cool white shelves, look for other areas in the kitchen to add a splash of color. In this kitchen, a bright green fridge is a nice visual contrast from the all-white shelves.
For ease of use, stack shelves with the most-used dishes on the bottom shelf, working your way up to once-in-a-while items.
Create Your Own Storage
If you need more space, consider building your own shelves in an underutilized area. A couple of shelves in a rarely-used alcove can create abundant storage.
Do you love the look of open shelving but lack the dishes to fill it up? Consider using it to display a collection, such as the simple pitchers shown here.
To make the most use of open shelves, stack plates and even teacups and saucers. You may even be able to fit an extra plate or two by displaying them vertically.
Give your kitchen an earthy vibe with beautifully-stained shelving and ceramic dinnerware.
For a quaint, lived-in look, keep your most-used kitchen items out in the open.
Glitz and Glam
By continuing the backsplash all the way through the open shelving, this kitchen is given extra glamourous appeal.
Kitchen shelves can take up a lot of wall space, but don't let that stop you from hanging your favorite pictures. If you love art, attach it directly to your shelves.
Subway tiles and attractive stainless steel shelving give this kitchen a sleek city style.
Do It Yourself
Plumbing supplies and reclaimed wood come together to create custom open shelving that has the storage capabilities of several cabinets. Learn to make your own here.
Mix new dishes with your favorite antiques to add interest and character to your open shelving.
To make the most of your open shelving and to add visual height to your kitchen, stack shelves high, varying shelf height according to what will be stored.
Keep It Simple
If you view too many dishes out in the open as clutter in the kitchen, consider only displaying those that you use most often, keeping them on hand but clutter free.
To add interest and exude warmth, the open shelving in Dream Home 2014 was decorated with a mix or glass, wood and steel.