You’re right – open shelving is risky. This is because it’s a bare-all shelving solution. That being said, if done correctly and carefully, it can end up looking sleek, enlargen your kitchen space and make life easier for you.
The beauty of the open-shelving system is that it is flexible and fits into a range of styles, and you will probably be able to find a great open shelving solution that suits your kitchen and personal style quite well.
Let’s walk you through some options:
Traditional and Country
Scrolling through these more traditional cosy kitchens, you’ll notice open shelving here are made up of floating shelves enforced with decorative brackets to hold those heavy pots and dishes.
Open shelving looks great in an industrial kitchen because there is a beauty-in-chaos element to it all coupled with that raw feel. We especially like the roller glass doors in front of the open shelving idea (as seen below) to keep things discreet!
Compartmentalized and Neat
If you like things visually organised and your kitchen bibs and bobs neatly tucked away, this solution would work well for you. You get both the open-shelving while finding the perfect place for your things. It’s kinda like the best of both worlds.
This has a modern look for people with kitchens that are highly functional, so there are a lot of utensils that you will possibly use on a daily basis. Floor-to-ceiling open shelving looks and works great if items are organised properly and users have a basic idea of where everything is – and really even if you don’t, all you have to do is take a few steps back and give your shelves the once-over. You can either use metal shelves or construct a bookcase type shelf for storage.
This is a fairly cool concept that creates more openness between different rooms and spaces. Instead of constructing walls to seperate spaces, use shelving for a look that is both functional and space conscious! Here’s how it works:
If you see a particular look that you’d like to re-create for your own space at home, why not set up an appointment with our design team to make it happen! At InDesign K+B, we make all our shelving and cabinetry bespoke to fit your ideas and lifestyle.