Let’s talk about the debate of open shelving. It seems you either hate it or love it! Although open shelving is mostly popular with the farmhouse movement, it can also go with a variety of styles. That’s one of the many reasons I love it. No matter your taste, open shelving can bring added character to your space.
Do you love collections? Then, open shelving may just be for you! I admit that I am somewhat obsessed with collecting vintage items and dishes. Open shelving gives me a place to display all of my fun finds. Hey, if I’m going to collect them, I might as well be able to enjoy them! It also allows me to be creative in rearranging and switching these collections out.
If you are looking to update your kitchen, open shelving can save you a ton of money. We all know cabinets can be pretty pricey. Open shelving can be an easy DIY with wood cut into your desired length. Lowes and Home Depot will cut for free. Simply screw brackets into the bottom and you are good to go!
You may wonder if open shelving is actually functional? I can proudly say, yes it is! Let’s be real, we can let dishes behind cabinet doors become chaos. Having open shelving actually forces you to keep things neat and organized. It also helps you to use only the necessitates. I do suggest using lower cabinets for all your plastics and not so pretty items. Having less cabinet space will cause you to be more intentional on your spending and usage of kitchenware. That is always a plus!
If you aren’t totally sold yet, but are open to the idea, you can slowly transition into open shelving. You can start by taking the doors off of your top cabinets. This allows you to get a feel of the look and functionality of it without diving deep into it. You can always put those doors back on if it doesn’t work for you!