Embrace the concept of open shelving
Trendy bars have been using open shelving for decades and now kitchen designers are bringing them into the home kitchen for much the same reasons. As an alternative to closed cupboards, open shelves maximise the sense of openness and space while making your everyday essentials so much easier to locate and access. Open shelves can also be incorporated as an addition to cupboards to maximise storage without impacting on the overall look, feel and size of your kitchen.
Aside from the extra space and practical benefits, open shelving adds that extra bit of style and personality into your kitchen by showcasing the colours, shapes and textures of your most prized cookware, books or even plants. Better still, open shelving works incredibly well with a variety of styles from minimalist and industrial to traditional and rustic.