I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I will be bombarding you with a few more kitchen inspired posts whilst we build up to actually doing our kitchen makeover (need to save some money – eeeek!). One of the major changes I want to make that won’t cost much is to remove one wall’s worth of kitchen cabinets above my sink. My current kitchen would benefit from more character and the wall cupboards feel overbearing and dominant so I think that replacing them with open shelving could be a good solution to both problems.
I have been very busy looking for kitchen ideas and examples of open shelving and I was also really inspired by Katie’s kitchen. But, and it’s a big but, will I be making a massive mistake replacing cupboards with shelves? Will I spend my life having to clean and dust them? Will I drive myself crazy ensuring the shelves are perfectly styled at all times and stuff anything that is actually useful in the other cupboards? Will I end up with less storage than I started with?
But then look how pretty they can be…
Potentially, I would be getting rid of three wall cupboards in favour of shelves and I currently store all of my crockery, mugs and glasses in them. These are all items that we use on a daily basis so from a practical point of view storing them on shelves would be ideal as they would be easily accessible. We could even add a plate rack and hooks for mugs. Also, glasses stored on shelves look good because they allow the light to travel through them so the shelves won’t feel unbalanced. But I keep coming back to the issue of cleaning and dusting – will it become a dirty nightmare or does everything get used so often that it’s not really a problem?
Pop back on Monday as I have created a 3D render of what my kitchen will look like with open shelves and you can give me your honest opinion on whether to go for it.
*Written in collaboration with Homify.