Open shelves give this kitchen a restaurant style feel with a visible pantry and dish storage display. Traditional closed cabinets frame the stainless steel refrigerator and line the lower section of the kitchen below neutral countertop. Hardwood flooring finishes the simple and classic look.
Storage isn't a problem in this kitchen. Glass-front upper cabinets, open shelving and a full-size pantry opposite the Sub-Zero fridge offer style and storage. Contemporary track lighting against a paneled ceiling draw the eye upward in the narrow space.
To attach this system to the wall, two vertical wooden slats were fastened to the wall with a drill, then the shelves were cantilevered over them. Not only does the shelving unit house necessary media components, it creates stylish storage space for books and accessories.
Stacked, mounted shelving creates layers of open storage framing this kitchen sink. A small window between the shelves allows natural light to bounce off the brown countertop and stainless steel appliances. White cabinets with black handles match the shelves for a cohesive look.
In the billiard area, the built in shelves to double duty. Not only do they provide a place for the homeowner to display books and other prized possessions, they open to reveal extra storage, which helps to keep the space organized and neat.
The contemporary bathroom from Bath Crashers opens up to a grand shower with a spa deck flooring. A floating sink sits between open storage shelves and a tall, thin cabinet, while the space is grounded by a slate floor.
Pine that was stained a dark walnut creates the open storage shelves below the counter in the baking center. The shelves resemble a freestanding piece of furniture, with display storage for a bread box, dessert stands, mixing bowls, glass cannisters for flour and sugar and a marble rolling pin. A new window above peeks out to an alluring water view.
Tiny kitchens can feel claustrophobic when cabinets are towering overhead. Many cooks can't reach what's in them and the overall feeling is boxy and closed in. Get organized and trade the top cupboards for open storage. Consider shelving, pot racks and magnetic knife or spice holders instead. Your kitchen will look more spacious and serve up display space for your favorite dishes, shiny pots and pans, or artwork.