Open it up. Simply remove the doors of your upper cabinets, which gives you the look of a built-in hutch. Here, tilework matching the backsplash creates a textured background for the items on display in the open shelving.
The all-white cabinets and farmhouse sink contrast beautifully with a black subway tile backsplash. Nestled in a wall of the kitchen alcove, open shelving provides a convenient spot for everyday necessities and daily pantry items.
Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri transformed a dated and dysfunctional kitchen into this modern rustic space that's specially conceived to be the ideal baker's kitchen. A custom baking station is a keynote feature that incorporates a generous amount of open shelving and a dedicated prep area with butcher block countertop.
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.
A mix of traditional cabinetry and open shelving provides maximum storage space in this kitchen featured on HGTV's Buying and Selling. The upper shelving unit frees up valuable counter space by housing the microwave and espresso machine, while a neutral subway tile backsplash complements the stone countertops.
Open Pantry Shelving in Transitional Chef's Kitchen
For the kitchen island, the butcher block surface was deliberately distressed to give a well-worn and less formal appearance. Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri used a grinder with a buffing wheel and some strategically placed strikes with a heavy metal chain to achieve the distressed look.
Gray and White Transitional Kitchen With Open Shelving
Open shelves keep cookbooks and everyday tableware handy but off the countertops in this transitional kitchen. Roller shades on the glass doors and window allow for natural lighting or privacy. A white subway-tile backsplash with gray grout complements the room's white and gray color scheme.
Transitional Kitchen with Open Shelving and White Dinnerware
Carve out a display nook. If you’re removing doors, take them off of the cabinets above your refrigerator or microwave to create a shelf for displaying favorite platters, dinnerware and bakeware. Designers often group white items together for an expensive look, even with affordable dinnerware.
Large Kitchen With Built In Open Storage Shelving, Cabinet Framed Stainless Steel Refrigerator and Hardwood Floor
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.
Transitional Kitchen Sink With Brown Countertop and Stacked White Mounted Shelves for Open Storage
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.
This open plan kitchen features custom wooden cabinets with built-in shelving, providing a spot for the homeowner's handmade pottery. Track lighting and natural light from several windows illuminate the kitchen space.