An Open Mind To An Open Shelving Kitchen

The kitchen brings the house to life and is one of the main areas where residents spend the most time in. From making a brunch feast or preparing a big dinner party, the kitchen design should be functional and easy to navigate around. The stacks of pots, pans and dirty dishes can easily pile up and become cluttered. By building some open shelving in the kitchen, this can assist in maintaining an organised space but also bring a stylish, open feel to the entire room. Apart from providing a practical solution for your cooking essentials to be easily accessible, it is a great opportunity to avoid a drab kitchen by adding a trendy feature. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to properly upgrading and using open shelves.

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Adding Some Flavour
It is important to properly plan how to seamlessly incorporate and install open shelving in the kitchen. This should be decided during the early stages of the renovation process to save you the time and effort of dealing with a chaotic kitchen and dining area. There are a few options to consider when deciding which type of open shelves, you would like to include to make your own creative aesthetic. These can range from adding floating shelving without brackets, including textured materials or glass tints. When brainstorming design ideas, you can aim for a nice mix of a decorative element and a minimal look.

Keep It Tidy
It is easy to make a mess in the kitchen which is why choosing the surrounding designs, like the backdrop of your open shelves, can make all the difference. When cooking and preparing several meals, backsplashes and stains are unavoidable. By placing dark wallpaper, a stone backsplash or tiles directly behind the shelves, you are able to add some visual depth whilst avoiding the eyesore of messy walls. The surface behind the open shelving in the kitchen can speak volumes in introducing new textures and also maintaining a spotless space.

open shelving kitchenImage: Apartment Therapy

Infuse Some Creativity
When choosing what to place on the shelves, there is no wrong or right. You can set up the display according to which items you need on a daily basis and if these essentials come as a set. A cohesive palette on the open shelving in your kitchen can present more consistency and will work well with the variety of items stored up high. It is all about the simple arrangement of the dishes, glasses, cutting boards and even cook books to create a stylish structure without making it too overcrowded.

Spice It Up
You can bring an organic look in the kitchen by opting for neutral colours and natural materials. With the use of marble and wood, you can effortlessly add an earthy feel to the whole house. In addition, you won’t need to have a green thumb to bring in some greenery with a few potted plants. By allowing nature indoors, they are able to serve a dual purpose by being a healthy boost and increasing the air quality.

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Are you embarking upon building a new home and want to incorporate open shelving to your kitchen design? Give us a call on 1800 184 284. Our team of experts can help connect you to the right builders. You can also book a call online!

Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


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