Kitchen Open Shelving
To get caught up on where we are now in the kitchen, I wanted to show an update of the open shelving. I originally loved having no cabinets above in the kitchen, however, since the kitchen is small and had little storage it needed something. I thought I would test out having open shelving. I went back and forth because I didn’t want it to look cluttered in the kitchen with the shelves. But once they were up, I found I LOVE open shelves. They are so functional I don’t think I can go without them now.
This is what it looked like after we had taken out the wall in between the dining and kitchen.
I put up tape where I wanted the shelves to go. For a long time going between 2 and 3 shelves. But in the end functionality won out and I used three. Plus odd numbers are always more pleasing to the eye visually.
I did a drawing of the elevation of the shelves and what objects I would put there. I felt like it needed to have a lot of uniformity so it didn’t have a cluttered look. Then end result change as I spaced out the shelves more, I nixed the idea of four lights. I ended up with just one above the sink.
Here is the end result. The pantry jars right next to the counter top are pretty much the best thing ever since I cook almost entirely from scratch.
I have a lot more to talk about as far as plans go in the kitchen, but that needs a post of its own.
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