When house restoration shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition started developing gigantic homes with giant kitchen/living room/dining room/foyer open areas for everyone to see and grow infatuated with on television, the open concept became extremely popular. Even though there may be a minor return to partitioned space and seclusion in contemporary architectural trends, the open concept has not lost favor. In this article, we’ll talk about the open concept shelving trend in the kitchen and 5 things to think about before deciding between open shelves and closed cabinets.


Because practically anyone can install open concept shelving with little knowledge or by viewing a few YouTube videos, it can be a #DIY builder’s dream. If you’re doing it yourself, you’ll save time since you won’t need numerous people to position large cabinets or hold them in place while the screws are being driven in.


If you go with an open concept design, be prepared to show off your dishes, glasses, pots and pans, and anything else that might otherwise be concealed behind cabinet doors. There’s no longer any excuse to be lazy and use the out-of-sight-out-of-mind cleaning strategy because everyone can see everything.


If you prefer to keep up with the latest trends, open concept shelving in your kitchen will ensure that your tableware matches, is current, and is not mismatched and that your wine glasses are the same size, trendy, and not thrown into the cabinet carelessly. Because everyone can see what you’re using in your kitchen, it ought to appear nice and current.


Having oddly shaped objects on display, such as glasses and plates, creates a lighting disaster in the kitchen. Unlike pot lights, which are supposed to light the space in your kitchen and provide a general lighting source, having open shelves means you’ll need to figure out a way to properly and deliberately light the goods on your shelves unless you want your kitchen walls to be covered in unsightly shadows.


If you choose open shelves over traditional kitchen cabinets, you’ll have a new problem: you’ll have to dust your plates, cups, glasses, pots, and pans more frequently. Open shelves can not protect your cookware from the dust that circulates in your home.

Although open concept shelving is less expensive and faster to install, it requires more labor, is less classic, and is less functional for your kitchen makeover. For a free in-home consultation on Winnipeg Kitchen Renovations, email us at [email protected] or call us today at 204-806-1276.

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