Having open storage creates an informal, relaxed feel in the kitchen – but it doesn’t work for everyone. You need to consider the shelves’ position, what you intend to store on them, and how they will look. Here are 10 points to think about before deciding whether this style is right for you.
Keep it neat and tidy
If you’re more inclined to the latter, you should perhaps think twice about installing more places where you’ll be tempted to scatter your stuff. If you are a tidy lot, however, and know that everyone will generally put everything where it belongs, open storage could be perfect for you.
Be prepared for more dusting
There’s no getting away from it – open storage will gather dust far more quickly than closed units will. So if you plan to display some of your more attractive but little-used items on shelves, remember that they’ll need to be wiped down more frequently.
Take your height into account
If you’re a little shorter than average and will frequently have to climb a stepladder to reach high-up pots and pans, then open storage might not be the most practical option for you. If the height is on your side, however, you will probably find reaching up to an item much easier than bending down to rummage around in a low cupboard for it.
Are you still up for this shelving?
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