Open Kitchen Cabinets
Get all the info you'll need on open kitchen cabinets, and explore this airy and efficient option for your kitchen design.
Open kitchen cabinets are a definite trend in kitchen design, and with good reason—their combination of efficiency, attractiveness and economy makes them a great choice for any kitchen.
The main goal for homeowners Ryan Wiedemann and Joleen Borgerding was to make their kitchen feel open. The original kitchen was walled off from the rest of the living space, which deterred them from enjoying the pretty outdoor views from the living room. To open up the space they removed two walls as well as pocket doors, which separated the kitchen from the living space.
After: Opening Up the Space
"There was a big space along the wall that was underutilized," Ryan says. Shuffling the cabinets to a different layout allowed for more storage and created additional floor space. Ryan framed out a handy cleaning closet to the left of the refrigerator using pocket doors that formerly were used as an entrance to the old kitchen.
If you're considering adding open kitchen cabinets to your kitchen design, you'll first need to choose a material. Open kitchen cabinets aren't restricted to any particular kitchen design, but they are generally found more often in kitchens that incorporate some semblance of casual style. They put forth a less restrictive design approach, and they also allow for the display of dishware and decorative items.
If storage space is at a minimum, open kitchen cabinets can be a great option. Doors will never get in the way, and you'll always have full access to all the contents of your cabinets. Additionally, guests won't ever need the "what goes where" tour, as a quick glance will give them all the info they'll need.
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