A kitchen with open shelving
Jean Allsopp

Why We Love It

Open shelving not only gives you the opportunity to display pretty tableware, it's more convenient for a busy cook's kitchen. Unloading the dishwasher becomes much easier without cabinets doors to open and close.


Common architectural themes bring character to the room
Jean Allsopp

What Makes It Work

Horizontal cypress paneling sets a casual tone for this kitchen, from Southern Living's Panama City, Florida, Showhouse. The open shelving echoes those lines, and the support system – thick galvanized pipes – gives the room character.


A ledge makes more storage
Jean Allsopp

Steal This Idea

If space permits, install a ledge where the counter meets the wall for additional storage. In place of a backsplash, repeat the cabinet wood and countertop material.
–Lydia Somerville, Senior Editor, MyHomeIdeas.com


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