Bring Open Shelving Into Your Kitchen

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Thursday, October 27, 2016)

Kitchen Open ShelvingOne trending look in home design today is open shelving. In fact many homeowners are choosing to revolutionize their kitchen and bathroom storage solutions by means of open shelving. Let’s take a look at how open shelving could breathe fresh life into your kitchen.

Shelves themselves are available in many looks and materials – glass shelves, wire shelves, wooden shelves, and so forth. To select the right type of shelving for your kitchen, you’ll want to consider:

•    The type of items that will be stored on the shelves.
•    Ease of cleaning.
•    Whether the shelves will be exposed to damaging elements like moisture or grease.
•    How a given material – glass, metal, wood, etc. – will impact the room aesthetically.

The next point to consider is where in your kitchen could open shelving be installed. Sometimes kitchens have unused wall space, and this is the obvious choice for the location of the new shelves. Alternatively, you can replace some of your existing cabinets with shelving. You could take down damaged cabinets or simply replace those cupboards that house items you would rather display.

On the other hand, some home improvers choose open shelving as the storage solution for frequently used pantry items and kitchenware. Keeping these things out in the open can cut down on steps and save time for busy cooks. It also helps you know right where everything is.

At this point you might be wondering if you should just say goodbye to kitchen cabinets and use open shelving throughout. Some homeowners do this and like it. However, before taking this drastic step, there are a few points you should consider.

   •    Will you be able to keep the shelves and the items they house free of grease and dust buildup?
   •    Are there items that would detract from the room’s ambience if stored on an open shelf?
   •    Are there items that should be protected behind closed cabinet doors?

If you’ve realized that you do want to keep some cupboards, here’s a plan for adding open shelving and beautifying your cabinetry. Replace select cabinets with glass shelves; transform some or all of your cupboard doors with cabinet glass that coordinates with your shelves; and enjoy a completely new kitchen look without the cost of a complete renovation.

To explore your choices in glass shelves and cabinet glass, call ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. of Manassas Park and ask to speak to one of our in-house glaziers. We’ll also be happy to schedule you a free in-home consultation and estimate, so call us today at 703-257-7150!

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