Once upon a time, meeting (and admitting!) that you’d met your significant other online left you open to some pretty harsh assumptions in the court of public opinion. However, studies now indicate that 1 in 3 couples married in the past decade met online. This goes on to illustrate that as a society, our definition of what’s acceptable is fluid. That’s part of what makes now such an exciting time to be in the ever-evolving home improvement industry. It’s invigorating to see homeowners consider design trends and incorporate them into their homes. A feature that’s becoming more commonplace within the home is swapping out kitchen cabinets with open style shelving. If you’ve been hemming and hawing about whether or not to embrace this concept, we’ve got a few reasons why you should try it.
Showcasing Your Dinnerware: One of the most appealing reasons for purchasing your own home is to be in complete control of yoursurroundings. Oftentimes with new home ownership means swapping out the hand-me-down dishes from your college days in favor of something a little more sophisticated from a designer whose name you may or may not be able to pronounce. Open kitchen shelving allows these pieces to be displayed more than just on special occasions.
An Inviting Environment for Guests: It never seems like you’re got enough hands when you’re entertaining a houseful of guests. Even if they’re just showcasing the most commonly sought after items like wine glasses and coffee mugs, open shelves allow visitors to easily access what they need in your kitchen without having to dig.
Giving the Illusion of More Space: Just as vertical stripes make a person appear taller, open shelving that reaches the ceiling make a room feel more sizable. Do know that this approach can be counterintuitive if the shelving is cluttered.
Avoiding Sticker Shock: When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, it’s no secret that the biggest expenditure is cabinetry. Opting for open shelving in your kitchen allows you to breathe new life into the space without harrowing costs.
Adding a Splash of Color: Most of us will admit to opting for neutral colors in our kitchen flooring, countertops and appliances in order to extend their lifespan as long as possible. Open shelving allows you to introduce splashes of color with the pieces you exhibit because they are more cost effective to swap out than big ticket items. Exciting colors and patterns can also be introduced by removing your current cabinet’s doors and placing a fabric backing on the back wall of the cabinets.
Forced Organization: Open kitchen shelving puts everything out there…literally. That means no more stashing away messes. If you’ve needed the extra prompt to make this happen, open style cabinets & shelving are the way to go!
Lindus Construction / Midwest LeafGuard is a full service contractor specializing in LeafGuard Gutters, GAF Asphalt Roofing, SeasonGuard Windows/Siding/Insulation, Metal Roofing, Decking, New Construction & Home Remodeling. Call us at 1-800-873-1451 or check us out on the web at http://lindusconstruction.com. Tune into WCCO 830 every Saturday at 9am for our Home Improvement Show with Denny Long & Andy Lindus.
Now Through the End of October, Receive 50% Off Installation Labor on LeafGuard Gutters, GAF Asphalt Shingles, SeasonGuard Windows & Siding.