• 11 great kitchen schemes with open storage

    by  • December 18, 2013 • Kitchen Ideas • 2 Comments

    I adore the out and proud approach to kitchen display. Open storage is a wonderful way to add a decorative element to your kitchen, a good excuse to upgrade your culinary accessories and allows you to stamp your personality on this room. And as this gorgeous selection of kitchen schemes shows, it’s a look that can suit classic, modern, retro or rustic spaces.


    A butcher’s block on wheels, glass-fronted units, open shelving and knobs to hang things above the sink combine for a warmly eclectic look in this kitchen.


    Open shelving boosts the retro feel of this fun design.


    Cookery books add colour and are just where they’re needed in this smart scheme.


    How’s this for a unique look? Jade accessories have been selected to match the cabinetry.


    Stainless-steel racks and knife storage harmonise with the modern range and dark wall paint in this kitchen.


    This is clever: keep the rest of the kitchen white and add pops of colour with bright accessories on floating shelves – here a dashing selection of mugs does the trick.


    Open display can be eminently sophisticated. The space under the stairs has been utilised with shelves holding vintage tea caddies and antique crockery.


    Nothing says country kitchen like an Aga. Shelves in the alcoves either side enhance the charming effect.


    Beautiful copper pans are dramatic against glossy black splashback tiles.


    An open dresser is a timeless addition, with spotted and stripped crockery making for an appealing display.


    A plate rack is practical and pretty in a pale grey Shaker-style scheme.




    2 Responses to 11 great kitchen schemes with open storage

    1. December 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      These are all lovely.

    2. Lisa Twine
      December 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      I love the openess of the kitchen with the cooking books on display – I think open shelving can make a kitchen look busy if you’re not careful. Like the kitchen with all of the pretty coloured cups all over the wall, ruins to the “openess” for me and makes the kitchen feel cluttered. Just my opinion.

      I like the idea of the open shelf under the island – that’s great, but the shelf would have to open to the “inside” of the kitchen – not where everyone walks past like in this picture.

      Love your site :-)

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