One of the things that’s kept Florkowskys’ Woodworking & Cabinets in business for so long is how we love to embrace new trends. With constant advancements in kitchen and home design, our team is always ready to help you bring fresh ideas into your space.

You may have noticed that open shelving is taking the world by storm. Instead of traditional closed cabinets, many homeowners are choosing to display their kitchen essentials on open shelves. From plates and glasses to cookbooks and decorative items, open shelving provides an opportunity to showcase the items that make a kitchen feel like home.

One of the biggest benefits of open shelving is the visual appeal it adds to a kitchen. When dishes and other items are stored behind closed cabinet doors, it can make the space feel cramped and cluttered. With open shelves, however, everything is on display, giving the kitchen a more airy and spacious feel. Plus, open shelving can serve as a focal point in the room, adding an element of interest and personality.

Open shelving is also convenient. With everything on display, it’s easy to grab what you need without having to rummage through a cabinet. This is particularly useful when cooking, since it allows you to easily access the ingredients and utensils you need. You’ll also be able to see when supplies are running low and easily restock them.

If you’re considering an update to your kitchen, open shelving is a cost-effective way to go. Instead of investing in new cabinets, you can simply remove your existing cabinet doors where you’d like to install open shelving instead. Almost immediately, your kitchen will take on a fresh new look.

Of course, like all trends, this one may not be for everyone. Open shelves do require you to keep everything neatly organized and clean. Since all of your belongings will be on display, you’ll want to stay committed to keeping the shelves clutter-free and tidy. This can be a challenge for anyone who prefers a more relaxed and informal approach to their kitchen space.

Open shelves are also exposed to dust and other airborne particles, which can settle on your dishes and glassware. Since these items won’t be enclosed in cabinetry, they may require more frequent cleaning.

Before you redesign your kitchen with open shelving, you’ll want to consider the style you want to achieve and the materials you’ll use. Open shelves should match the overall aesthetic of the kitchen, whether it’s modern, rustic, or traditional, and materials should be durable and able to withstand daily wear and tear. But not everything needs to match exactly! At Florkowskys’, we offer a variety of cabinet and shelving options that can be combined to create a perfect mix of closed and open storage in any kitchen.

In fact, one of the ways we encourage homeowners to add some unique and personal interest to their kitchens is by mixing and matching materials. Combining wood and metal, for example, can create a modern and industrial look, while combining wood with glass results in a more traditional look. Open shelving can also be incorporated into existing cabinets to enhance your style preferences without an entire renovation.

If you’re looking to jump in on this popular trend in kitchen design, come talk to us at Florkowskys’. We can work with you to design a visually appealing, convenient, and cost-effective kitchen update that gives you all the benefits of open shelving. 

Here are a few things to consider about function and style before redesigning your kitchen.

  • Be clear about your needs and preferences. Determine what you want in your open shelving, giving consideration to the amount of storage you need, the style of your kitchen, and your budget. By having a clear idea of what you want, you can better communicate with your designer to achieve your vision.
  • Check out our gallery. We are committed to exceptional professionalism and customer service. If you see something in our gallery that catches your eye, be sure to talk to us about how we can bring a similar style to your kitchen space.
  • Schedule a consultation. We can discuss in depth what kinds of materials you want to use and how you want the finished project to look. We’re always happy to answer your questions about our process, timeline, and pricing.
  • Communication is key! The better we understand your needs and preferences, the more effectively we will be able to offer suggestions and ensure that the project is completed to your satisfaction.

Open shelving is a beautiful option to increase the style and functionality of your kitchen. At Florkowskys’, we always look forward to working with our clients to enhance their spaces, from the newest trends to the most traditional styles. Be sure to leave us a review if we’ve helped you to achieve your dream kitchen design!