Pros and Cons of Open Shelving in the Kitchen

If you’re considering a kitchen renovation, you’ve probably noticed that open shelving is extremely trendy right now. Every cooking show on The Food Channel sports open shelving with beautiful tableware, interesting bowls and the most perfect glassware you’ve ever seen. But before you make the leap toward open shelving for your kitchen, there are some things to consider. Below are the pros and cons of kitchen open shelving.

Pros

1. Cost-Effective
Open shelves might cost much less than actual cupboards. Depending on the usage of more cost-effective range materials and less thereof you can still get the desired look. So, if you’re on a tight budget, this might be an excellent way to save some money.

2. Clutter-Free & Neat Kitchen
Having open shelving will force you to think twice about buying unnecessary tableware and glassware which means you’ll have less clutter in your kitchen. Additionally, you won’t be able to hide an untidy shelf behind a cupboard door resulting in a neat kitchen.

3. Trendy
As we’ve said before, open kitchen shelving is all the rage right now and probably will be for a few years so you are bound to impress family and friends with your new modern kitchen.

Cons

As with everything in life, it can’t be all roses and sunshine and there are a few downsides to open shelving in the kitchen.

1. Collects Dust
Anytime anything sits on a shelf without being used for a while, it will collect dust. Cupboards protect your tableware from quickly collecting dust but if you’re planning on using whatever’s on the shelf or you don’t mind a few dishes now and again, you should totally go for it.

As you can see the pros far outweigh the cons in this scenario. For more information about renovating modern kitchens in Johannesburg or if you are interested in a consultation and free quote, get in touch with the friendly team at ProReno today!

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