Open Up Your Existing Cabinet Space!
The new kitchen cabinet trend is to use open cabinets or shelves as uppers rather than the traditional cabinet. This new (old) style allows for a more simplistic look and adds character and depth to your kitchen. You can go for the rustic, traditional or the very modern. The great thing about shelving . . . there are so many CHOICES, from the simple IKEA shelf, to the more do-it-yourself repurposed shelf and brackets.
If you are planning on doing a remodel to your existing kitchen and using your current uppers, here is where some skill at sanding and painting will come in handy. Using a different background like wall paper, fabric or a different color paint in the back of the cabinet will help create depth and really make those special items pop! It’s always nice to keep a few cabinets with doors to hide the “ugly” stuff.
INSIDE TIP: Just remember to keep the proper distance above a range when installing shelves over or close to a range top. The industry standard is 30” from your cooking surface.
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