When you think of a country kitchen, you probably think of the natural materials like timber and stone, as well as a seating or dining area, and an apron sink. But you shouldnt overlook the open shelving. Not only is open shelving a key part of the country kitchen aesthetic, it can also bring a range of practical benefits. So what are the advantages of open shelf units in country kitchens? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design professionals, and this is our guide to everything you should know about open shelving.
What are the advantages of open shelf units in country kitchens?
Open shelving can provide a range of practical advantages, including:
- Easy access to important items
- Additional storage
Open shelving provides easy access to important kitchen items
From pots and pans, to cookbooks, crockery and food, open shelves can be used to store all manner of items. But when used with the purpose of practicality in mind, this means that you can store all the things you regularly need and use, during food preparation, cooking and baking. And with no drawer or cupboard door system in the way, you can simply grab what you need, when you need it, even with your hands full.
Open shelving provided additional storage
In any kitchen, storage, or a lack of, can be a real problem. Cumbersome items like large dishes and pots and pans can be difficult to store safely, and plates and crockery can be a challenge too. But open shelving can be created in a range of otherwise wasted spaces across the kitchen. From the end of cabinets, to open walls, open self units create effective additional storage solutions.
For more information or advice about kitchen design decisions, get in touch with the team today, here at Homematas.