Danny and I were thrilled to wind up with a big (to us) kitchen that was connected to the dining room. I'm thinking they tore out a wall years ago, but it's not obvious. We both adore the open shelving trend, as we are thoughtful about silly things like the style of our glasses, mugs, and china. But we decided not to go that route for three major reasons.
- The former owner had installed brand new birch (the good stuff) Ikea cabinets just before listing the house, so they'd never even been used. I couldn't justify getting rid of them, too wasteful.
- We would really have to keep everything super organized and clean all the time, and things like random plastic cups from a certain Hot Chicken Festival would drive me wild when mixed in with our vintage glassware.
- Because of our open concept, it seemed too busy and too much to look at from the dining room.
But we still like open shelving! So we decided to take out one random cabinet that was all by it's lonesome between the window and back door, and have been debating on shelving to go there. As soon as we decide on something, it goes out of stock, so it seems. We hope to take a trip to our neighbors at Good Wood and try our luck there! But I have my heart set on brass brackets, and the "right ones" are harder to come by then I imagined. Here's a little inspiration board I'm mulling over, and lots more organization ideas on my Pinterest board!
Do you have any great kitchen storage ideas that you are using and loving, or plan to put into play?