Why open kitchen shelving is a great idea!

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We’re so used to seeing the typical two rows of cabinets (overhead and under-counter) in kitchens that we don’t usually ask ourselves if they’re
 even necessary. Carpentry usually makes up the bulk of the cost of a kitchen renovation, and if you don’t plan to cook that much, save on costs by building only what you need.
You’ll still need a countertop to work on, and you can build storage spaces underneath that, but doors are optional! For example, homeowner Christine Choo designed a basic concrete- and-tile frame for her kitchen countertop and left it with open shelving.
Without overhead cabinets, your kitchen will look brighter and “lighter”. Use that vertical space to mount rails for hanging pots and pans, and cooking implements. They’ll be easier to access, too!