Open shelving makes a strong design statement

A fine replacement for traditional upper cabinetry, open shelves hint back to a time when kitchens were more functional than decorative. Not only was cabinetry quite expensive, but open shelving allowed cooks to grab dishes and tools quickly. These days, open shelves grace endless amounts of Pinterest boards, and are much about looks than practicality. Let’s take a look at why open shelving is such a popular kitchen design idea.