Whether it is wall-mounted, or as part of a run of cabinets, or even within your kitchen island, open shelving is an on-trend look for the kitchen. Either by displaying decorative items, or as a space for storing your cookery book collection, open shelving enables you to add your own personality to your bespoke kitchen. It can be handpainted, or featured in a natural timber finish to provide an accent that can be repeated elsewhere in the kitchen. The above open shelving is featured in our Aylesbury Vale kitchen project.
Have your kitchen essentials to hand
Any keen cook and baker needs to have all their cooking essentials to hand. Open shelving means that pots, pans, weighing scales, can all be neatly stored undercounter within a kitchen island. This aesthetic works very well with Shaker or traditional farmhouse kitchens. This open shelving is featured in our Watford kitchen project.
Bookshelves with concealed cabinets
Floor-to-ceiling open shelving can be incorporated at the end of a run of cabinetry. This style works especially well if the kitchen is open plan and extends to a living area, where the open shelving can be used for both rooms, as a bookcase and to house large pots and pans.
At Simon Taylor Furniture, we can also create a back panel at the base of the shelving to create a small door with a pull handle to a cabinet that houses WiFi routers or fuse boxes. Concealed until required and easy to access when necessary. This open shelving solution is featured in our Thame kitchen project.
Open shelving for decorative items
At Simon Taylor Furniture we design and make wall-mounted open shelving with LED strips or integrated LED spotlights so that decorative items can be showcased both day and night. Providing a timber accent, this type of shelving works well in both contemporary and traditional kitchens. This open shelving solution is featured in our Aylesbury kitchen project.