Kitchen CabinetsShould I use cupboards or open shelves for my kitchen cabinets?
0:13 Planning kitchen renovation
0:24 Advices for closed doors and open Shelves
0:46 Functionality and accessibility the kitchen
When considering your next kitchen renovation, you got to be considering whether you have open shelves throughout the kitchen where you can see everything on display or putting doors on those kitchen cabinets where we can then close the doors and hide everything behind them.
I always ask a question of a homeowner; are you wanting to have all your belongings on display and make it a feature of your new kitchen? or are you wanting to put things behind the doors so you can sort of close the mess away.
My advice is if you are disciplined have the open shelves. They look amazing. If you’re not so keen on that, you don’t want to be dusting, put some doors on, put some lovely decorative handles and it looks really smart.
The next question I’ve always asked is around functionality and ease of use of the kitchen. If mobility is not great for you, you may consider adding more drawers to your kitchen. Drawers keep better access to the bottom shelves and create a bigger capacity for your kitchen. Also, it’s a nice to have so consider whether covered doors or drawers are the right thing for you.