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Old 01-27-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Kitchen with open shelving...?

I am working on a kitchen renovation project and am tempted to consider open shelving uppers, or at least have some of them that way.
Some folks seem to fear dust and such. Main benefit to me: not have to deal with cab doors.

Anybody with such shelving in their kitchen?


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Old 01-27-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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I do not, but like the idea. Cabinet doors are a PITA, especially cheaply made ones.

You can get plenty of dust in a closed cabinet.


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Old 01-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #3
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No, but if I had any dishes that matched and weren't plastic I'd consider it too.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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I like the idea, because cabinet doors suck ass. I'm not neat enough for it to look nice though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:33 PM   #5
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How hard is it to open a cabinet door!?
And +1 to not having to keep the cabinet pretty inside!
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Could work, if you have very organized and pretty cabinets, I know none of ours are ones I'd want to see open all the time, a much cleaner look with doors. We have really nice cabinets though.
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mine you need to brace yourself never know whats going to come flying out at ya... hard to be neat and tidy when everyone works 50 -60 hours a week
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No way I could get away with it. The doors hide the clusterf.
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OK, not all the kitchen would be open shelving, and the ones that are would have glasses, dinner plates, bowls, the kind of things that can be kept somewhat neat.

Cereal boxes and other stuff like that stays in "doored" cabinets.
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I know a family that has the open cabinet thing going. It might have looked okay when they did not have kids and all of their dishes were white porcelain, but they now have two kids. Their cabinets are loaded with all kinds of kid dishware that is a wide range of colors and depict a wide variety of princesses and super heroes, and honestly, it looks extremely cluttered and unorganized now.


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