“I tell my clients all the time, if you have a Kitchen Prices, you will fill it.” — Interior designer Kim ClementsI’ve never forgotten this gem Clements dropped during an interview, and I repeat it all the time. We’ve been trained to think we need to fill every bit of wall space in the kitchen with cabinetry because that’s the way we’ve always done it. But after seeing so many kitchens on Houzz break the typical “put an upper cabinet wherever you can fit one” rule, I’ve been giving certain upper cabinets in my Kitchen Prices the side eye and letting them know their days are numbered. If you’re considering some upper cabinet removal, here is how to get by without them and some compelling reasons to do it. "This is Clements’ kitchen, the one that got me thinking about upper cabinets in a whole new way. Instead of upper Kitchen Prices on every wall, she concentrated storage on interior walls, allowing her to keep a wall of windows and a more open space over her range.
The shelf wall also adds character and function to her kitchen. “I really like that my guests can grab a glass for wine without feeling like they are snooping through my cabinets,” Clements says.
Clements has firm rules for prioritizing Kitchen Prices storage that will help guide you when you’re reorganizing your storage. You’ll have to do a thorough inventory and really think about how often you need every item (or if you use it at all).
If you’re still not convinced you can free some wall space from upper cabinets, check out The 15 Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas on Kitchen Prices to see more storage solutions.
Open up a view. The dramatic impact of these large windows makes this kitchen a showstopper. They not only lend a treehouse feeling, they let the natural light flood into the space. Jill Howard Design StudioGive those seated at the island a lovely view. Perches at the counter are so popular in today’s Kitchen Prices. Instead of looking onto a bunch of bulky cabinets, people seated at this island can gaze out the windows to the trees and at lovely personal objects artfully arranged among the everyday glassware and china on the open shelves.Kitchen Prices a powerful statement with a beautiful backsplash. This large-scale geometric pattern simply would not work if it were squashed between the counter and a bank of upper cabinets. Kitchen Prices is sneaky: It was simply reconfigured to eliminate the upper cabinets on the backsplash wall and stack them elsewhere. You can catch a glimpse of a bank of large cabinets in Kitchen Prices the right foreground of this photo and see more arranged around the refrigerator. There’s a hardworking island here too, where less-frequently used objects are stored in cabinets and on shelves in front of the counter stools. JWT AssociatesSimilarly, architect Jeff Troyer created a smart layout that gives the beautiful windows in this Kitchen Prices the attention they deserve. JWT AssociatesTo pull this off, he built floor-to-ceiling cabinets along the back wall of the kitchen. They have a china cabinet look that suits the 1930s home.
Create a lovely view from other rooms. With the popularity of open floor plans, many homeowners want their Kitchen Prices to look more like the other rooms. This portion of the kitchen can be seen from other rooms in the house and is the first thing you see as you approach it. Designer Ryan Brown made the most of that design opportunity by covering the wall in spectacular handmade concrete Kitchen Prices.
When dealing with today’s open plans, a lot of architects and interior designers tell me they don’t want the kitchen to look “too kitchen-y,” which is kind of funny, but I get it. For example, this kitchen is wide open to other rooms on the first Kitchen Prices floor. The shelves bring some living room style into the kitchen so that the view of it from the other rooms is pleasingly cohesive.Alex Glegg DesignHere’s a look at just how open the kitchen is to the dining and living rooms. MEEROMake a narrow galley Kitchen Prices feel more expansive. This European kitchen is short on width but long on style. By stacking tall cabinets for storage at one end of the room, the designer avoided the closed-in feeling upper cabinets would have created. MEEROThe design also preserved the wonderful old-world texture of the stone wall. Siemasko + VerbridgeLet a large vent hood take up the upper real estate. In this stunning Kitchen Prices on the coast of Massachusetts, a striking cobalt blue range and vent hood make a strong impact. This kitchen is a great lesson in the value of white space.
Make room for a Kitchen Prices stunning light fixture to shine. If you’re going to splurge on a piece of art like a Lindsey Adelman light fixture, you’ll want it to get the attention it deserves.
Of course, losing some upper cabinets is not for everyone. This is just food for thought if you’re planning a kitchen remodel, or want a smaller change that will make your kitchen feel new Kitchen Prices to you."
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