Kitchen cabinets have evolved over the years. From the wood used in making them to the process of creating them to the inclusion of various features and looks. They’re a staple of the American kitchen and a favorite among American households. However, there is another kitchen trend that’s begun to emerge in the last few years — open shelving. While open shelving seems like a clean and cool new way of organizing your kitchen items, it does come with its own disadvantages.
In this post, Harbour View Kitchen and Bath discusses four reasons why you shouldn’t switch to open shelving.
Potential Clutter – While open shelving is a clean way of organizing your things, it makes everything look busier and more cluttered. This is especially a problem if you’re not experienced in styling your open shelving. You’ll also have no choice but to place unattractive products there if you have nowhere left to place them. This can make your open shelves look and feel cluttered at a faster rate.
Access – Yes, open shelves allow you faster access to your items, since you no longer have to open a door. This may, however, compel you to use things that you shouldn’t be using unless it’s a special occasion, such as your fine china, because they’re in full view. To learn more about your storage options in the kitchen, hire the pros in kitchen and bathroom cabinets at Harbour View Kitchen and Bath.
Dust and Pests – Open shelves have no protection. That means your kitchen items are exposed. This makes them more vulnerable to dust and pests than usual, requiring a lot of time to clean and dust them off when you finally need to use them.
Safety Hazard – This is a huge concern if you have children and pets. They might be able to climb the shelves and drag things down and damage them. They might even injure themselves in the process so think about this wisely if you’re considering open shelves.
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