Open Shelves are having a moment! If you are like me and have an aversion to clutter, I have a few parameters I like to keep in mind when incorporating them into a kitchen design.

1- keep the scale of the shelves in mind- a bigger kitchen usually calls for a larger/longer/chunkier shelf than a small space

2- make sure you add backing to support the shelves if you intend to house a lot of goods on them

3-corners are great spots for open shelving- they look awesome and tend to function great while keeping the countertop below nice and open.

4-modular shelving is stylish and cool and a good low maintenance option if wood is not your thing! Take a peak at 2 recent projects which featured open shelving!