In between preparing for Christmas, I also have one eye trained on my notebook of kitchen plans for next spring.
Recently you helped me with the kitchen seating issue, and a while ago you told me what you thought about rugs in front of your stove, so today I come back for more words of advice, this time about storage. In particular about open shelving.
I just love the look of the open shelving, but I really wonder how impractical it must be. All of these pictures are wonderful because everything is perfectly aligned, and colour coordinated and tidy. Could this really happen in my house?
Am I the only one not to have 100% matching china, or the only one who doesn’t take the time to pour all the packets of cereal, sugar, dried fruit into nice clean glass jars?!
So what are these kitchens about? Do people really cook here, or are they just super disciplined about taking everything down from each shelf once a week and running it through the dishwasher? Or was it just for the photo shoot?!
I can understand that the coffee mugs and the top six plates on the pile are washed regularly, but what about the last two dishes or those fancy glasses that you only use now and again?!
Maybe I am just naive, and actually behind these perfect kitchens, there is actually a back pantry full of half opened cereal boxes, weird coloured spice tins and the favourite pieces of mis-matched china?
I would really love to hear your experiences on this. Do you have open shelving? Did you have open shelving and regretted it , or do you still love it and just have a regular dusting and cleaning routine?
Thank you for your generous contributions to this project, it is an amazing luxury for me to be able to ask a ‘live audience’ for an opinion on my ideas.
all photos with thanks to pinterest