If you’re an avid reader of modern design blogs and magazines, you’ll notice that most modern kitchens are devoid of upper kitchen cabinetry. As bizarre as this sounds what is the driving force behind this trend? Was it the admiration of European design? Or perhaps it’s the clean lines and lack of clutter that makes this option so appealing? Whatever the reason may be if you’re interested in remodeling your kitchen space, it’s time to determine whether you might benefit from getting rid of your upper kitchen cabinets.
If you’re a home chef, the idea of an open kitchen space sounds great because it can provide the functionality of a commercial kitchen. This allows you space for preparing and cooking while maintaining a clear view into the dining or living areas. It also enables you to easily obtain utensils and spices while you’re crafting meals. An additional benefit of kitchens without cabinetry is that allows homeowners to use their favorite dishware as a decorative accessory. Yes, your sophisticated silverware and plates can be showcased for all your guests to see.
While prevalent, is this modern minimalistic style here to stay? There are some trends that are popular at the moment, but on the other hand, there are trends that become staples. Nevertheless, if you’re interested in obtaining the clean lines of a kitchen without upper cabinets but still desire a functional kitchen here are some practical tips you can follow.
You can maximize function by installing deep lower drawers that can store pots, dishes, and additional utensils. Multi-purpose storage drawers can create that clean appearance that you desire while offering functionality.
You also have the option of dedicating one wall of cabinets that are installed from floor to ceiling and leaving the other surrounding walls free from the cabinetry. You’ll have sufficient storage space while maintaining the minimalist look.
Another option is to incorporate long cabinets that are equipped with drawers all the way around.
Alternating to a kitchen without cabinetry calls for an adjustment. You’ll have to think of all the items you use daily and what you need to store for occasional use. By working along with a professional designer, you can come up with creative storage solutions that allow for the clean lines of no kitchen cabinetry.
Imagine the design possibilities of having an open wall space. You can incorporate an uninterrupted backsplash or a tiled canvas.
Let us know in the comments below what you think about the minimalist open kitchen trend.