Open shelving is increasing in popularity as kitchen designs are expanding and today we’re sharing a few reasons why it works and how you can make it happen in your own home.

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Open Shelving is Budget Friendly

If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, but don’t have the budget or time to put into a big project, open shelves are a great way to change the look of the room without breaking the bank. At CKF we carry several different cabinet lines with a variety of price points, so we can help you get the look you want within your budget.

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Open Shelving Can Fill Awkward Spaces

Let’s face it, we all have those areas in our home that are a little awkward. Open shelving is perfect for those areas because they can be cut to exactly the size you need without any wasted space. They can also add character and storage to an otherwise useless corner or nook.

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Perfect Your #Shelfie

If you don’t need to Google what a #shelfie is, then you should probably incorporate open shelving into your decor. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a #shelfie is a photo of stylishly decorated shelves, often decorated with books, decor, tableware, etc. A decorator’s dream, open shelving allows you to mix up your decor whenever and however you like, which makes the design fun and fresh all year long.

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Keep Things Organized

Believe it or not, when you have all of your items exposed, it forces you to keep things neat and tidy. With everything on display, open shelving helps eliminate clutter that would normally be hidden behind cabinet doors.

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Still not sure if open shelving is for you? We suggest taking the doors off of a few of your cabinets and living with it for a little while to see whether or not open shelving is for you. If you’re happy with the way it looks, you can take it one step further and replace the cabinets with open shelves. Stop into any of our showrooms to speak with a designer about how open shelves can become a reality in your home and get inspiration from the designs we have on display.