Home Improvement / February 19, 2020
Creating storage is the best way to improve any space, and that’s especially true for your kitchen. But if you’re not looking to spring for a new set of large, bulky cabinets, shelves are an affordable, space-saving alternative that – when installed correctly – can add style to any kitchen area.
Not sure which shelves to choose for your space? Here are some kitchen shelving trends and ideas to look into:
Floating shelves are one of the most popular kitchen shelving trends as of late. These are shelves that aren’t attached to anything and instead are mounted to the wall. Floating shelves are also a great way to add a pop of shine or texture to your space, as they come in a variety of styles including traditional wood, brass and even copper.
A cost-effective way to dip your toe into the open shelving movement is to turn your existing cabinets into open shelves. It can open up the space and make it easier for you to grab what you want and go, without drastically changing the space.
Converting cabinets to open shelves involves more than just taking the doors and hinges off. If done incorrectly, you can permanently damage your cabinets, ruining the look of your kitchen and reducing the value of your home. Make sure to do your homework ahead of time, and if you’re not up to the task, call an expert to handle your custom storage needs.
Looking for a stylish but functional way to store your most beautiful china? Opt for high shelving all around the perimeter of your kitchen. This kitchen shelving trend is popular in kitchens with tall ceilings, and makes for a great place to store (and show off) delicate glassware like champagne flutes, decorative plates and other unique kitchenware.
The area above the sink is oftentimes an overlooked space. Consider adding a small shelf above the sink – either directly above the sink or hanging over your head – to store soap or other cleaning supplies. If there’s a window in front of your sink, use the ledge to grow your favorite cooking herbs like basil, chives or mint.
If you don’t like the idea of adding multiple shelves to your kitchen, look into hooks or racks to hang dishes, pots, pans or other necessary items. This makes them easy to grab and gives the space a more three-dimensional look.
Finally, the shelf-drawer is the perfect option for those who want the best of both open and closed storage. You can keep your bartender set or kitchen organizer on the surface, and store things like cocktail or recipe books, cooking spoons and other smaller kitchen items in the drawers.
Whether you need help hanging a few hooks and racks or need an expert’s touch to install those high-perimeter shelves, give us a call. Handyman Connection offers a variety of home remodeling services, including flooring services, electrical rewiring, shelf installation and more – find a location near you today.