Kitchen Shelving Ideas — 11 Practical Open Storage Styles

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Great kitchen shelving ideas offer a cost-effective and striking alternative to fitted top units and it is a style that has steadily been growing in popularity over the last few years. The key to incorporating this style into an existing home or new kitchen design is to balance showing off your favourite plants, plates and spices with the functionality that a busy cooking space demands. 

Careful consideration doesn't just need to be made for the material of your shelves, but also their position, spacing and bracketing. Having everything on display definitely creates a welcoming and characterful kitchen, but also be aware that belongings next to hobs or sinks may get greasy or splashed so choose your wares wisely! 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.