Open shelves vs closed cabinets
Luke Buckle
May 12, 2014 in Polls
Kitchens have many options, but few changes will be as stark as the choice of open vs closed storage.

I imagine most of you are fixed in your views - so please vote, and share your reasons in the comments.
Open shelves
Closed cabinets
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Dytecture
Some upper cabinets with glass doors would be another option.
   May 12, 2014 at 5:03AM
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feeny
It depends entirely on the style of the kitchen.
   May 12, 2014 at 5:05AM
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
Depends on how much (and what) you cook and where the stove is located. I have had open shelves and everything on the shelves was coated with grease (and dust glued to the grease) in no time. If it's all for show - open shelving can look fabulous if you arrange it properly.
   May 12, 2014 at 5:09AM
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Tony Been
for the most part, closed for me - but sometimes it's more convenient to have some stuff in the open
   Thanked by Luke Buckle    May 12, 2014 at 4:01PM
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Homes Delivered
Open, Mostly because it forces me to be clean. Rebecca's right - open near stove top (unless ur a raw foodie) sucks.
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Luke Buckle
@Feeny - which styles would you say require open shelving?
   May 13, 2014 at 11:45PM
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feeny
I'm not sure any styles actually "require" open shelving, but I think more casual, functional kitchens (as opposed to ornamental) can look great with open shelves. In particular, farmhouse kitchens and industrial kitchens work well with an open look.
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   May 14, 2014 at 4:38AM
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J Design Group - Interior Designers Miami - Modern
Closed cabinets for this kitchen seems more appropriate. The cabinets could be glass which would contain the items but would still give you some visibility.

J Design Group, Modern Interior Design Firm in Miami, Florida - Contemporary Miami Interior Designers http://www.JDesignGroup.com
   May 14, 2014 at 7:22PM
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