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12 Inspiring Real-Life Vintage Kitchens
Beautiful doesn't have to mean slick and new. See how these older kitchens make the most of their vintage style
"going with open shelves on the adjacent wall strikes me as a deliberate design choice... achieve that open-shelving look and painted the insides and I couldn't be happier with... While open shelves would be too much clutter for me, painting the cabinets is a... cabinets, no open enormous space....we must live with what we have. These photos just help... lower shelves. The walls were wood and painted white. That was in 1977. Plus ca..."
Design an Easy-Clean Kitchen
"You cook and I'll clean" might no longer be a fair trade with these ideas for low-maintenance kitchen countertops, cabinets and floors
"designs. Open shelves really are time savers for putting dishes away quickly. And, I... affordable. Open, floating shelves are available at Ikea, or you can remove the doors of... give you open shelving. And recycle bins can be retrofitted under any sink very ine... drawer/shelves are only helpful up to about chest height ... they aren't so useful... the top shelves for cereal and crackers or other lighter dry goods to keep you from..."
The Right Built-ins for Your Fireplace
Building the perfect storage around your fireplace starts with deciding what it's for. These 14 examples will get you started
"— with open display shelving, drawers, closed cabinetry and so on. The "what" and... fireplace opening. There is no rule that says you have to make both the TV and fireplace... fireplace opening, the large scaled mantle and beautifully designed paneled wall is... fires- but opens up to store all the mens rubbush-sky boxes-x-box ect.... any ideas greatfull... items. Open shelving handles the books and a few other decorative objects, while closed..."
Houzz Tour: Thrifty TLC Transforms a Beach Bungalow
"visiting open houses was kind of a family hobby. Seen more as sightseeing opportunities... out an open house near Abbott Kinney Boulevard. “I just saw a sign up and called the... right? open shelves for glassware? i suppose a little shaker is always a good excuse... @Patricia They opened the bathroom into the master and moved the guest bedroom closet into... light and open it is. It seems peaceful, happy and a lot like a home should be. Nicely..."
Building on a Budget? Think ‘Unfitted’
Prefab buildings and commercial fittings help cut the cost of housing and give you a space that’s more flexible
"used as open space. A plumbed core for the bathroom and kitchen will help keep costs... It’s an open space that can be personalized with off-the-shelf industrial elements... and not open shelves I gave thought to what I would do in an unfitted kitchen. I think... upper shelves. With a walk-in closet I would be able to store the step ladder in... larger openings. We will have a third bedroom separated by a 6' wide sliding panel..."
Smart Solutions for Nonexistent Entryways
Barely enough space to hang your hat? Front door swings past your living room couch? These remedies are for you
"or an open foyer), I can feel your pain. Perhaps someday I will be lucky enough to... door that opens onto a sliver of wall, smack in the middle of my living room/dining... front door opens facing down a hallway. On the left is a wide opening into the living... to have open shelving on the other side of the door to create some privacy between... has an open floorplan and the front door opens directly into the space between the..."
The 15 Most Popular Closet Luxuries on Houzz
Turn distressing disarray into streamlined perfection with closet organizers and amenities like these
"hundreds on open shelves; I'm sure these must get dusty? Do these giant clothes rooms... closet. Open shelving tends to accumulate non-clothing items like a magnet. I do have... shoe shelves, and top shelves for purses. Works great, was semi-affordable (less... added shelves. Finally we put a small bench by the shoe shelves (15 of them!! ..... closet shelving that is sure to make your closet neat and beautiful. lately we..."
Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Kitchen
Get the ideal kitchen setup by understanding spatial relationships, building dimensions and work zones
"sideways as open-shelf. The other free-standing shelves were tempered glass. By locating... about open shelving suggestions...if you have any for most practical heights. Say... installing open shelves! We have the worlds ugliest and darkest ---but solid wood!!!... height of shelving opening sometimes to be less than the standard 10-12 inches. Putting... ours is open there is no space to walk and its annoying as when we empty iit our glasses..."
Get It Done: Organize Your Kitchen Drawers
"of my open shelving above the dishwasher where the plates reside and bowls are in... drawer open, the looking, finding, retrieving is simply the process of ...opening... floating shelves or the end of a peninsula or island could be made into open shelving... both are open. We also went with a drawer under the kitchen sink. So much easier to... hauled open a drawer at the island, directly opposite the dishwasher expecting I don't..."
Houzz Call: Tell Us About Your Dream House
"kitchen with open shelving but great appliances. I will include my Mother's old writing... light, open shelving, and gas appliances. And everywhere you look there are books... a big open deck off the dining room (with glass doors that slide completely open... large open roll in shower to bath her, an open floor plan to get her around every... fireplace is open to a patio to the back and a courtyard with a fountain to the front. The..."
8 Kitchen Organizing Ideas for Messy Cooks
Not the clean-as-you-go type? Not to worry. These strategies will help keep your kitchen looking tidy no matter what your cooking style is
"subject of open v. closed kitchens: I wonder how many people have opened up their space... prefer an open kitchen with open storage. It keeps me focused. As for guests not seeing... rack, open shelving is not for me -- everything gets dusty with a film of grease... displayed on 2 open shelves above a wood counter my husband made that has my Keirig and all... question for open shelf people. The only open shelf pictures I've seen always have matching..."
Smart Investments in Kitchen Cabinetry — a Realtor's Advice
Get expert info on what cabinet features are worth the money, for both you and potential buyers of your home
"made of open-shelving, I myself am not a fan of open shelving, and would think it would... roll-out shelves or, in a dead corner, a set of pivot-out shelves. Above the counters... pull out shelves are still an improvement over the standard shelves! We often do work... not like open cabinets in general for storage, but 1 or 2 for a special spot I think... need to open door before you can pull the drawer out). A drawer also offers more storage..."
Houzzers Say: Dream Kitchen Must-Haves
"forget open shelving - if you entertain a lot, open shelving is key. Guests don't... behind the shelves in the pantry, and back the shelves with glass. It solves a tricky... instead of opening the two doors and banging them to open the drawer it's a one step process... the can opener and blender are plugged in - I open the garage door and pull out the... etc. I opened our kitchen right up, but kept a generous area for people to congregate..."
Houzz Tour: A Home Built for Legos
Candy colored and classically inspired, this remodeled Seattle home combines the best of past and present
"on the open shelves above the stove get "grease" from cooking? Love, love, LOVE this... on the open shelves nearest to the stove can get a bit dirty from time to time but... crate is open to 2 sides with one side always open so the dogs can come and go as they... kept that opening to the dining room with the columns, it really adds character. I don't... detailing, shelving, storage, master suite, and all other changes are well thought out..."
Creating a Working Library
"mahogany shelves, and as I inhaled that heady and almost laundry-fresh scent of paper... have any shelves higher than I can reach, but if you do use high shelves, you must keep... off the shelves and books. I agree with bigegghouse. I love my books, and open shelves... library shelving. I haven't owned a TV for 28 years; rather I have a library. I try... my tall shelves blocks the view over a half wall into the kitchen. I've also used them..."