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emjayfulmer
We have a new build with a lower-level walk-out apartment for my dad. His kitchen has cabinets to the ceiling because of all the extra dishware, antique serving pieces, etc. from mom. There’s a top row above the regular uppers with glass doors to display the “fancy” stuff. But upstairs on our level, we have designed for a mix. My husband and I both cook, often together, and there is a wall of open shelving instead of upper cabinets for easy access of everyday stuff plus a built-in butler’s hutch at the end for dishes and additional glassware. A large center island with a second sink provides extra lower storage for pots and pans, silverware, etc. To finish it off, we designed a walk-in pantry for most of the dry and canned food storage. And, since we don’t have a lot of basement storage because of the lower apartment, a last-minute addition of a kitchen with IKEA cabinets in the large well-insulated garage provides a space for extra storage of canning supplies, party goods, etc. for times when family comes. Even though our kitchen not all finished, we’ve mocked it out and are using the space as planned and it’s working out great! Actually trying it out this way has allowed us to tweak the design to suit our needs even better. For instance, adding a second beverage fridge to keep the alcoholic beverages in the pantry, and the non-alcoholic ones in easy reach in the more public space. We adjust this arrangement for special occasions.
   
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mindyb555
I was considering open shelves next to stove top and now I’m questioning it given the grease and dust comments. However,I was not going to do floating shelves but rather shelves that look like they are in the cabinet box. So the shelves have “4 sides”. Does anyone have this that could comment on the dust/grease? I assume it’s not as bad as floating shelves?
   
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Katherine

mindyb555: I ordered some cabinets w/o doors (see photos near top of comments). Definitely less dust and grease than on more open, lower shelving on another wall.

   

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