Installing shelves in the kitchen beside the furniture is an idea that you either love or it doesn’t attract you. To find out if they are practical, it depends a lot on how you use the kitchen, but also how much time you spend there. But if you want to adopt this storage method, there is the question: where should you put them? Well, there are many great places you can use. Here are seven ideal locations where you can install shelves in the kitchen.
Next to a window
Natural light is very important, so it’s good to get the most out of any window you have. Using cabinets near the window could block the natural light. Instead, using shelves will allow light to enter the kitchen. In addition, you can store things that you use frequently in this area because they are easy to reach. However, you need to make sure you have enough space on the wall, because you don’t want to have just a bunch of small shelves around the window.
In front of a window
This idea could give rise to controversy for some, but it’s an example often used in interior design. If you have large windows that allow plenty of light to come in, but you don’t have the most fantastic view, then you can place some shelves right in front of the window. It’s an option that fits into modern spaces, but it also goes well in traditional kitchens. In order not to block the light, you should store glasses or glass accessories on these shelves, allowing the natural light to penetrate through them.
Next to the kitchen hood
Some like the kitchen hood to be hidden and embedded in a piece of furniture. Others prefer to turn this item into a visual accessory. If you have a kitchen hood that you like and you don’t want to hide it, then some shelves installed next to the kitchen hood can turn it into a focal point. This option would be more enjoyable for those who spend a lot of time cooking. They won’t have to look in the cabinets all the time to grab certain things. The location of the shelves in this area is also practical. And that’s because there you can put spices, easily accessible when cooking.
Above the sink
Here’s another place where you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If you don’t have a window above the sink, you can replace the cabinets and install shelves in the kitchen in this area. This way, the space will seem lager and less crowded by furniture and appliances.
Above the kitchen island
Who says that shelves can be installed only on walls? Installing shelves on the ceiling over the kitchen island brings you some extra storage space, especially for those who spend a lot of time cooking. If you place them above your eye level, you will have everything at your fingertips. You can put plates and glasses here, and when you have guests, they will not have to open each cabinet door in search of a glass.
In the kitchen corner
If you are looking for a storage solution for a U or L-shaped kitchen, then you can consider installing some shelves in a corner of your kitchen and that’s because cabinets might be hard to reach. In addition, you also don’t have as much space available for large cabinets.
Under an inclined ceiling
Those who have a kitchen in the attic or have an inclined ceiling in the kitchen can opt very well for shelves. They should be placed under the inclined ceiling. Why? Because the shape of the wall will not allow you to put cabinets on this side and it would be a shame to waste that space.
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