Are​ ​you​ ​thinking​ ​about​ ​the​ ​possibility​ ​of​ ​open-shelving​ ​for​ ​your​ ​new​ ​dream​ ​kitchen?​ ​But whenever​ ​you​ ​bring​ ​it​ ​up​ ​to​ ​family​ ​or​ ​friends​ ​they​ ​always​ ​point​ ​out​ ​negatives​ ​about​ ​them?​ ​Well we​ ​want​ ​to​ ​give​ ​you​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​positives​ ​to​ ​open-shelving​ ​in​ ​your​ ​kitchen,​ ​there​ ​are quite​ ​a​ ​few!

1. Easy​ ​Access

Let’s​ ​get​ ​the​ ​obvious​ ​one​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​way.​ ​With​ ​this​ ​style​ ​of​ ​storage​ ​literally​ ​everything​ ​is at​ ​your​ ​fingertips.​ ​No​ ​digging​ ​around​ ​for​ ​that​ ​specific​ ​mug​ ​you​ ​want,​ ​and​ ​it’s​ ​easy​ ​for​ ​your guests​ ​to​ ​know​ ​where​ ​to​ ​find​ ​things.​ ​We​ ​just​ ​love​ ​the​ ​convenience​ ​of​ ​open-shelves.

2. Minimalism​

It’s​ ​not​ ​just​ ​a​ ​trend,​ ​living​ ​a​ ​life​ ​of​ ​minimalism​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​great​ ​way​ ​to​ ​live,​ ​as​ ​it​ ​reminds you​ ​that​ ​we​ ​really​ ​do​ ​have​ ​so​ ​much​ ​more​ ​than​ ​we​ ​really​ ​need.​ ​Open-shelving​ does​ ​just that -​ ​it​ forces​ ​you​ ​to​ ​get​ ​rid​ ​of​ ​any​ ​unnecessary​ ​or​ ​unused​ ​items.​ ​You​ ​want​ ​your​ ​items​ ​to​ ​look​ ​organized​ ​and​ ​tidy​ ​so​ ​this​ ​means​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​no​ ​precarious​ ​piles​ ​of​ ​dishes​ ​hidden​ ​behind​ ​cupboard doors.

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3. For​ ​Visual​ ​People

With​ ​open-shelving​ ​you​ ​will​ ​also​ ​want​ ​to​ ​remove​ ​any​ ​of​ ​your​ ​pantry​ ​items,​ ​and​ ​baking ingredients​ ​from​ ​their​ ​store​ ​packaging​ ​and​ ​place​ ​them​ ​in​ ​glass​ ​containers.​ ​If​ ​they​ ​are​ ​in​ ​clear glass​ ​not​ ​only​ ​will​ ​it​ ​be​ ​visually​ ​pleasing,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​will​ ​also​ ​make​ ​it​ ​incredibly​ ​easy​ ​for​ ​you​ ​to​ see​ ​how​ ​much​ ​you​ ​have​ ​left​ ​of​ ​something.​ ​Then​ ​you​ ​can​ ​replace​ ​it​ ​before​ ​you​ ​reach​ ​for​ ​that disappointing​ ​empty​ ​cereal​ ​box.

4. On​ ​Trend​ ​But​ ​Timeless

It’s clear​ ​open-shelving​ are​ ​right​ ​on​ ​trend​ ​with​ ​home​ ​design at the moment, but they​ ​are​ also​ ​a​ ​truly timeless​ ​look​ ​that gives​ ​you​ ​a​ open​ ​airy​ ​feeling​ ​to​ ​your​ ​kitchen.​ ​Open-shelves​ ​are​ ​also​ ​easy to​ ​change​ ​out​ ​when​ ​you​ ​find​ ​yourself​ ​fancying​ ​something​ ​different​ ​and​ ​want​ ​to​ ​give​ ​your​ ​kitchen its​ ​next​ ​makeover.

We​ ​think​ ​there​ ​are​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​more​ ​positives​ ​to​ ​this​ ​beautiful​ ​kitchen​ ​trend​ ​than​ ​there​ ​are negatives.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​decide​ ​if​ ​open-shelving​ ​is​ ​for​ ​you​ ​then​ ​try​ ​to​ ​really imagine​ ​the​ ​lifestyle​ ​that​ ​will​ ​come​ ​with​ ​this​ ​change​ ​and​ ​be​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​take​ ​a​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​layout​ ​of your​ ​kitchen.​ At​ ​Alair​ ​Homes​ ​Orillia​ ​we​ ​love​ ​staying​ ​on​ ​top​ ​of​ ​trends​ ​and​ ​making​ ​them​ ​a​ ​reality for​ ​our​ ​amazing​ ​homeowners​. We work with you ​to help you​ ​really​ ​envision​ ​your ​project​ ​so​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can walk​ ​away​ ​from​ your​ ​home​ ​building​ ​experience​ ​feeling​ ​satisfied​ ​with your new dream ​home.