Trading in Upper Cabinets for open Shelving
If you're thinking about giving your kitchen a modern upgrade, you may be considering getting rid of your upper cabinets and replacing them with sleek, open shelving. However, you may also feel intimidated by the idea of not being able to keep anything hidden anymore. Here are 3 ways to make sure you're ready to take the leap to open shelving in your kitchen.
What do you currently store in your upper cabinets? Are they the home of your favorite china set, or chock-full of clutter? Don't rip out those cabinets unless you have alternative storage places for anything that you don't want on full display.
Carefully decide what will live on your open shelves. If you've collected a bunch of mismatched coffee mugs over the years, now may be the time to clear them out and replace them with a matching set that will complement your new modern design. If your goal is to create an ultra-clean and minimal look, go for a set of dishes in solid white. If your kitchen has a neutral palette and you're looking to add a pop of color, a bright set of dishes is a practical way to achieve this.
If you don't have a large pantry and know that you'll need to store food on your open shelves, but are worried that colorful packaging will jumble your minimalist goals, invest in a set of glass containers. After purchasing foods like pasta, nuts, or even cereal, you can transfer them to simple matching containers. And, as a bonus, it's easy to tell when you need to buy more.
Making the switch to open shelving in lieu of upper cabinets can feel daunting. However, long as you're ready to stay committed to simplicity and not overcrowd your shelves, your kitchen will be easily modernized with open shelving.
Right now, the housing market has never been so hot. Homes are being snapped off the market almost instantly, when bidding wars don't slow down the process. This is a great time to currently be a homeowner, outside the market chaos. Of course, if you've been dreaming of a change in scenery, your best option is to invest in changes to your house. Kitchen renovations, in particular, can transform your experience of the home and have great potential for return on investment (ROI) - if you know what you're planning for.
Let's dive into a few kitchen renovation ideas to invest in your happiness and the long-term value of your home.
With the weather warming up, many people are headed back out to the garden to nurture life from the soil. Whether you are a whiz with seasonal blossoms or manage a delicious home vegetable garden, there are definitely a few home features that can enhance your gardening ability. Preexisting flowerbeds, a patio made for planters, nice areas of rotating sunlight and a very deep sink all make a difference.
At Fossil Blu, we believe a deep Farmhouse sink can enhance your gardening capabilities. Many people build themselves a deep-basin sink outdoors--or in their potting shed-- to make gardening easier on the go. This also keeps the potting mess outside of the house.