“You can create an airy, open feel in a smaller kitchen by keeping clean lines and simplistic crockery, or pack the personality in with accessories galore.”
More than style, open shelving can be functional too, allowing easy access to all your everyday kitchen essentials like dishes, glasses, and cookware.
Ruth said: “It can also make tasks like unloading the dishwasher that little bit easier, as you don’t have to open and shut cabinet doors.
“Open shelving can also be used to store cookbooks, display house plants and decorative vases; making it hugely versatile and easy to re-style.”
Appropriate illumination can set the mood for cooking, entertaining, working from home and finishing homework, sometimes all at once.