The three things holding me back from adding open shelving to our kitchen
The open shelving in the kitchen trend seems to be in full swing and I am so on board. It makes a lot of much sense to me. Why not have your prettiest or most frequently used things out where you can see them? I suppose you do have to worry about dust, but I'm willing to do an extra load of dishes every once in a while as a trade off for the open shelf look.
One of my favorite things about open shelves is the versatility and the simplicity. It seems like such an easy DIY and they always look so cute! They also manage to fit into just about any decor style. I’ve seen them look minimal, glam, rustic, country, natural, modern, traditional…the list goes on. But with so many directions that open shelves can go I am a little bit lost as to where I want to go with mine.
I scouted out a place for open shelves in our kitchen before we even put an offer on our house, so I’ve got that part figured out. This big tiled space is absolutely begging to flaunt my glassware collection. The only other thing I have figured out is that I want to hang the shelves with visible brackets. I love the look of some floating shelves, but a lot of them end up looking a little bit thick or a more involved DIY than I am up for at the moment.
So I guess I’m a little less lost than I thought. But I still have three things to figure out.
1. Bracket style and finish
I’m torn between a black or gold finish. The only con of gold is that it’s pretty trendy right now and who knows how quickly it could look dated. But I guess that would just be an excuse for me to change things up in the future. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2. Shelf finish
Light wood, dark wood or white? We know we will get some high quality lumber and DIY our shelves, but I’m not sure how we should stain them. I love all three looks so any way we can’t really go wrong.
3. The logistics
How many shelves? Two? Three? How high should they be hung? These are all questions I have and would love to hear from you with any advice or tips and tricks!