The kitchen is considered the heart of a home where families gather and make memories. It makes sense to create a space that not only functions well but also looks beautiful. One trend that has become increasingly popular in recent years is open shelving in the kitchen. Not only does it add character, but it also has practical advantages. Here are five reasons why you should consider using open shelving in your kitchen.

It allows your personality to shine through

Show case your collections of all your favourite finds, and display them for all to see. You can mix and match with different colours, textures, and finishes to create a unique and personalised look. It’s also an opportunity to display beautiful, decorative items that can enhance the overall aesthetic of the kitchen.
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It encourages you to stay organised

When everything is on display, you're more likely to stay organised. You'll be forced to keep your plates, glasses, and other items neatly stacked and arranged. This means no more rummaging around in dark cabinets to find what you're looking for.
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Ease and function

With open shelving, everything is easily accessible saving you valuable time. Need to dish up, it's right there no need to open or close cabinet doors, making it an ideal option for those with mobility issues. Plus, you can easily grab the items you need such as your favourite big soup mug without having to struggle to reach to the back of a cabinet.

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A cost effective option 

Traditional cabinets can be expensive, especially if you are looking for custom or high-end options. Open shelving, on the other hand, is a cost-effective alternative that still offers practical storage solutions. You can also DIY open shelving, which can further reduce costs.
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 Its a feature

Shelving is available in all manner of styles with decorative brackets becoming a feature for visitors to admire. One of the benefits of open shelving is that it creates an open and airy feel to the kitchen. Unlike traditional cabinets that can make a space feel closed off, open shelves allow the space to breathe. This is especially important in smaller kitchens where natural light and space are at a premium.
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As well as selling brackets we also supply rustic scaffold shelving boards in various depths, we do 4.25" 5 5/8" 8.5" and 10.5" and lengths can be customised if you contact us, ensuring all of your shelving needs are met.
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Open shelving is a popular choice for homeowners in 2023, and is certainly worth considering. Here at Yester Home, we have many different styles and sizes of shelving and brackets which will add both style and functionality to your wall space.


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