Only if you have cleaning crew that can move china without breaking it and will do this weekly.
Lovely to look at and handy to use, open shelving in the kitchen is a perfect marriage of form and function. Whether it's that bottle of olive oil you reach for in every recipe or dinner plates you use every night, open kitchen shelving makes it easy to see and reach the items you need—and, best of all, it lets you put your favorite collectibles on display.
Not in earthquake country.
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I love open shelves its cool & easy. if u choose to remodel, less mess to tear down the cabinets, unlike open shelves there are many options! this is my opinion!!
Lovely to look at and likely to LOSE any or all of those items on open shelving when you live near a major earthquake faultline (like those of us in Los Angeles). Anyhow, this kitchen looks more like a "designer" space than one that is actually used for cooking (no space for: prep, spices, utensils, pots&pans, etc...) Sorry!
Sorry, can't support your idea of open shelves unless you choose to spend your time taking everything off frequently to dust and remove grease etc. And who wants to have to wash dishes before you use them? It may look good in a small space, in terms of openness but it isn't practical.
I did the same in my previous kitchen when I had open shelving. Due to frequent use, having quick access was well worth a dust particle or two (or 10). And you're right, why put your nice pieces behind closed doors?
I love open shelving. i tend to use my nice things like covered pottery dishes and matching plates when they are easy to get to. then because i use them often they don't get dusty at all.
We have many customers that have incorporated open shelving in their new kitchens. We too, always encourage to have the dishes that get daily use placed at the open shelving. I can remember a dramatic back splash that went to the ceiling behind the shelving. Created an impressive look, especially with monochromatic dishes on display.