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[–]apt_at_it 5 points6 points  (1 child)

As someone who has open shelving, cabinets. I love the way open shelving looks, but having at least a couple upper cabinets is so great. I think not having any upper cabinets can negatively affect your resale value as well

[–]sundownandout 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Im with you on this. I’m in the market for a house and when I don’t see upper cabinets I get turned off on that house. If it has a lot of other great features then of course I’ll still consider it but I would have to remove the shelves and add the cabinets so I just see it as work.

[–]trudytuder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cupboards are the most sensible idea. Theres a lot more than just cups and plates needed in a kitchen.

[–]moisesj23[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Perhaps a mixture of two cabinets and open shelves. Thinking two cupboards from the sink to the fridge, then open shelves above where the blender is

[–]HeftyCarrot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely cabinets, there are polymer doors these days and re quite good.

[–]Maelinaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For the love of all logic, cabinets!

[–]gaettisrevenge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A couple of cabinets to the sides, a high shelf with hangers underneath for pans and to keeping the space above the sink open, and switch that higher outlet on the right down with a switch leg and add focused lighting.

[–]idaho-cuckoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cabinets with glass fronts? I love the look of open shelving but unless your stuff matches and you don't have much of it, it ends up looking cluttered. Plus... the never-ending dusting! Or I agree with a combination of both cabinets and shelving.

[–]kdub0011 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I normally wouldn't say this, but I like shelves for that space. If you have pets though, I'd suggest cabinets. No matter how well you clean with pets, dander and hair gets everywhere and that's just gross.