I have open shelving and I love it. I store the dishes & glassware I use every day on the lower shelf and more decorative items above (vintage mixing bowls, vases, etc.) I don't have much of a problem with dust on the every day things because they are used every day and washed and put back. I do have to dust the upper shelves once in a while, but my theory is you will clean what you love and it won't seem like a chore. I do it in a reasonable amount of time. I've never experienced grease on my shelves and they are near the stove. Go figure. Maybe it's because I don't fry. I can't stand to fry because it makes the house smell horrible for a long time after. I don't find it impractical since I love it.
Will Open Shelving Hurt the Value of Our Kitchen? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
|4/10/10 11:56 PM|
I had the same reaction to the buttery yellow in the bathroom as the poster above. It's very nice. I get lots of inspiration from AT but I'm not a fan of MCM and never have been. Unfortuantely for me...I now live in a MCM home that was not my choice, but it's where I'm planted for the time being. I recently moved from New Orleans (49 years there) so I'm used to lots of color as backdrop and in art in old homes with antiques (or new homes built to look old) that have lots of architectural interest. That said, I know that most folks aren't used to saturated colors in traditional environments so I understand the soft whites and lack of color in this home is a preference. I think the space this couple created is lovely and speaks of their personality and like all of us they will grow and evolve over the years. I, too, would love to see this home in 10 years. They have a great base to build upon. Congrats on a beautiful home.
Apartment Therapy DC | Julie & Nate Channel the Colonial Aesthetic House Tour
|10/30/09 3:45 AM|
Paint those cabinets. First, I can't imagine you will run into too many future buyers who would want those dated & tired looking oak cabinets. A previous poster said white cabinets are becoming dated. Nothing could be further from the truth. White cabinets are classic and always will be. That said, most any color you choose would be a huge improvement. Check out this link. The woman of this home painted her tired oak upper cabinets turquoise and the lowers white. I think her kitchen looks fantastic.
Apartment Therapy New York | Budget-Friendly Advice For This Kitchen? Good Questions
|10/29/09 9:27 PM|