Open kitchen shelves
Photo by Teri Lyn Fisher
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1. ShelvesShelves are your best friend in any kitchen, especially one with limited counter and cabinet space. Every kitchen is different, but no matter how small, there is typically at least part of a wall that can accommodate even the smallest shelf. Since shelving comes in various lengths and depths, get creative and look to hang a shelf on your unused surfaces, as in the space above your stove, on the side of a cabinet wall or even above your window.
2. Open shelvesOpen shelves in your kitchen can push the walls farther, thereby giving the illusion of a larger cooking area. For a kitchen that is strained on space, shelves allow you to maximise every square inch of your wall. They also unlock much-needed space that would otherwise be taken up by doors, offering, in turn, a high-on-space, airy feel.By storing dals, rice and nuts in differently sized mason jars, you can additionally create a fabulous visual display. The delightful arrangement in this picture is a nod to effortless yet elegant storage. Mason jars are available aplenty both online and in hypermarkets. Choose from a galaxy of designs and shapes to light up your shelves.
Take a cue from this space to group your kitchen essentials. The everyday spices and masalas should be stacked on the bottom while your wooden salad bowls or special china can be placed on the top shelves as they are not used every day.