Farmhouse Kitchen Pictures (13 of 16) - Open-Shelving Cabinets 



An appealing feature of a farmhouse kitchen is a gorgeous display of perfectly-organized open shelving. Door-less kitchen cabinets or stacked wall shelving is a charming way to display kitchen storage as well as décor. Closed cabinetry below countertops can be used for storing food and cooking equipment.




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On the traditional farm, family meals were generally consumed in the kitchen rather than the more opulent dining room of city houses, requiring that the farmhouse kitchen was a large and cheerful place. Moreover, farm hands often joined the family for meals therefore the furnishings, such as the farmhouse table, were large enough to accommodate a sizable group on short notice. Many of these old eat-in kitchens featured wainscoting, open shelving, plate rails, and glass door cabinets.

It is not difficult to recreate a farmhouse kitchen atmosphere; simple features can be inserted in a plain kitchen with stock moldings and paint. An open-shelving look is quickly accomplished by removing cabinet doors and lining or painting the interior space in a country-like color or print. This trendy look provides easy access to storage and a way to display dinnerware collections.

If you are a little wary of the dust and grime that accumulates in an active kitchen, consider a combination of cabinets and open shelving. When designing the farmhouse kitchen with the cabinet-free look, consider displaying plates, bowls, and glasses on the shelves that you use regularly, therefore wash often. This eliminates the build-up of dust, the obvious negative of door-less kitchen cabinetry.