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7 shelves that are practical and look great in a kitchen

Lexi Hughes Lexi Hughes
by Marina Linhares Decoração de Interiores Tropical
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At homify, we believe the kitchen is the heart of a home. It's where family and friends gather for meals, swap stories, and enjoy each others company. Naturally, the last thing you want to think about while in your kitchen is cleaning! Especially if you don't have enough space or storage to stay organized. 

We found a perfect solution to keep your kitchen both stylish and tidy. Here are 7 ways to incorporate shelves in your kitchen so you save on space and enjoy your time cooking and entertaining! 

1. Open face shelves

These shelves are a minimalists dream. The simple design works well for this kitchen and would be perfect for someone who needs a few items to store. We recommend using open faced shelves wisely because they can easily become overcrowded and cluttered if you're not careful. Otherwise, we love this look and will see more open shelves in the pictures below. 

2. Glass shelves

Peponi House by STUDIO [D] TALE Tropical

Peponi House


Wow! These shelves are beautiful and really tie this kitchen together. While there are a lot of items used on the shelves, it totally works here. We really like the blue colored glass because it brightens the otherwise neutral palette of the kitchen. Great choice! 

3. Industrial shelves

These shelves work so well in a variety of kitchens. They are the perfect addition if you need more storage space but don't have enough room in your kitchen to install new cabinets. 

4. Steel shelves

We love these shelves because they're simple and work well with most color palettes. The shelves can work great for storing spices, cooking utensils, and decorations like this example. 

Keep in mind that these shelves are also very affordable and easy to install! 

5. Floor to ceiling shelves

Imagine having this much space in your kitchen! These shelves are perfect for displaying decorations and formal kitchen ware. Another reason why we love these shelves is because of their size! It's a great way to store large items without taking up too much space in your kitchen. 

Thinking about incorporating large shelves in your kitchen or home? Here's a list of interior contractorswho can help you get started!

6. Contemporary shelves

How cool is this kitchen? The shelves have cast iron features that really compliment the wood and concrete countertops. The lighting under the shelves is another bonus to this design and really makes the space feel warm and inviting. 

7. Shelves as decorations

Edenbridge by Johnny Grey Eclectic
Johnny Grey


Johnny Grey

These shelves are completely unique and surprisingly practical! You can store bulky bottles or hang cups, and tuck away spices and utensils behind the cabinet doors. This is a great option if you're looking to have fun in your kitchen with colors and designs. 

Looking for more kitchen inspo? Check out 19 cleverly organised kitchens (with ideas you can copy).

What type of shelves do you like in a kitchen? Tell us in the comments below. 
by FingerHaus GmbH - Bauunternehmen in Frankenberg (Eder) Modern

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