9 Reasons to Love Open Shelving

kitchen with grey cabinets
Photography by John O’Hagan
  1. Dishes are easy to find and access.

You’re probably thinking, “Is opening a cabinet door really that hard?” But when entertaining guests, it’s helpful to have your dishes right there within reach. Instead of pulling out your stack of dishware to place on the countertops and take up much-needed space, have them ready to go on your open shelving. And you don’t have to worry about guests getting in the way of each other by opening cabinet doors.