Nice set of photos on open shelving in the kitchen. This one at right most closely resembles what our kitchen will look like -- some painted cabinets, some natural wood. Ours will probably have quite a bit more copper in it; I'm leaning towards a copper sink (building up a nice patina over time) rather than a white porcelain one, and possibly a copper glass tile backsplash. What do you think?
We're going to have at least some open shelves, I think, for spice jars and for plates / glasses / mugs that we use frequently. (Also some closed shelving and some glass-front shelving.) We don't do enough frying to have to worry about serious grease build-up on everyday dishes. I love the ease of use with open shelves -- just reach up and get what you need. Also, pretty to display your dishes and glasses (at least if you're a neatnik like me). What do you think about open shelving -- yea or nay?