Open Kitchen Cabinets

My sister and her family just bought a new house! I am pretty sure they are moving in like right this minute. I am excited to see it  and check out the new auntie/sister room when I am home for Thanksgiving. We were talking the other day about updates that she wants to do to the house and an idea that came up was having open/glass kitchen cabinets.


I LOVE that look but who realistically can have that? Seriously if you opened any of my kitchen cabinets, you probably would be horrified to see how much stuff I cram into those cabinets. Or something would fall out of the cabinet and hit to you in the head. It is a safety hazard. But that is what you have to do if you live in an small/rented apartment right? Cram everything and shut the door really quickly so nothing comes out. A friend of mine referred to my organization system as “organized chaos.” I am pretty sure Martha Stewart would approve.


But as I was flipping through the new Domino Magazine, I can upon these amazing cabinets.

Maybe one day when I am a grown up I can be as organized as this to have open kitchen cabinets. Not to mention amazing subway tiles. One day I can dream right? Thankfully 31 is not a grown up.. yet.

Here is some more open kitchen cabinet inspiration:

Open Kitchen Cabinets
What do you think? Do you love the open kitchen cabinet look?
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  1. Chase says

    We have open cabinets and it gives my husband an anxiety attack bc I too champion ‘organized chaos.’ I would just like to point out that mathematically ‘chaos’ is considered a phenomenon. : ) PS The oriental rug in the kitchen is a brave choice and that person clearly is not as clutzy as I am.

  2. Stef says

    Our whole kitchen is about the size of the islands pictured above with the main storage being our oven! One day…

  3. says

    I love the shelves and open cabinets idea. It’s a lot of work to keep it all clean and organized but it’s possible! Looks beautiful, hopefully one day I will have something like this in my own kitchen! ;-)

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