Open shelving in your kitchen, to do or not to do?
Personally, we wouldn't dare to use open shelves in the kitchen area, imagining how dusty and greasy it gets in such a short period. Many of the fabulous kitchens that we see on the net are pleasant to view, but lack functionality. Maybe a single shelf with just a few items on it that is easily reached will work, but ceiling high shelves will breed a lot of spiders in their life span.
Open shelving in the kitchen is just an aesthetic luxury created by interior designers without considering the time and effort it takes to clean and maintain. I am sure that home owners will look back after a few years and reconsider their decision in open shelves.
Do you use open shelving in your kitchen? Let us know how you feel about it.