Pros to Open Shelves

Open shelves have many pros that have made them popular for many homeowners to install in recent years. They’re trendy, they’re minimal, and they’re affordable. On average, open shelving can cost anywhere from only $60-500 to install. 

They’re also incredibly customizable and can easily fit any of your design needs. If you want to double your storage space to showcase decorative items, open shelving can be an excellent fit for your kitchen. 

Finally, open shelving opens up the space of any kitchen. Especially if you have a small kitchen, adding open shelves can do a lot to help the room feel more relaxed and inviting. 

Cons to Open Shelves

Unfortunately, open shelves have significantly less storage space than their cabinet counterparts. Most open shelves won’t store many dishes without seeming cluttered and disorganized, whereas cabinets can hold a plethora of dishes, pots, and pans while still keeping your kitchen looking tidy.

Additionally, like any other flat surface, open shelves often get super dusty and require frequent dusting to keep your kitchen looking spick and span. Your dishes might even get dusty! 

Pros to Cabinets

Cabinets have storage space on storage space, especially when compared to open shelving. If you like to cook and have much-associated cookware and dishware, cabinets do an excellent job of housing all those knick-knacks comfortably. 

Also, there are a ton of ways in which you can make cabinets fit your specific design and functionary needs. With the help of a team of professionals in the art of kitchen renovation, you’ll be able to customize the material type, finish, door style, and construction style of your cabinets. You could even add in rollouts or pull-out drawers! 

Cons to Cabinets

Cabinets are much, much more expensive than their open shelving counterparts, with their specific price depending on the type of cabinets you want and the size of your kitchen. 

If you have a small space without much natural light as your kitchen, cabinets have the potential to make the area feel smaller and darker. Of course, this is also dependent on the color/design of your specific cabinets, but it’s still a point to consider! 

No matter what you decide is the best fit for your kitchen, look no further for kitchen remodeling than the industry experts at Mad City. Our home contractors put your satisfaction first, so you can rest assured that your kitchen renovation will go precisely as planned. If you’re ready to get started with our kitchen contractors, give us a call at (855) 537-5111 or fill out our online form to schedule your free, in-home consultation and estimate.