Do Open Cabinets Interest You? Take These Four Points Into Consideration

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There are literally millions of cabinet configurations out there. You can choose from a wide range of materials, and from within many options within the material you choose. For example, if you choose wood cabinets you can then choose the wood. Once you’ve chosen the wood, you can choose a stain. It goes on and on!

One of the most important decisions to make when choosing cabinets is how they’ll be displayed. One trend that we’ve seen getting more and more popular over the last few years is the idea of open cabinets. Read on to find out what we think about them and then contact Cabinet Magic at 800-570-4194 if you’re interested in new cabinets or cabinet refacing.

1. Anything You’re Storing on Open Shelves Will Be Exposed to Dust

One of the reasons that closed cabinets are so often used is that they keep dust from collecting on your dishes. There are other ways to prevent this, and it’s not an issue for every type of item you would put in your cabinets, but it is important to know that open cabinets can lead to a significant increase in the amount of time you spend dusting.

2. Put Things in Your Open Cabinets That You Use Daily

One of the best ways to get around the issue of dust within your open cabinets is to only use them to store things you use every day. For example, if you and your spouse use coffee cups every day and they get washed frequently, then they might be a good choice. Likewise, cereal bowls that are used on a daily basis – or almost daily basis – are great choices too. When something is washed regularly anyway, then it doesn’t have as much of a chance to gather dust.

3. Store Cookbooks and Other Items That Are Typically Kept in the Open

Another option is to store things in your open cabinets that would be in the open anyway. For example, cookbooks are often stored in the open. They generally don’t show dust and may or may not be used frequently. However, if they’re going to be keeping them in the open either way, then you may as well show them off in your new open cabinets.

4. They’re Great for Large Items That Take up a Lot of Room

Finally, your open cabinets can be used to store large items that would take up a lot of room in your closed cabinets. For example, if you have large soup pots, terrains, or mixing bowls, they are perfect to be used in open cabinets. If you have kitchen items that are very functional but also look great, then open cabinets are a great way to place them.

The good news is that at Cabinet Magic we can create the custom cabinets you need. No matter what style you want, we are here to help. Contact us today or stop by our showroom to learn more about the options available to you.