Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The topless kitchen

Kitchens without upper cabinets are not a new trend, but they certainly are a good one. Many designers and homeowners have become attached to the idea that a kitchen without uppers won't afford nearly enough storage, and in the process have overlooked the many clever solutions that can offer a ton of great storage elsewhere in the kitchen. Check out these beautiful de-cabinetized kitchens that that show the many advantages of going "topless".

1. Hello daylight. Foregoing upper cabinets can allow for large windows with spectacular views to the backyard and beyond. So striking!

image via Canadian House & Home

2. Empty wall space provides an opportunity for an artful composition of everyday items, or a display of collections and objects that don't deserve to be hidden behind closed doors.

Canadian House & Home

Amoroso Design

3. The absence of upper cabinets is often synonymous with modern design. However, clean lines and an uncluttered, edited look can lend themselves to both contemporary and traditional settings. The view to the outdoors is breathtaking in the second photo. Check out more photos of this house here.

So what do you think? With all of these gorgeous examples to inspire you, would you go topless?

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