New Look: Kitchen Cabinets Without Doors

Not all kitchen cabinets have doors, but it’s not as strange as it sounds. Kitchen designers have popularized open shelving or cabinets without doors in the past several years. Wall cabinets with an open design provides a unique look that has hit trend status and won’t be leaving any time soon.

Why RTA Kitchen Cabinets without Doors?

What makes a person wake up one day and say, “I’d love to have some kitchen cabinets with no doors”? They are a fantastic design feature that breaks up your cabinetry and gives you some display space.

If you have attractive pots and pans that can be just as much a decoration as a cooking implement, then setting them in cabinets with no doors lets them be seen. Maybe you’d like to show off your grandmother’s china—go doorless. It’s an open floor plan for your kitchen cabinets that is becoming one of the more popular requests in the kitchen.

Cautions for No-Door Kitchen Cabinets

One of the primary reasons for having doors is protection. Doors keep pets, such as cats, out so you can avoid things falling out. If you have some dishes that don’t look that great, then they can be an eyesore. No one wants to look at your 15-year-old skillet with burn marks and a broken handle. Doors also keep people from seeing the dust and cobwebs that gather on open shelves.

What about the other more mundane aspects of cabinetry? Kitchen cabinets are used for far more than simply dishes and pots and pans. If you commonly put cereal boxes, canned goods and other non-perishable items in cabinets, you wouldn’t want that to be there for everyone to see.

Open Shelving

Go beyond cabinets without doors, and think about open shelving in your kitchen instead of cabinets. Functionally, open shelving is the same as cabinets without doors. They are also for display purposes and open shelves serve to break up the bank of cabinets, which can make your kitchen feel larger and more open.

The only difference is that cabinets without doors are enclosed on the sides and the shelves are open. That might mean more frequent cleaning and dusting. It also might mean a higher risk of items falling off the shelves.

Do you want to know what cabinets without doors would look like in your kitchen? Check out our design tool and begin comparing kitchen sets today.

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