Interiors, Kitchen

5 Unusual and Gorgeous Kitchens with No Upper Cabinets

I love two contradictory things:  minimalism and styling shelves with art, books and accessories.  A kitchen with no upper cabinets melds these two loves perfectly.  If you’re looking for a striking idea for your kitchen – consider taking the upper cabinets completely out of the picture.  You can still put in a few shelves if you want and have a cupboard somewhere – but removing the uppers creates a striking environment and gives you a unique kitchen.  If you’ve got a beautiful view – add some windows instead.  If you have a piece of art you love – hang that instead.  You’re probably in the room for at the least a half hour a day – you might as well enjoy it!

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This is my favorite – I love the simplicity of this kitchen. This is from Plain English and, if you haven’t seen their kitchens before, stop what you’re doing and rush to their website! (Source)
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Dark green kitchen cabinets, striking tile and what a window!  This is from LA based Commune – they tend to do a lot of kitchens with little to no upper cabinets.  I think that helps set their kitchens apart.   (Source)
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If you’ve got a nice view – why take it up with cabinets?  I like the simple choice of plain white cabinets here.  I don’t like the chairs at the table, but this is not a post about chairs.  (Source)
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This is a working kitchen in LA jewelry designer, Irene Neuwirth’s flagship boutique store – another kitchen by Commune Design. (Source)
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This kitchen manages to be minimal yet soft – I love the bright white and windows in lieu of upper cabinets. (Source)

What do you think?  Could you live without your upper cabinets?  It is a luxury to be able to get rid of the uppers entirely.  Maybe that’s another reason it’s so appealing – if you have no upper cabinets you must have room somewhere else for all your things.  Either that or you have learned to live a simple, minimal life with no need for things like rice cookers, boxes of odd teas and extraneous coffee mugs and for that I’m envious.

 

1 thought on “5 Unusual and Gorgeous Kitchens with No Upper Cabinets”

  1. Reblogged this on Nomad Real Estate Blog and commented:
    Mitch and I are going upper-free in our new kitchen. One, because we’re thrifty, two because it looks awesome and three (and most importantly) I’m too short to reach anything above the first shelf. Here’s a blog I stumbled upon when looking for affirmation about our choice~

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