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!
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.