Yet, when it boils down to it, those cabinets take up lots of valuable space that often could be better utilized.
Domino.com, one of my go-to sites for decorating ideas and tips, shows you how not having cabinets oftentimes looks much better visually while opening up your space.
This could be a great cooking station or beverage bar. Having the stand-alone storage furniture next to the stove makes things very handy for the cook.
With the knives to one side and the spices nearby, the cook doesn't to have to walk all over the kitchen while cooking.
This clean monotone look is very classy and easy on the eyes. The marble look blends seamlessly into the space.
Here the dinner plates are close to the counter and to the stove. Which means you could serve up the food by reaching up for a plate, and then simply handing it over to whomever is sitting in the chair. Very handy set up.
Another monotone look, that seems to take up less space with the colors all blending together.
This is a wise choice if your kitchen is really small. The tile looks great on the diagonal.
There's no need to clutter up cabinets with pots and pans when they can so easily go overhead and be out of the way.
This is a great look. Love the shelves and the faucet. Very classy.
If you're thinking of building a house, you might want to take these ideas into consideration. Having what you need close at hand, instead of behind cabinet doors, means you can have company help themselves.