Storage Tips

Kitchen Cabinets That Open up a Space (but Aren't Open Shelves)

March  3, 2016

Somewhere between open shelving and hulking kitchen cabinets, there must exist a number of svelte, not-dusty solutions for stacking cups and plates. My new favorite in this middle ground of suspended cabinetry? These beauties from Sweden, the land of simple, ingenious design.

In a tiny kitchen, every inch of space counts toward the likelihood that you're going to get in there and cook and be happy doing it. The above cabinets, which bevel inward instead of jutting straight down at a harsh right angle, still offer lots of storage. Besides just offering more headspace—and raise your hand if you've ever bonked your noggin' on the cabinets trying to see WTF is going down on your cutting board, as I have—they also make room for more light where you need it (on the counter).

What's more? The doors on these cabinets slide open like a closet would, rather than swinging into your space—and blocking the light while doing it. Not everyone's ready to redo their kitchen cabinets at the drop of a hat, but I'm personally bookmarking this look—thanks, Sweden!—for the time when I do.

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Kevin L. August 24, 2017
In order to improve the appearance of our kitchen, we need to do some kinds of good decoration that includes; kitchen flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops, and many others. Especially kitchen cabinets are the special attraction of every kitchen, it helps to keep kitchen products and accessories to save space. So in kitchen interior, we need to add kitchen cabinets.
Warren S. August 8, 2016
Angled cabinets are quite useful in a kitchen where there is no room for the furniture. They give you a lot of space in the kitchen and give you an additional place to put your kitchen stuff. A contractor is the one who provides you the such services. He is also responsible for such innovative ideas. You can look for some incredible designs over here and can choose the best for your kitchen.
Marit G. March 4, 2016
wow, in the 50's everybody in Norway had those cabinets. Grew up with them