Are you on the look-out for the perfect wall unit? When it comes to furnishing the kitchen, opting for open modules or closed cabinets could have a significant impact on the aesthetics of the composition, as well as on the functionality of the space.
In this article, we’ll explore the differences between these two types of wall units, giving you some tips to strike the perfect balance between design and utility.
Perfect for modern kitchen styles, open-fronted elements are essentially distinguished by “visible” shelves, in other words with a back panel but without any doors, which develop horizontally or vertically, framing a kitchen that’s entirely on-trend.
One of the main advantages of having open shelving is that everything is within easy reach: your cooking utensils and ingredients are more accessible than ever, making life that much easier when you’re trying to follow a complex recipe.
Also, don’t underestimate the fact you can also display your entire favourite plate set, your decoupage dishes or other collectibles, adding an entirely personal touch to your kitchen. However, there are upsides and downsides: since everything is exposed, it will be essential to check your open wall units are neat and tidy every day.
Do you enjoy cooking, but tidying up, not so much? Wall units with doors, which are more traditional in their appearance, prove to be the ideal allies to keep your kitchen clean (at least on the surface!): while they provide all the space required to tidy away items of various sizes, from larder staples to appliances, they avidly guard their contents, thanks to the presence of doors.
But what if they are messy inside, how will you find what you’re looking for? The answer is good lighting, which is why we recommend you install built-in lights or LED strips underneath the shelves.
How about you, do you prefer open modules or cabinets with doors? To plan your new kitchen at its best, contact your local Scavolini dealer!