A Shelf Over the Kitchen Door

When your kitchen is short on space, ekeing out even one more shelf can be helpful. Which brings us to the shelf over the kitchen door. It's a perfect place for storing those kitchenwares that you like to look at:

No door? Try the same thing over a window! We love how each of these examples adds an almost architectural quality to the kitchen, even if the room is plain and devoid of much character.

Do you have a shelf over your kitchen door (or window)? What's on it?

Related: Before and After: My Ikea Shelf Epiphany

(Images via The Martha Blog, A History of Home, A Touch of Country with Natalie, A Girl & a Key, Lumberjocks, Houzz)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.