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)