What a dramatic change! Replacing the upper cabinets with angled shelving was the smartest way to make use of the kitchen's odd angled ceiling. As the homeowners Marco Rini and Tim Cuppett told Country Living, "We put our walls to work... Instead of cabinets, shelves and hooks allow us to admire our things." They also got rid of the lower cabinets in favor of freestanding pieces, like the stainless steel rolling island and the Crate & Barrel mango-wood console with custom marble top. We know open shelving is divisive, so you may not like their design choice. But the kitchen is undeniably more inviting and warm post-makeover, don't you think?
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