Kitchen Organization: Where Do You Keep Your Silverware?

Lately we've been eying our kitchen and thinking about reorganization. (Cure Takers, we know you're with us on this one!) We've always been a bit bothered by where to keep our silverware - there just doesn't seem to be a good place for it. Where do you store yours?

Currently, we have our silverware in one of the drawers in our kitchen. When we moved in, we picked that drawer for no other reason than it was the closest one to us when we were unpacking the box. Now that we've had time to settle, we wonder if some re-arranging might be necessary.

We've been considering building some open shelving against one of our kitchen walls, and wonder if it might work to set the silverware out in the open on one of the shelves. If we bought a nice organizer tray that matched the shelves, we think it would look natural.

We like the idea of being able to grab what we need by just reaching over to the shelf. It would also give everyone access to the shelf without getting in each other's way (we're thinking of busy mealtimes when one of us is setting the table while the other is finishing dinner).

What do you think? Do you like where your silverware is stored, or would you like to change?

Related: Kitchen Organization: What's On Top Of Your Fridge?

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