Will Open Shelving Hurt the Value of Our Kitchen?

Will Open Shelving Hurt the Value of Our Kitchen?

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Faith Durand
Apr 8, 2010
Q:  My husband and I are looking to remodel our kitchen in the next year, and I want to use open shelving for our dishes because it will open up a dark corner of the kitchen.

My question is: How will this be seen by potential buyers in the future? From looking at the Kitchn Cure 2010 "after" photos, it looks like a lot of people are incorporating the open shelves in their kitchens, but is this a fad?

Sent by Bryn

Editor: This is a good question, Bryn! We don't own our house, though, so we'll turn this over to the readers.

What do you think, guys?

Related: Before and After: My Ikea Shelf Epiphany

(Image: Dana Velden)

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