Open kitchen shelves can serve as a functional feature or just something that is aesthetically pleasing. Many cooks like to have open shelves in their island or cabinet ends for all their cookbooks – so much for online recipes! And open shelving can be a great place for kitchen utensils, or somewhere to display beautiful bowls. And even having glass in your cabinet doors can bring some openness into the kitchen. Whatever your taste, be open to adding some shelving in your kitchen instead of hiding everything behind cabinet doors.