Consider Open Storage
Kitchen design has really embraced open storage, which is still popular as a storage solution. It works especially well in open plan kitchens as you can combine functional and aesthetic items on your shelving throughout the kitchen and living area. It’s a more budget-friendly option than installing a row of cabinets, but bear in mind that the newly exposed wall will need to be finished.
Open storage also needs regular maintenance to look good. Dusting and cleaning of shelves and contents is essential, especially if near a stove, which can spatter oil. Open storage also needs to be curated well or it becomes cluttered. Group things in no more than groups of four items, with each item in a group having a similar color, texture, or purpose to create a cohesive design. Small items should be positioned in front of larger ones to create depth.
Open storage can inject a lot of character into a stark kitchen design and achieves a good balance when used in conjunction with cabinetry. A large shelf over lower kitchen cabinets is a good solution. Other practical open storage includes a magnetic strip for knives or spices, a pegboard and invaluable rails and hooks that hold everything from utensils to potted herbs, keeping your workspace free.