Even as open shelving gets more and more popular, it also accrues more and more criticism from people who just don't like to see all their kitchen stuff at one time. But there's no denying its advantages: substituting open shelving for upper cabinets results in a more open, lighter kitchen, with plenty of wall space for things like art and even windows. Now there's a way to have the best of both worlds. Some kitchen designers are starting to concentrate all the full-height cabinetry on a single hardworking wall, striking a lovely balance between storage and spaciousness.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/not-into-open-shelving-youll-love-this-new-trend-for-kitchen-storage-245501