For those who were all for open shelving, the main reason to love it was for the creativity and uniqueness it brings to their homes. Many love their collections of pretty dishes and treasures and want to display them for all to see.
I giggled every time I heard someone joke that they were going to love displaying their plastic Dora the Explorer dishes and Spiderman cups, for all to admire.
Looks aside, the idea of open shelving appeals to many for ease and function. Need to plate up? It’s just a reach away. Where did I put that favorite cup? Oh yes, right in front of my face.
For some, open shelving felt too cluttered. For these folks, a wall of cupboards and clean countertops is their idea of style. No one needs to know the reality of what’s going on behind doors anyway.