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Design Inspiration: Open units for oak kitchens

Posted by admin on May 18, 2016 at 2:21 pm. Filed under: General

There are many ways to add personality to oak kitchens – but open kitchen cabinets have to be one of the best. In addition to making items such as crockery and recipe books easily accessible, open cabinetry also adds variation and depth to the look of a beautiful wooden kitchen. Whether you are looking for open base units, wine racks or display shelves, there are plenty of ways by which you might incorporate this style of solid wood cabinet into your kitchen design.

Open base units make a feature of cookware and crockery


Our curved base and wall corner units form part of our selection of specialist cabinets, and are made from solid oak. These provide the perfect finish to a run of cabinetry, and are ideal for storing fruit or decorative items, keeping them close to hand whilst ensuring that your worktops remain clear for food preparation.


Open shelf units provide a practical storage space for recipe books. When a cabinet is purchased, we supply one solid oak shelf as standard; however, these units can in fact accommodate up to five shelves (which can be purchased separately). Base units are available in three depths (300mm, 450mm or 570mm) and a range of widths (from 150mm to 1500mm); and wall units are available in options of 570mm, 720mm or 900mm high, with widths ranging from 150mm to 1200mm. All are finished in a smooth, hard-wearing lacquer, ensuring an attractive yet durable appearance.


Our robust full-height cabinets are ideal for displaying items such as dry foods and cookware at eye-level, and provide a vast amount of larder storage space. They can also supply a useful spot to place a microwave or any other appliance that you do not wish to store on your work surface. We recommend installing open full-height units in utility rooms or pantries, as convenience is often more important than the overall aesthetic within these rooms; having lots of dry food items on display can sometimes look cluttered, so it is best to store them behind cabinet frontals in kitchens where you may be likely to entertain guests.


Our open wine rack units are perfect for making a feature out of your fine array of beverages. The lacquered oak units provide a beautiful contrast with painted cabinetry, and will draw attention to your impressive collection!

Open cabinet units are ideal for showcasing eye-catching accessories in oak kitchens, and also create a fantastic opportunity for the integration of attractive storage solutions, such as wicker baskets, glass canisters and mason jars. Jars can be decorated with ribbon, raffia or home-made labels for a pretty, personalised touch.

If you would like to discuss your solid oak cabinet order with a member of our knowledgeable team, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0345 22 22 990, or email [email protected]


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