If you have a collection of recipe books but do not know what to do with them, keep reading. Displaying cookbooks in your kitchen not only looks great but also comes in useful when you are planning your meals – mainly because they are on hand in the place that has all of your ingredients. In this guide, we take a look at three ways you can show off your cookbooks in your kitchen.
Nothing says beauty and charm more than solid wood floating shelves. Useful as storage for your cookbooks in both contemporary and traditional kitchens, they can also be installed where space is at a premium. By positioning one shelf above another you can create a bookcase effect – this works particularly well in an alcove. To aid in finding the perfect style for your kitchen, our range includes a variety of timber in a selection of widths from 300mm up to 1500mm. These floating shelves are 200mm deep and so offer plenty of space to store your collection of recipe books. Alternatively, our regular oak kitchen shelves, also offer a solution for displaying cookbooks.
Curved Base and Wall Cabinets
Curved base and wall cabinets are wonderful features to include at the end of a run of cabinets or on the corners of a kitchen island. By installing them without door fronts you can use them for displaying cookbooks. With a radius of 190mm as standard, they include two shelves that have been manufactured from durable 18mm thick solid European oak to ensure the highest quality possible. Curved cabinets can be incorporated with other open cabinets to create even more storage.
As the foundation to many kitchen islands, open cabinets are an invaluable solution to storage. As such, they are perfect for organising your cookbooks and, due to the depth of the individual shelves, larger books can be displayed with ease. In this example, an open cabinet has been used in an island and as you can see there is space for plenty of books even on a single shelf. One of the advantages of this option is that you can arrange seating around it. Combine this with your recipe book storage and you have a convenient place to write down ingredients for your weekly meals.
These are our suggestions for displaying cookbooks in kitchens – how do you arrange yours? Leave your comments below. Do not forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest for even more great inspiration or subscribe to our newsletter for updates and information about new products, special offers and competitions.