These open shelves in the kitchen are just perfect for an open house plan. It makes a great room truly great. You do have to keep the shelves somewhat tidy, but it’s a small price to pay for that wide open feeling. And you’ve got lots of extra hidden storage space in the closed cupboards below. This particular kitchen was part of a great room remodel in the Eicher home by . It’s an extremely clean, linear look. The counters are uncluttered. The white walls are plain. The shelving is natural. It works, and it flows with the rest of the great room. An open plan with style – and follow through.