Books; they go deeper than the recipes they hold. When utilized to their maximum potential, colorful bindings and text will breathe life into your kitchen. Here are 5 reasons to love them in your space as much as we do.
1. They are Versatile
Open Shelves have been trending as of late, along with open floor plans. Shelves are not only the perfect opportunity to incorporate books into your kitchen, but styling your shelves with them is a great way to transition into surrounding rooms. Since books aren't what you would consider 'traditional kitchen decor' they keep the room from feeling utilitarian.
Design Note: Designing open shelves at the end of an island brings dimension to the room without diminishing storage space, a trick especially useful in modest sized kitchens.
2. They make your Kitchen Unique.
What better way to personalize your kitchen than with books you've hand selected and curated? Pops of color from various bindings will bring a natural interest to any design style. Here we see how a bookcase was used to balance out the kitchen, perfectly capping off the run.
3. They make a great Sous Chef
A small book niche is a clever design element and fits perfectly in this pantry piece. The placement makes grabbing a little literary help from the likes of Ina Garten, Julia Child or Giada De Laurentiis a piece of cake.
4. They bring a Pop of Color
Break up a monochromatic scheme. Bring in your cheerful personal collection to add a block of color in a solid white kitchen. Doing so will prevent the room from feeling cold and sterile.
5. The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home
Books are kept nearly everywhere in a home, so why not your kitchen? In a room that emulates so much warmth and comfort, it feels natural to add a mini library. It's not just about cook books either- think text books and homework assignments done at the island, reading your favorite novel with your morning coffee or brushing up on a travel guide for your next vacation. (Hey, you might need one after a remodel project)