Your cookbook collection says a lot about you. Adventurous eaters tend to collect cookbooks that focus on international cuisine, for example, while health conscious chefs love recipes in which vegetables play a starring role. Whatever your culinary passions are, your cookbook collection shouldn’t be relegated to a bookshelf in the living room. You can display them prominently in your kitchen to allow them to serve as both an aesthetic statement and a practical tool.
Include end shelves in your kitchen island design.
Homeowners who want to remodel their kitchens often like to include islands in the layout. Your home remodeler can customize your island to suit your needs and preferences. Remember that your island offers more than just additional surface space for prep work. It can also contain cupboards and shelves for added storage space. You can arrange your cookbooks on these end shelves, making them easily accessible during meal prep.
Repurpose spice racks.
If you have a small cookbook collection and want to display it prominently, the use of spice racks offers a creative solution. Install a few spice racks on the vertical surface of the side of a cupboard. Display your cookbooks with the covers facing out.
Store cookbooks on open shelves.
The open shelf design is popular these days, but it’s important to make them as decorative as they are functional. You can enhance the visual appeal of your open shelves by storing a variety of items there. Group your cookbooks into threes and fours, and scatter these groups throughout the open shelves. You can use potted herbs, canisters of ingredients, and utensil holders as bookends.
If your kitchen lacks the storage space or is too poorly designed for you to make good use of your cookbook collection, it’s time to start thinking about a kitchen remodeling project. The professional designers at Southwest Kitchen and Bath have extensive experience helping Tucson-area homeowners design beautiful and functional kitchens that fit their lifestyle. Get in touch today at (520) 531-9187, and check out our special offers!