Open shelves under an upper cabinet
I have found one pretty good past link: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0917573915957.html
Although I'm hoping for some updates. I will have a small U shaped kitchen, and I cook/bake a lot. Plus I cater. I think closed (glass door cabinets) and open shelves will be a great mix for me. I have found some more examples on Houzz.
This first one is more of a custom cabinet with the bottom of the cabinet acting as an open shelf. Although pretty I'm not sure if I like it as much. I'm also afraid if I don't like the open shelves then I won't be able to change it or the height of the shelf because it will be a part of the cabinet.
This one looks like the open shelf is at 18" above the counter (guessing from the stand mixer being under the shelf). I do like it but am worried the above cabinet would be too tall for me (I'm only 4'11).
This one is closer to what I was thinking although this shelf looks a little close to the counter.
After reading the above thread I posted it seems like a good idea to at least start a test at having an open shelf at 10" off of the counter. The only thing I will have on the counters will be my stand mixer (I don't use a toaster or coffee/tea anything, and my microwave will be in an upper cabinet).
I was thinking about putting an open shelf under each run of cabinets. I will use the shelves for seasonings, measuring glasses, some mixing bowls, some plates, glasses, and maybe platters I use everyday. I know anything else on there will just get dusty, and I'm not into washing before I use stuff.
So any updates on the open shelves under cabinets? I do like the look of floating shelves and have a really nice one now my husband built me for the bathroom.