Design by Ben Herzog Architect Photographed by Brett Beyer
Whether you’re an avid reader (while spending lots of time in the kitchen) or just love to collect cookbooks, housing your favorite books in your kitchen make for a fun, decorative, yet functional, display.
These built-in shelves housed next to the refrigerator take advantage of the tall ceilings without taking up too much space, both physically and visually, keeping the kitchen from looking cluttered. Although these shelves hold a lot of books, they can also be utilized for decorative glassware and vases.
This short bookcase built into the kitchen island is a simple, stylish way to store and display books. The bookcase doesn’t take much room and is easily accessible for anyone in the home- especially if you use your children as little helpers in the kitchen.
This bright, beautiful modern kitchen below features a standard bookcase design for housing kitchenware, accessories, and books. Although it looks to be a custom design in this kitchen, you can get the look with a store-bought bookcase- just add a molding.
If you have a very extensive book selection, you can take notes from the modern kitchen below. It features a large, free- standing bookcase that’s accessible in two rooms. The shelves appear to house only books, but you can definitely utilize all this extra storage for china, glassware, a minibar, and decorative accessories.