Another popular trend has been to have open shelves in the kitchen. Most of the projects we have been involved with have been a small section of shelves, not a whole wall. Check out the article below from Houzz. They list both pro and con views of a couple of kitchen designers. Both feel there is good and bad to the idea. We have seen in addition to what they list, is the install application. Some of the types that look to be floating are harder to install on certain wall types which while still very doable, it tends to accent any wall defects you might have.
Crown details and progress pictures of the install.
The sink wall with demo all done and after the cabinets are installed. Counters are next!
Love the green Island! And a look at the full kitchen! Love the floor as well!
Not quite the same angle but wow! I We love the green color!
The new cabinets look wonderful. We see a lot of multi colored designs.
The dark counter you see on the peninsula was made by the homeowner and turned out really nice.
Old cabinets pictured below for contrast.
This project has been fun, our homeowner had water damage and many delays related to insurance processes. What a nice change as things get installed and looking great.