We have a pretty big kitchen with large windows but very little storage space, so one day we decided to use a pair of narrow bookshelves to hold some of our dishes. It felt a little funny at first, but now it's one of our favorite features. Click below for some other kitchen shelving ideas...
Floating shelves create visual interest and storage space. You can also add a row of under-shelf hooks to hold mugs. Image via Meg and Ross' House Tour.
Another great use of floating shelves from Erin's New Kitchen and Bath.
Amy and David use shelves and hutches throughout their home to hold their collection of modern dishware.