Skye sent an email in regards to my kitchen inspiration post that I thought I'd share (part of it anyway).
"Your kitchen has so much potential! I can't wait to see what you do with it. We recently did an inexpensive IKEA kitchen replacement and decided to go with open shelving. It's so handy! I've attached a photo. Sorry about the poor quality and lack of 'editing.' I took a quick photo to send to my parents after making lunch one day, hence the shark pot mitt and dirty stove. I just wanted to show you a real open shelved kitchen in action. The shelves are just simple IKEA lack shelves screwed into the concrete. The bottom shelf sags a little because the plates are so heavy, but it all works out. I find the pot rack indispensable. It's so nice to just reach for a pan when I need one. The kitchen is still a work in progress, but it's FAR better than the previous chip-board/wood laminate monstrosity that was there when we bought the place! I've also included a dog on a piece of furniture. His name is Max. The chair is something temporary until I can find another piece I actually like...."
I have vowed never to use Lack floating shelves again due to the nightmare they caused in my living room, but I hadn't thought about hanging my pots, which is a great idea given how much space they take up in a cupboard. And Max is such a cutie. Thanks to Skye and everyone else for the tips on my future kitchen renovation.