Due to the great number of objects (necessary or not) that we keep in our houses and industries, the need for shelving has increased lately. Shelving has many advantages compared to traditional storage furniture, like wooden closets and cabinets. They are cheaper, lighter, easier to transport, and much more flexible. All these qualities make them a popular choice to keep our things classified and in order, easy to access when needed, yet out of the way the rest of the time.
In a house, the kitchen is one of the rooms that can easily get encumbered. With all the ingredients, fruits, vegetables, dishes, glasses, forks, etc., that we need on a daily basis, a family can easily turn a nice kitchen into a mess really fast. Don't forget that in addition to all the utensils, we have also several machines that occupy space, like a microwave oven, an electric can opener, a dish washer, a toaster, etc.
Kitchen shelving is a great solution for bringing order to an otherwise chaotic kitchen. It has all the advantages that regular shelving has, with a few twists that make it better suited for your kitchen.
Some people don't like kitchen shelving because they think that it will give their kitchens a "factory" image, or that it will look out of place and break the look of their kitchens. This would be true if they bought shelving that is meant to be used in factories. Shelving in factories is not meant to look pretty; it's meant to resist heavy duty usage and store big quantities of sometimes dangerous products.
On the other hand, kitchen shelving comes in a wide selection of models and colors. Manufacturers realize that kitchens are one of the most customized and personal parts of a house, therefore they try to give as many kitchen shelving options as possible in order to satisfy as most needs and tastes as possible.
The differences between different kinds of kitchen shelving are so varied that the task of selecting one can be overwhelming. Of course, if you like interior design or something similar, you'll have a field day going through catalogs and comparing sizes, materials, colors, and styles.
Finally, the wide range of options of kitchen shelving also means a wide range of prices. I guess I could say now that you can find good things for cheap prices. However, I'm not going to. I believe that when it comes to kitchen shelving, you shouldn't take price into consideration at all. I think that since the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, then you should get something that you really, really like, regardless of price. This is because you'll be looking at your kitchen shelving every day for many years. Besides, the total cost isn't going to be high enough that you need a loan, sell your car or some measure like that.