If you aren't sure whether open shelves works for you, consider taking out one or two just to see how it goes!
Not only are they great for storage but it's a great way to add a little decor to your kitchen as well!
If you need larger shelving space going with large open cabinets may be what you need! It still gives you the visual open kitchen but doesn't lack in storage.
via House Beautiful
There are so many different styles of shelves, have fun with it and find a shelf that matches your style and home decor. Of course, if you know there's just no way you can keep your stuff tidy, stick with cabinets...