Many things can become trendy, but the idea of “open shelving” in the kitchen instead of traditional cabinetry is starting to catch on.

Some points about open shelving:
It can be a good way to display matching dishware, or antique and collectible kitchen wares.
It makes the kitchen an even warmer and welcoming space for guests.
Give the kitchen a more bright and open look.
In many cases, will actually be less expensive than traditional cabinetry.