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Ceiling high cabinets

WakerIIDecember 3, 2012
A kitchen remodel...is it 'in style' to have cupboards to the ceiling? I need storage and this seems a good solution. Kitchen has 8' ceilings and is approx. 450 sq.ft. Thank you for your thoughts!
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Definitely! Mine go to the ceiling, and I store infrequently used items up on the top shelf, It's a much better look than short cabinets cluttered with "stuff" on top of them.
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 2:15AM
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Yes---if you can't build out-build upppppp! :)
    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 6:21PM
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Stanton Designs-online design services
Sure is! Good use of the space!
    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 6:23PM
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Yes! Build all the way up to the ceiling! Then whatever you store in the upper cabinets will stay clean.

Some folks are using glass fronts for the highest cabinets - clear, wavy, translucent - to keep the room from looking too "heavy."
    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 6:51PM
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Cabinet Design Studio
Yes go to the ceiling you can do so much
    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 7:01PM
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To reach the highest cabinets, you will need a step stool. Plan for the location of the stool early on in your kitchen design.

I was in a vintage white-painted kitchen that had cabinets all the way to the high ceiling and wondered how in the world they reached up there. The trick was in the way the lower cabinets were built. There were deep drawers all along the floor level, with a pull-out "breadboard" step above the bottom drawer, in several strategic locations! I can not remember if all storage below the counter was drawers, with cabinets above the counter level.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 7:04PM
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I am also planning to redo my kitchen cabinets ceiling height . Glass ones really look good. You can go for it . But friends design dilemma , my kitchen ceiling height is 11.5 ft . How do I arrange the heights of upper double cabinets ? Kitchen size is 12x 15 ft.
    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 7:44PM
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Ralston Decorating Group
Hi, in my years of experience, I must say, cabinets all the way to the ceiling make the kitchen look more cohesive, but, are not functional. Most of the times, you will have to have that step stool around the corner to get to the top and most people get frustrated after a while. I keep the space from the top of the cabinets to the ceiling, clutter-free, you dont have to put anything on top. Hope it helps.
    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 8:02PM
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