Kitchen storage can be an issue for some homeowners, and one way to increase the storage is to use tall kitchen cabinets. These are cabinets that reach up to the ceiling. But what should you consider when installing these? And what are the benefits you can expect? Well, here at Priory Kitchen Studio, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design professionals. And this is our guide to everything you should about ceiling height kitchen cabinets.
What are the important considerations for ceiling height kitchen cabinets?
If you plan to use ceiling height kitchen cabinets, there are several things you should consider. These include:
The style of the cabinets- depending on your own design preferences, you can choose between continuous cabinets that stretch all the way up to the ceiling, or alternatively, you can have two rows of cabinets stacked. Continuous design is probably the most popular, and this can be perfect for contemporary kitchens, with a sleek, glossy or matt finish, or for traditional kitchens with detailed inlaid doors. Stacked cabinets can also be made to look continuous, with the right door design. Either way, choose a style that will suit your overall kitchen design, and a colour scheme that will allow natural light to reflect around the room, to prevent the additional storage from making the space feel smaller.
The ceiling height- cabinets that run to ceiling height can be simple standard cabinets, or they can be bespoke. For 8-foot tall ceilings, 42-inch-tall wall cabinets will fit perfectly, while for 9-foot tall ceilings, you will need to stack cabinets which can be achieved very effectively.
Reaching the storage- with ceiling height cabinets you will need to be able to reach to the ceiling of your kitchen, which will probably require a stool or step ladder. Make sure that this is stored safely, and in a practical place for whenever you need it.
What are the advantages of ceiling height kitchen cabinets?
There are a number of advantages and benefits to choosing ceiling height cabinets. These advantages include:
Increasing the storage space- with kitchen cabinets that stretch up to the ceiling, there is a lot of additional storage you can benefit from, which is often actually around one to two foot high! This can be incredibly useful for kitchen with limited storage, or for smaller kitchen spaces, as you can store so much more.
Flexible kitchen design- using high kitchen cabinets that reach the ceiling can allow for a more flexible kitchen design overall. This is because the additional storage added can allow you to replace a row of under counter cabinets and add a breakfast bar, or even use a kitchen island to replace lower cabinets instead. This flexibility allows you to make useful transformations to your existing kitchen, or to install a new one that will be more practical.
For more information or advice, or to find the perfect kitchen cabinets for your home, take a look at what we have to offer, here at Priory Kitchen Studio.