Ceiling-Height Cabinet Basics For Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted on: 8 July 2022

When you're planning a kitchen remodel, some of the most difficult decisions that you'll have to make often occur when you're choosing your cabinets. In recent years, traditional kitchen cabinets have had a gap between the kitchen ceiling and the top of the cabinet. Whether you find this to be wasted space or you just have never known what to do with it, you might prefer to go back to the original flush cabinet design that reaches the ceiling instead. Here's a look at some of the things you need to think about.

Do You Have Use For The Gap?

If you are the type of person who likes to display collectibles and other tchotchkes, you may find that the gap between your cabinets and the ceiling is beneficial for displaying antiques and collectibles that you've acquired. Unfortunately, that space can also be very hard to dust. If you struggle with reaching that space adequately to dust it, you may find that it's not the best storage or display solution. In those cases, it becomes wasted space that you could capitalize on with taller cabinets. 

Can You Find A Combination That Fits?

If you decide to consider full-height kitchen cabinets, the next thing that you need to think about is whether or not you can find cabinet sizes that fit properly. In areas where you're installing floor-to-ceiling cabinets, you will typically need a combination of cabinets to fit that space. Talk with your cabinet installation contractor about the height combinations available that will fit. For cabinets installed over your countertops, you can balance cabinet size with installation height to get the right fit as well. 

Is There Still A Small Gap?

Sometimes you just can't completely fill the space, even with your best efforts and all sorts of cabinet size combinations. You can do one of two things to resolve this. In some situations, you can choose to raise the cabinets off the floor by the additional space. In other cases, you may find that it's easiest to just install decorative trim at the top of the cabinets to fill the space and block that gap. 

These are a few of the most important aspects to think about if you're considering full-height kitchen cabinets as part of your kitchen remodel. Talk with a local contractor such as Custom Cabinetry Direct today for more help and information. They can help you find the cabinet combinations and solutions that are best for you.


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