Should I Add Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinets to My Kitchen?
The Benefits of Floor to Ceiling Cabinets
Floor-to-ceiling cabinets can be a stunning addition to your kitchen. An equally eye-catching and functional feature, installing cabinets that reach the ceiling can ultimately transform your entire kitchen. However, this design may not be ideal for every space.
Here are the key things to consider when deciding whether or not installing floor to ceiling cabinets is the best choice for your kitchen.
Say Hello to Storage Space
Besides acting as a bold focal point in your kitchen, cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling also add substantial storage to the room. If there are kitchen appliances on the wall where you are considering adding floor-to-ceiling cabinets, you can work them into your cabinets’ layout, leaving space for your refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and any other appliances you may have. In addition, you can also hide trash cans with pull-out cabinets or disguise your dishwasher with a cabinet door.
Cabinetry that reaches the ceiling is a great way to reduce clutter in your kitchen. More storage hidden out of sight can present the illusion of a tidy kitchen (even if your pantry could use some organizational tips). While having closed-in storage can make it more difficult to access certain kitchen supplies, it can also help you stow away extra items like cookbooks, spices, certain dishware, or snacks. Consider what you use the most in your kitchen and how having floor to ceiling cabinets will affect your ability to access these tools and supplies.
Utilize Top-Shelf Storage
With cabinets as high as your ceiling, you will likely need a step stool or ladder to reach the top cabinets. Think about what less frequently accessed items you could store in these cabinets. Holiday dishware, large pots, and specialty cookware may be good candidates for the top-shelf position. Top-shelf storage can also help prevent children from accessing kitchen items they shouldn’t be.
Alternatives to Floor to Ceiling Cabinets
While floor to ceiling cabinets can be an excellent choice, they may not be ideal for every space. These types of cabinets can make a small or tight kitchen feel cramped and overwhelmed. For especially small spaces, having space between the top cabinet and the ceiling may better visually open up the room.
Open shelving is also an excellent choice for creating an illusion of more space in small kitchens. While having a small kitchen doesn’t automatically make floor to ceiling cabinets the wrong choice, it is something to keep in mind when picking out cabinetry for your home.
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When you’re ready to bring your kitchen dreams to life, we’re here to help. For assistance in deciding whether floor-to-ceiling cabinets are the right choice for your kitchen, or to work with experienced designers to bring your cabinetry dreams to life, contact Special Additions today!