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Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

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Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

When we had the house built we opted for a tall cabinet option. These original cabinets are 42″ high, leaving a 13″ gap between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling. Not only is this gap irritating (wasted space, dust collector) but nowadays, the trend in high-end kitchens is to have the cabinets go all the way to the ceiling.
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Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

Next up will be the fridge wall of cabinets with matching ceiling trim of the crown to tie the two together and finishing off the two open shelf cabinets. From there I’ll paint these two sections before moving on to the lower cabinets and island.  Unfortunately, due to finances this is a long project with here and there, so bear with me and I’ll update photos as we move along.
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Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

Lots of houses have it — that awkward space between the top of the kitchen cabinets and the ceiling. In my house it’s a favored cat hangout (no lie, my roommate’s cat is quite the climber), but in most homes it just collects dust. Here are seven ideas for what to do with that awkward gap.
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Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

In a previous cabinet remodel we had extended the height to the ceiling to make it larger. I’ve been asked how we did that and since having tall, upper cabinets, wrapped in crown molding is a big trend in higher end kitchens, I thought I would show how we did it for the kitchen.
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Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

ktulaczSeptember 23, 2015 at 12:41 PMIt looks so awesome!!! I really like how you added the small trim on the header too. We just got done doing this to ours but it was not as easy for us, lol. And it took us 3 hours to figure out the crown since our ceiling is apparently not level and you could totally tell when we attached it to the cabinets. It totally makes such a big difference though and I am happy we did ours too. Cant wait to see what color you are going to paint them!ReplyDelete

Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

AnonymousSeptember 23, 2015 at 1:26 PMPlease oh please add glass doors to the top cabinets!!!It will look much more finished professionally. I love, love what you are doing but I do no like the open boxes on top of the doors. It looks like they were put on after the fact. I have built 13+ homes, owned 17 and remodeled many, many. Cabinetry I know and love, so just think about it and if you do add some glass cabinet doors, add lights to the interior cabinets. Thanks for listening. Great work, love your heart, ideas and it is the best blog!!ReplyDelete
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Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

5. Add an extra shelf above the cabinets. If your above-cabinet space is tall enough, this is great way to make the most of it. Danielle from One Kings Lane added an extra shelf above her cabinets by stacking a board atop three small wine racks. This is something that even the not-very-DIY-inclined can do: you can get the lumber cut to size at your local home improvement store, and then all you have left to do is paint.
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Extending Kitchen Cabinets To Ceiling

Please oh please add glass doors to the top cabinets!!!It will look much more finished professionally. I love, love what you are doing but I do no like the open boxes on top of the doors. It looks like they were put on after the fact. I have built 13+ homes, owned 17 and remodeled many, many. Cabinetry I know and love, so just think about it and if you do add some glass cabinet doors, add lights to the interior cabinets. Thanks for listening. Great work, love your heart, ideas and it is the best blog!!
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RepliesSarah @ Thrifty Decor ChickSeptember 23, 2015 at 2:28 PMThank you! We have about two feet between the top and the ceiling. I used plywood with an oak veneer for some of it, for the rest I used a cheaper butcher block kind of wood. DeleteReply
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Sarah @ Thrifty Decor ChickSeptember 23, 2015 at 2:28 PMThank you! We have about two feet between the top and the ceiling. I used plywood with an oak veneer for some of it, for the rest I used a cheaper butcher block kind of wood. Delete
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Woman, you just did great! Now I'm jealous. Your kitchen now looked better. I mean, with the spaces filled in. Bet that I'll be doing this too. It's just that, there are too many upper spaces in our kitchen. I hope I can do it. Wish me luck. 🙂
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6. Fill the space in. If you are into DIY, but not so into dusting, you could fill the space in, which will give your cabinets a custom look. Here’s a tutorial from I Heart Organizing.
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Bump outs on cabinetry, vs. a flat profile, is found in higher end, expensive cabinets. If I had more time and money, I would probably have made this bump out a bit more dramatic but for a house going on the market in a year, this gave it some umph.
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Hehe! That’s ok Elizabeth… to each their own! If you read my blog, you know my design decisions a pretty eclectic and off the wall. and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I said what I did because I knew it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup’o’tea, and I’m ok with that! I’m glad you could appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the cabinets even if you don’t love the color.

You truly hit the jack pot when you won Nick, cha ching! However, you know what they say…behind every great man is an even greater woman. You two make an amazing team. Love the new cabinets and your selection of color. Vikki in VA
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I didn’t even use glue (I’ve learned adjustments may need to be made later). Those who build for a living are probably cringing. 🙂 But these won’t be touched much at all and the boxes are strong! My point is, you don’t need a ton of tools or a workshop (your kitchen floor is fine) to do things like this. All you need is some wood, a drill and a dream. 😉
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Gordon BurrowsSeptember 25, 2015 at 3:10 AMYou have made a really great job of this kitchen improvement. I like he very practical way to approach and described the project. Personally, I never rely on rule or tape for final measurements, I always measure directly onto the piece I'm just about to fit, rooms are never square, and wood isn't a uniform material. Kudos.Me, I would have used glue.ReplyDelete
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You have made a really great job of this kitchen improvement. I like he very practical way to approach and described the project. Personally, I never rely on rule or tape for final measurements, I always measure directly onto the piece I'm just about to fit, rooms are never square, and wood isn't a uniform material. Kudos.Me, I would have used glue.

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