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Next Up How to Install New Kitchen Cabinets Learn everything you need to know to install new cabinets, including how to measure correctly, basic prep and finishing touches. How to Install and Level Cabinet Doors After you’ve installed your cabinets, follow these steps to attach the cabinet doors and level them for a finished, professional look. How to Replace Kitchen Cabinets Replacing old cabinets is an expensive undertaking but is much more affordable if you do the installation yourself. Learn how to replace old kitchen cabinets with these easy step-by-step directions. How to Install Kitchen Cabinets Handmade cabinets add an element of style and customization to any home. Learn how to install handcrafted wooden cabinets in the kitchen. Installing Kitchen Cabinets This DIY Basic will provide tips on how to install kitchen cabinets. How to Install a New cabinet Cabinets can be customized to fit an individual’s needs in more ways than one. Learn how to create custom cabinets for your specific needs like this family that loves doing craft projects. Kitchen Catch-Up: How to Install Cabinets Installing kitchen cabinets is a great way to save money on a kitchen renovation. How to Apply Lip Molding to Cabinets Learn how to add character to cabinet doors by applying a lip molding. How to Install Cabinet Glass Inserts Cabinet glass inserts are a great way to turn a kitchen into a popping, contemporary treasure. Cabinet Installation A do-it-yourself cabinet remodel can save lots of money on your kitchen remodel.
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Kitchen Cabinet Height

How to Install New Kitchen Cabinets Learn everything you need to know to install new cabinets, including how to measure correctly, basic prep and finishing touches. How to Install and Level Cabinet Doors After you’ve installed your cabinets, follow these steps to attach the cabinet doors and level them for a finished, professional look. How to Replace Kitchen Cabinets Replacing old cabinets is an expensive undertaking but is much more affordable if you do the installation yourself. Learn how to replace old kitchen cabinets with these easy step-by-step directions. How to Install Kitchen Cabinets Handmade cabinets add an element of style and customization to any home. Learn how to install handcrafted wooden cabinets in the kitchen. Installing Kitchen Cabinets This DIY Basic will provide tips on how to install kitchen cabinets. How to Install a New cabinet Cabinets can be customized to fit an individual’s needs in more ways than one. Learn how to create custom cabinets for your specific needs like this family that loves doing craft projects. Kitchen Catch-Up: How to Install Cabinets Installing kitchen cabinets is a great way to save money on a kitchen renovation. How to Apply Lip Molding to Cabinets Learn how to add character to cabinet doors by applying a lip molding. How to Install Cabinet Glass Inserts Cabinet glass inserts are a great way to turn a kitchen into a popping, contemporary treasure. Cabinet Installation A do-it-yourself cabinet remodel can save lots of money on your kitchen remodel.
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Kitchen Cabinet Height

Home > Designing a Kitchen with an 8′ Ceiling Designing a Kitchen with an 8′ Ceiling There are two choices when designing cabinets for a kitchen that has a lower ceiling. You can either use 36″ tall upper cabinets, which allows for crown molding to be used along the top or you can use 42″ tall upper cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling without any molding. Below is a breakdown of the pros and cons of each choice. Using 36″ Tall Upper Cabinets This is by far the safest choice when designing around an 8 foot ceiling.  The cabinets won’t go all the way to the ceiling, which gives you the chance to add crown molding. The size molding is up to you. If you select a smaller profile crown molding, there will be a small amount of space above the cabinets.  If you would rather not bother with that, adding a riser and larger profile crown molding will eliminate the space and give the illusion of the cabinets going all the way to the ceiling. This may be your best bet aesthetically. Here is a working drawing of a kitchen with an 8 foot ceiling. This design shows crown molding on top of 36″ tall uppers and a small space between the crown and ceiling. Here is the same kitchen with a riser molding added below the crown molding, which takes the cabinets all the way to the ceiling. The riser molding is outlined in red. Using 42″ Tall Upper Cabinets Some people are completely focused on having as much storage as possible in the kitchen and selecting 42″ upper cabinets will definitely give you more space.  It also helps make the ceiling appear larger by having the cabinets touch the ceiling.  But, be warned, the extra space does come with a few caveats.  There is a good chance your ceiling isn’t going to be completely flush in all places, so fillers and some extra work may be needed to make the uppers look even.  With larger upper cabinets, you also lose the ability to use decorative crown molding. If you want even the slightest bit of decorative molding, you would have to drop the cabinets down a bit, which is not ideal.  Crown molding is just a decorative feature, but it really does finish off the space, and may not be something you want to sacrifice. Other Things to Think About If you are planning on a floor to ceiling pantry in your kitchen, and have decided to use 42″ upper cabinets in the space, the coordinating tall cabinet is 96″ high. So, now you are trying to install a cabinet the same size as your ceiling. This can become almost impossible to install into its upright position, since the diagonal measurement needed to do this is close to 100″ or more. To gain these extra clearance inches, the cabinet often has to have the toe kick portion removed, or even the top back corner of the cabinet notched. Also, if you decide to lower the backsplash height to include a small ¾” molding, that makes even more space you need to try and deduct from the cabinet height to make it all fit. In summary, with 8′ ceilings, a 90″ cabinet is almost mandatory to ensure proper fit, and the ability to install the cabinet. Even if you have sacrificed the decorative molding for more space, this one cabinet needs to be taken into consideration. View All Articles
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Kitchen Cabinet Height

Designing a Kitchen with an 8′ Ceiling There are two choices when designing cabinets for a kitchen that has a lower ceiling. You can either use 36″ tall upper cabinets, which allows for crown molding to be used along the top or you can use 42″ tall upper cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling without any molding. Below is a breakdown of the pros and cons of each choice. Using 36″ Tall Upper Cabinets This is by far the safest choice when designing around an 8 foot ceiling.  The cabinets won’t go all the way to the ceiling, which gives you the chance to add crown molding. The size molding is up to you. If you select a smaller profile crown molding, there will be a small amount of space above the cabinets.  If you would rather not bother with that, adding a riser and larger profile crown molding will eliminate the space and give the illusion of the cabinets going all the way to the ceiling. This may be your best bet aesthetically. Here is a working drawing of a kitchen with an 8 foot ceiling. This design shows crown molding on top of 36″ tall uppers and a small space between the crown and ceiling. Here is the same kitchen with a riser molding added below the crown molding, which takes the cabinets all the way to the ceiling. The riser molding is outlined in red. Using 42″ Tall Upper Cabinets Some people are completely focused on having as much storage as possible in the kitchen and selecting 42″ upper cabinets will definitely give you more space.  It also helps make the ceiling appear larger by having the cabinets touch the ceiling.  But, be warned, the extra space does come with a few caveats.  There is a good chance your ceiling isn’t going to be completely flush in all places, so fillers and some extra work may be needed to make the uppers look even.  With larger upper cabinets, you also lose the ability to use decorative crown molding. If you want even the slightest bit of decorative molding, you would have to drop the cabinets down a bit, which is not ideal.  Crown molding is just a decorative feature, but it really does finish off the space, and may not be something you want to sacrifice. Other Things to Think About If you are planning on a floor to ceiling pantry in your kitchen, and have decided to use 42″ upper cabinets in the space, the coordinating tall cabinet is 96″ high. So, now you are trying to install a cabinet the same size as your ceiling. This can become almost impossible to install into its upright position, since the diagonal measurement needed to do this is close to 100″ or more. To gain these extra clearance inches, the cabinet often has to have the toe kick portion removed, or even the top back corner of the cabinet notched. Also, if you decide to lower the backsplash height to include a small ¾” molding, that makes even more space you need to try and deduct from the cabinet height to make it all fit. In summary, with 8′ ceilings, a 90″ cabinet is almost mandatory to ensure proper fit, and the ability to install the cabinet. Even if you have sacrificed the decorative molding for more space, this one cabinet needs to be taken into consideration. View All Articles

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