Creative ways to manage your over-cabinet spaces

In the past, the cabinet designed in the kitchen only used to reach a certain height. This is partially because the ceilings used to be higher and the cabinets were designed to be within easy reach. But these days, things are changing. Now we have shorter ceilings, smaller real estate and a need for more storage area. So today we’ll be featuring some creative ways to manage your over-cabinet spaces! Let’s take a look:


1. Alternating materials and function

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This image shows an interesting way you can take your kitchen cabinets to full height. More than half of it has been constructed with wood, but one quarter has a black frame with a metal gauze lining that can be used as a completely separate entity. All of this division creates a nice aesthetic dynamic and lets you compartmentalize the space stylishly from both inside and outside.


2. Propagating functionality

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Many hoods have carrying ventilation pipes that need an outlet to the outside. These pipes usually carry from the top of the cabinet spaces and makes the overall kitchen visuals look ugly. So, one way you can utilize your over-cabinet spaces is by hiding the ventilation pipes of the hood with tall cabinets and clever carpentry!


3. Adding some customizations

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Another way you can utilize the over-cabinet space by making them taller is by adding customizations to the typical design. This image shows an in-built dish-rack that has been installed above the sink space. It’s actually part of the cabinets and makes the tall height seem casual and pragmatic. You can add your own customizations to your kitchen cabinets.


4. Creating a holistic look

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Going for tall kitchen cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling can help create a holistic effect. The use of similar colors and textures is certainly going to help you create a wholesome space that is also visually dynamic.


5. Fitting the in-built appliances

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And lastly, you can utilize the over-cabinet space by extending all your cabinets to fit in the in-built appliances. These are usually stacked one on top of the other (except for the fridge) and usually takes up a lot of the typical cabinet space that can be recovered by designing over-cabinets that reach all the way to the top of the ceiling.


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