Friday, June 3, 2011

Kitchen Cabinets to the Ceiling

Darryl Carter - Elle Decor

 I'm loving upper kitchen cabinets taken all the way to the ceiling.

It appears to be popular!

 Christopher Peacock - Traditional Home

 Nate Berkus - Elle Decor

 Nancy Boszhardt - House Beautiful

 Kay Douglas - House Beautiful

Whether your ceilings are high or low or if you have a traditional or modern style, it is a great look and gets rid of that dust catcher shelf that people always feel like they have to decorate.

 Meg Braff - House Beautiful

Joe D'Usro - Elle Decor

Jay Jeffers - House Beautiful

This is a before photo of a kitchen remodel I've recently been working on.  10 ft. ceilings and a typical upper cabinet height.  It makes the space look very horizontal and monotonous.  Mostly, it brings the ceiling down.  The homeowner wanted a new white kitchen, but loves the bit of wall color above the cabinets and needed display space for ceramics.

Here's what I proposed.  Cabinets to the 10 ft. ceiling, with color inside and a painted sheetrock hood that would make a more dynamic color statement than a strip above the cabinets.  I think it adds height to the room and gives a strong focal point to the kitchen.  Can't wait to see the end result!

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