Monday, November 30, 2009

Upper Cabinets in Kitchen Design

Last week I began discussions on our kitchen renovation. As mentioned we’re going with a white on white palette and have selected the cabinets, countertops and tile for the backsplash. One of the “discussions” my husband and I are having is whether or not to install upper cabinets along the wall with the windows.

Older kitchens generally have long stretches of boxy wall cabinets. This can give the kitchen a closed in feel and contribute to the space looking cramped and dark. By utilizing a wall of tile and some open shelves you maintain a look of open space and provide a canvas for displaying your beautiful dishware.

Our kitchen is going to be configured in a galley style and is only 9 feet in width. By utilizing open shelves along the wall with the windows will make the space look light and airy. Due to the number of drawers and lower cabinets, having no uppers will not affect the amount of storage available. Additionally, all of our everyday dishware will be within reach and easily accessible.

Take a look at some great kitchens designed without upper cabinets. What do you think?

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