The ability to create the illusion of space, movement and height in a kitchen design while maintaining visual appeal can be a challenge. Designers run into many site-specific limitations like the height and angle of the ceiling. Fortunately with the many cabinet options on the market today, maximizing your space doesn’t have to be an insurmountable feat.
Bridge Cabinets, while not as tall as standard options, frequently span an open space between full-size cabinets and can provide more light along with an attractive focal point. Consider flip up doors for a more modern feel.
Another option to consider is adding Double Stacked Cabinetry. Adding a row of cabinets that span from the top of the hanging uppers to the ceiling helps to form a cohesive and finished look, while providing an illusion of height. Not only is this finished look aesthetically pleasing, it’s a great way to add extra storage too. Adding glass panels and lighting to the top stack creates a beautiful setting to feature artistic or decorative pieces.
Glass-Front Upper Cabinetry lightens up a kitchen, giving the eye a break from wall-to-wall cabinetry and creating a display case to feature collectibles, glassware, or pretty dishes.
Mix-Matched Cabinetry, featuring multiple finishes is in vogue and brings warmth and dimension to a space. Try paring a dark java stained maple cabinet on the island with fresh white maple painted upper. Beautiful!