Nobody is a fan of wasted space, but there is so much wasted space in most of our kitchens. This is especially the case with the area above the cabinets. One solution is to refurbish and redesign the space. With a kitchen redesign project, the wasted space can be turned into a functional space.
However, many people don’t want to redesign or refurbish the space. The good news is there are other ways to make the most out of the gaps between the cabinets and the ceiling. Here are a few ways:
1. Serving Pieces
You can use tableware pieces that you don’t use that much and turn them into a display. Take a few pieces you don’t use and place them on top of the cabinets. Plus, you don’t want to keep such tableware hidden, and on the rare days you need them, you can easily access them and not dig through the cupboard to get at them.
2. An Art Gallery
If there is enough space and you have artwork you don’t really have a place for, then you’re in luck. Take a few pieces of artwork and place them on top of the cabinets. You’ll be surprised at how much of a focal point these pieces will become.
3. A Unique Collection
Do you have dye cast vehicles you’ve collected? Maybe you have jugs that are for ornamental purposes. If so, then use your kitchen to display your collection. By the way, doing this will protect them because they won’t be in harm’s way.
For Additional Storage
1. Boxes & Baskets
Boxes and baskets are great to get some additional storage above your cabinets. Doing this can totally redesign your kitchen. Not only that, but the stuff you barely use can be kept above the cabinets.
A lot of us have cookbooks we don’t really use anymore. There are two main things to do with a bunch of cookbooks, one being de-clutter and the other being display. With so much space between your ceilings and cabinets, why not put your cookbooks up there.
3. Additional Wine Storage
Let’s face it, there can never be enough space to store wine. Installing racks for your wine above the cabinets is a good idea. You’ll easily be able to store many bottles of wine up there. Plus, the wine bottles will give your kitchen a nice look.
Do Something A Bit Different
Whether real or fake, you can bring the top of your cabinets to life by putting plants up there. Plants are a nice touch to any room, and since the plants will be at the ideal height, they’ll receive plenty of sunlight. This means you don’t have to do much to maintain them. Even if you put fake plants up there, your kitchen will have a natural and fresh look to it.
This will take a bit of effort, but it is worth it. What you want to do is install some up-lighting, and feel free to experiment with various lighting systems and colours. There are a lot of different things you can do with the lighting.
3. Leave It Be
You don’t have to do anything until Xmas comes. When the holiday does come, then you can become festive. Install some lights, branches, Xmas decor and so on.
1. Install A Shelf
The perfect place for an additional shelf is the gap between the ceiling and your kitchen cabinets. This will give you more space to put items on, whether you use those items frequently or not.
2. Fill the Space
Maybe you don’t need additional storage. If so, then box the section off. Once boxed off, you can paint it the same colour as your surrounding walls.
3. Move the Cabinets Down
Moving the cabinets down is a major project, but it is worth taking on. It can completely transform your kitchen. However, if you’re thinking of doing this, then maybe consider a refit of the kitchen because moving your cabinets down will take a lot of work and the price to do it can quickly add up, but the choice is up to you.