Having a high ceiling in your kitchen definitely comes with some advantages. A high ceiling can make a room look more spacious. It also creates more vertical space that you can use for storage and the like. However, remodeling a kitchen with a high ceiling does come with some challenges. Adhere to the tips above to make the most of your space.
Use drop-down shelves in high cabinets.
Putting cabinets all the way up to the ceiling is a great way to make the most of your tall walls. However, you will want to include drop-down shelves in those tall cabinets. These shelves swing out and down, which allows you to see the items right in front of you. Depending on your height and the height of your ceilings, you may want drop-down hardware on every shelf in your top cabinets, or just on the highest of shelves. This setup will save you from having to stand on a stool every time you need something in a top cabinet.
Hang a chandelier or pendant lights.
One issue with a tall ceiling is that the lights are so high up that they don't cast the light down into your space adequately. You can thwart this issue by choosing a light fixture that hangs further down into the kitchen. A classic chandelier can be nice if you're going for a more traditional look. For a more modern kitchen, a series of simple pendant lights may work well.
Use lighter colors.
When a kitchen is really tall, a dark color scheme can make the space feel too close and confined. A lighter color, on the other hand, can make the space look more airy and open. Some good colors to consider for a kitchen with a high ceiling include white, cream, pale yellow, and light blue.
Include some high-up shelves.
Do you have items in your kitchen that are more like decor? Maybe you have some mugs that you like to look at but barely use. Include some high-up shelves on your walls, and use them to store these items. This will create visual interest higher up in your room, and it will also free up more space in your cabinets.
With these tips, you can create a lovely kitchen with a tall ceiling. Talk to your kitchen remodeling contractor to learn more about these tips, and to discover other kitchen design ideas.
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