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What to Know About Stacked Cabinets

Stacked cabinets have become a favored choice among homeowners looking to enhance their kitchen's storage capacity. This design takes cabinets to the ceiling, eliminating unused overhead space and preventing dust accumulation. Beyond their practicality, stacked cabinets also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. They offer a wide range of design choices, encompassing classic and contemporary styles, allowing you to infuse your kitchen with a new vibe while tailoring the color and style to fit your preferences.

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Benefits of Stacked Cabinets

Simply put, the main advantage of stacked cabinets is the increased storage space they provide. Traditional cabinet designs waste space above them, whereas stacked designs use that space for additional concealed shelving. Though some homeowners need a stool to reach higher cabinets, thoughtful design options, such as a sliding ladder, help mitigate these climbing concerns.

Stacked cabinets may be a modern trend, but that doesn't mean they're only for modern kitchens. Thanks to easy customization, you can choose the style and color for your space, including classic doors with recessed elements or contemporary looks featuring completely smooth surfaces. You can also create a display space by adding glass to some cabinet fronts, creating a protected area to showcase home decor.

Design Considerations

Stacked cabinets work well in numerous spaces, but taking some design considerations in mind keeps your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room both fashionable and functional. For instance, consider the height and how well you and others in your home can access each cabinet and shelf. Sliding library-style ladders offer fuss-free accessibility but may not be a good option for those with mobility issues.

Likewise, ponder proportions and sizing so the stacked cabinets you select don't overwhelm or underwhelm your overall room design. You want to balance the sizing of the rest of the area to maintain a sense of complementary continuity. Lighting also matters since many countertops rely on extra under-cabinet lighting to make them functional workspaces. You may also need lighting inside stacked cabinets to properly see the contents.

Clear-cut placement for appliances with proper ventilation also matters when installing stacked cabinets. In fact, you may need professional help when creating your design for ventilation reasons alone. Quality craftsmanship you can rely upon from Cabinet Coatings of America helps prevent heat and moisture issues around stacked cabinets near faucets, sinks, and stoves as part of our commitment to outstanding service.

Installation Tips

Due to the complexity of stacked cabinet installation, it almost always makes more sense to call a professional. This is because stacked cabinets must fit precisely in your space, so accurate measurements are a must. Upper cabinets typically also require extra support to bear the extra weight. Also, each cabinet and shelf must align exactly for even placement that keeps your contents level during storage.

Customization Options

Personalize your stacked cabinets with a vast array of materials, finishes, and color choices. For example, wood materials offer long-term endurance in traditional finishes that complement classic kitchens. On the flip side, materials like MDF and plywood allow easy painting to match your room palette, but they're typically not as durable as wood.

Fortunately, tough finishes like those offered by Cabinet Coatings of America let you better customize stacked cabinets for improved continuity in your space. Whether we build custom cabinets for your home or reface or refinish your existing units, we keep in mind the overarching design theme of your space and work to create a harmonious space.

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Chuck Derouen

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