Here are seven ideas for what to do with that awkward gap.
- Put some baskets up there and stash your stuff in them.
- Use the space to store cookbooks.
- Add a little art.
- Squeeze in some extra wine storage.
- Add an extra shelf above the cabinets.
- Fill the space in.
Do you have to decorate above kitchen cabinets?
As a general rule, if you have under 2′ of space above kitchen cabinetry, very tall armoires or built-ins, don’t decorate the space. All too often, doing so dates you to the 1990’s and the area does nothing but catch dust.
Should kitchen cabinets go all the way to the ceiling?
The height of the ceiling in your kitchen is probably the most straightforward indicator of how tall your kitchen cabinets should be. The cabinetry including trim does not go to the ceiling. Typically the wall cabinets and trim will be just below the ceiling.
What is the space above kitchen cabinets called?
A kitchen soffit is usually a boxy structure built to hide wiring, pipes, or other mechanicals, or to fill the space between the top of your cabinets and the ceiling. Depending on the age of your home they may be very large and perhaps even extend out past the cabinets.
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