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Larabeth

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Kitchen Cabinets
« on: February 21, 2016, 07:45:25 PM »
Posting mostly to get an idea for future plans...
 
I've wondered about these cabinets.  Is there a way to elongate them to the ceiling without causing issues?  Or would refacing with glass be a better option?

I've done some basic DIY research on this and I'm not going to be makig a move one way or the other for awhile, but I was hoping for Mustachian ideas!!!

Thanks! =)

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Re: Kitchen Cabinets
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 08:03:06 PM »
Stuff cats in there.

Cats are free, and there's always more where they came from.

Larabeth

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Re: Kitchen Cabinets
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 08:20:27 PM »
Stuff cats in there.

Cats are free, and there's always more where they came from.

Cats are nice, but I hate litterboxes.

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Re: Kitchen Cabinets
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 06:36:53 AM »
Cabinets looks really good. I think the only way to get higher cabinets is to replace them.

Why don't you put some lights up there (someone on this forum suggested this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HSF64JG) ).

Along with the lights, add some interesting items (bottles, statues etc) which will convert the space.


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Re: Kitchen Cabinets
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 08:56:10 AM »
You could make extended frames that attach on top of the existing cabinetry. I think a pocket hole jig like the Kreg would work great. Look to Ana White's blog for lots and lots of plans that show how to use the kreg tool. The manufacturer videos are pretty good too.

Then, you could order or make new doors that are sized for the full height. Alternatively, you could make or order doors sized just for the top cubby as an addition.

Finish off by adding a panel on the exposed side. You will also want to put a sheet of masonite/hardboard on the current cabinet tops, to keep items from getting trapped.

Buy a ladder, you will need it to get anything down!

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Re: Kitchen Cabinets
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 09:01:24 AM »
I have seen kitchens that have smaller cabinets that fit in that space. You would have to remove the crown molding to install them if you have enough room depending on ceiling heights and cabinet heights. I personally think it makes the room look worse. It is better to go with new cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling in the first place. My current kitchen has boxed that area in with bulkheads which I think also looks worse than just having the space like what you have.

The Mustachian way of enclosing them if you have your heart set on it is to buy some cabinet plywood and build your own cabinets to fit that space. A good skillsaw and cordless drill are about all you need. Build the boxes and then buy doors for whatever style you desire.

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Re: Kitchen Cabinets
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 09:47:56 AM »
I plan on elongating mine i think in the future (maybe...havent quite decided yet)
but from what i have seen, you basically remove the crown molding, add panels to fill the gap space between cabinets and ceiling, then put the crown molding back on between the new panels and ceiling.