If you are planning a kitchen-remodeling project, double stacked cabinets should be at the top of your “must-have” list. Keep reading for all of the details regarding why this cabinet style is a popular choice for homeowners.
Make the Most of Your Kitchen Space
I have enough kitchen storage…said no one – ever.
No matter how large or small your kitchen is, one of the main reasons for considering a remodel is to have more storage. And what better way to create additional storage space than to double stack the cabinets?
What Does Double Stacking Mean?
Many kitchens have an extra open space between the top of the upper row of cabinets and the ceiling. Sometimes the area—called a soffit—is open and a great place to store knick-knacks and collect dust and grease. Sometimes the soffit is closed and is simply “dead” or unused space.
Double stacking means putting another row of cabinets in that space, so the cabinets go all the way to the ceiling. It’s like suddenly finding multiple extra square feet of storage in your kitchen.
Storage Benefits of Double Stacking
Since these cabinets are often quite high up, they are an excellent place to store seasonal or items you rarely use. If you have an heirloom turkey platter from your grandmother that you treasure but only use on Thanksgiving, those upper cabinets would be the perfect place for it. Safe, secure, and out of the way until you need it.
Some people like to add glass doors on the double stacked cabinets to create a kind of display case. The glass doors allow you to show off special stemware or china pieces. Maybe you have a beautiful plate or design piece that you want to be safe and clean, but is too pretty to hide behind a solid cabinet door.
Adding glass doors also creates an illusion of openness despite the added storage space. You can also consider adding a colorful accent piece that draws the eye upward.
Most families use the kitchen more than any other room in the home, which is one reason good lighting is essential. As an added benefit, double stacked cabinets with glass doors can include lighting inside the cabinets. When you combine them with under-cabinet or workspace lighting, it gives the kitchen a warm, friendly glow.
At Cabinet Cottage, our design and installation experts can walk you through every aspect of your kitchen remodeling project. Connect with us online now or come into our Alpharetta showroom today to find out why you are going to love your new double stacked cabinets.