Traditionally, kitchens were made up of base cabinets and wall cabinets or freestanding pieces of furniture, usually with a separate walk-in pantry. In recent years however, design preferences have changed and evolved in kitchen design, and homeowners are now opting for floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets, maximising storage space.
The design process of your kitchen is so important, and it is vital to work with a kitchen designer who will listen to you and create a design that is perfect for you, your family and your lifestyle, and a space that includes all of your 'wants', 'needs', and 'must-haves'! (We always encourage you to create a list of these for your initial design consultation with us!)
If you are thinking of opting for floor-to-ceiling cabinets in your new kitchen, we have put together a few things to consider, as well as imagery and ideas from Burlanes kitchens with this design layout.
A wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinetry is ideal for your kitchen if you want to integrate your appliances such as your oven and your microwave. In our Wellsdown kitchen in Hythe, Kent, two ovens were integrated into the back wall of cabinetry, and there is actually a tall refrigerator and a super useful larder unit integrated too.
Maximise Storage Space
In smaller kitchens, it is absolutely vital to maximise and make the most of all available space. By incorporating a wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinetry you really will be making the most of all available storage space. Even in a small run of cabinetry such as our Wellsdown kitchen in Sevenoaks, there is space for a larder unit, bespoke pull-put corner storage solutions and a large refrigerator. If you wanted a more streamlined look, the refrigerator could be integrated also.
Incorporate Worktop Space
If you opt for an entire run of floor-to-ceiling cabinets, you are sacrificing a whole wall of worktop space, which is not ideal if you have limited space in your kitchen. The best way to overcome this is to incorporate additional worktop space in the form of a kitchen island. Not only will this provide lots of additional worktop and prep space, it also comes hand-in-hand with additional storage space too, and the potential for introducing a seating area in the form of a breakfast bar.
Creating symmetry in a kitchen is a desirable design aspect, but it can be a little tricky due to the size and layout of the room. Incorporating floor-to-ceiling cabinetry within your design is a great way of creating symmetry, as well as providing lots of additional storage space.
The simplest way to create symmetry is to design floor-to-ceiling cabinetry to surround an appliance, such as your oven or refrigerator, as long as there is room for base cabinets or a kitchen island elsewhere.
Our design team are specialists in kitchen design, and our bespoke service means that we design, handmake and install your kitchen to suit your needs and lifestyle perfectly. If you are looking for inspiration or advice on your kitchen project, pop into one of our showrooms for a chat with our design team, or call us to book an appointment or home visit.
We provide a bespoke service from the first meeting to the final handover of a project. By listening to our clients' needs and working with them closely every step of the way; the result is a living space that works for lifestyle and budget.
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