When choosing kitchen cabinets, it’s important to consider functionality, appearance, and space constraints. Double-stacked cabinets have seen a rise in popularity lately due to their striking design and the added space. They are available in a number of attractive design styles to suit any style. However, some considerations should be taken into account before choosing these cabinets for a home.
There needs to be at least a foot of space between the bottom set of cabinets and the ceiling to add an extra row. Houses with low ceilings may not have the extra room available for double-stacked cabinets. However, if the space is there, homeowners may find that this is the perfect way to utilize a neglected space. Glass-front cabinets can create a beautiful display area in the kitchen, for instance, and it can dramatically enhance the appeal of the lighting in the kitchen.
Everyone can use extra space in their kitchen cabinets, so the appeal of double-stacked cabinets is obvious. However, due to their high placement, it can be hard to reach objects stored here. Homeowners will likely have to climb to reach the upper row of cabinets, so double-stacked cabinets may not be the right choice for people with health concerns or disabilities, or cooks who need all of their utensils to be in easy reach. However, homeowners who have large collections of china, unusual gadgets that are rarely used, or serving dishes for special occasions might find that an extra row of kitchen cabinets is the perfect storage solution.
When discussing the budget for new kitchen cabinets, homeowners should keep in mind that an extra row of cabinets means extra cost for materials and installation. If, as mentioned above, the double-stacked cabinets will rarely be used, this cost may not be worth it. However, due to the added storage space and visual impact, this upgrade can be a cost-effective way to create a dramatic new look in the kitchen.
For more information about double-stacked kitchen cabinets, talk to the professionals at Fabrizio Kitchen and Bath. Call us at (978) 535-1900 or contact us through our website. You can also browse our site to view our gallery.