If you are willing to build to the ceiling, tall kitchen cabinets are space savers. A tall kitchen cabinet can also make an attractive addition to your décor.
Styles of Kitchen Cabinets
Materials used to create kitchen cupboards are the same regardless of their width or height. These include:
Your choice of material will have the biggest impact on price. Expect to pay anything from $150 to more than $600 for a tall kitchen cabinet if it is new. Used kitchen cabinets could save you a substantial amount of money.
Where to Find a Tall Kitchen Cabinet
Tall and extra tall kitchen cabinets are sold at outlets, furniture stores, and also home design centers. It is typical to buy one that is flat packed and ready to take home. These are often the lighter, less expensive models, not the heavy hardwood items. On the other hand, if you are looking for used kitchen cabinets, they usually come already built. With a good-sized truck, they are easy to transport home.
Another place to locate your tall kitchen cabinet is from a custom designer or carpenter. No matter what materials are being used, you can expect to add considerably to the overall price. The benefit of ordering a bespoke tall kitchen cabinet is that you get exactly what you want: the perfect width, height, depth, and orientation.
Hardwood is more hardwearing than vinyl. If you want to change the knobs over or sand and re-stain the exterior,
hardwood will stand up to these adjustments much better than flimsy faux wood.
Finally, if you happen to have an extra tall kitchen, then you can order extra tall kitchen cabinets to the exact height of your ceiling.
Many tall kitchen cabinets are used as pantry cupboards. They store dry goods such as rice, cereals, and pasta. They are frequently narrow,
and some are made with just one door which can be built to open from
the right or the left. Designs also feature one tall door at the front with
a shorter one at the top. There could be shelves as well as wire baskets
and/or drawers. Usually, there is a mixture of stationary and adjustable shelves.
Pros and Cons of Tall and Extra Tall Kitchen Cabinets
One of the main disadvantages of tall kitchen cabinets is that transporting them is difficult. This is especially true of used kitchen cabinets. These are particularly tricky because they are already assembled. The average car does not have room for this item, and even a truck bed might be too short. Protecting used kitchen cabinets on the ride home takes some planning. On the other hand, if your product is flat packed, there are still going to be height issues, though a flat item is less awkward to carry than tall, used kitchen cabinets.
A big advantage is that, with a slim-fitting tall kitchen cabinet, you get more storage space. At the same time, you utilize very little floor space. Just keep a step ladder handy.