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« on: February 06, 2011 07:30:08 AM »




new natural oak kitchen cabinets
white ceiling and bright yellow walls
boring kitchen soffit 9' long by 3' tall
(only one section is shown in the photo)

It would be nice to use a little bit for storage.

I thought about floating shelves above the cabinets.

kitchen related storage items, like picnic baskets.

Wish I had something tall, like an old butter churn and some vintage appliances.

Bring on your ideas and photos.



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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 08:46:20 AM »

I have 10" ceilings in my kitchen, meaning there's 2" of space above my cabinets. I have antique stuff up there from our parents and grandparents, along with all my bread baskets and serving pieces. And some family paintings, leaned up against the wall.

My only advice is that if you hate dusting as much as I do, think about what you put up there. I've sealed the glassware (trifle bowls and such) with saran plastic pulled really tight, but everything has to be either run through the dishwasher or hand-washed or dusted every couple of weeks. GRrrrrr.

If I had it to do over (I designed the custom cabinetry... Undecided) I'd build those suckers to the ceiling and get a library ladder to get into 'em! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011 09:51:06 AM »

Baskets are good, just be careful home much weight you put on the tops of the cabinets... The shelves inside are designed for bearing weight... not necessarily the tops.  On some models there is hardly any support.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 02:36:28 PM »

I would paint an really eyecatching design up there or store a weird collection.  My parents have nothing up in this space of their house and I want to put my dad's train collection up there, since it is just in storage.  If he added a shelf and placed the train village near the edge, I think it would be fun.  The way their kitchen is set up, the train could even run.
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desrika
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011 01:19:28 PM »

You would have loved my old kitchen.  I had all kinds of goodies up on mine.  I have a country kitchen & I put baskets tins etc on my wall/shelves.  I'll have to take pix of my current one to show you.
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