Kitchen Overhead Cabinets
Standard kitchen fare -- dishes, cups, saucers, pots, pans -- won't typically come close to overloading overhead cabinets. The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, in cooperation with the American National Standards Institute, has set voluntary weight-limit standards for cabinets. The stamp of approval is awarded to cabinets when they show no sign of visible failure at 600 pounds.
Meaning you will have something like a 36-inch wall cabinet with a 12 to 18 inches of high smaller cabinet on top of it. The cabinetry does not go to the ceiling and there is a large open area between the top of the cabinetry and the ceiling. It is not uncommon to see people decorate this open area with knick-knacks or plants.
Cabinets that work (and look) smart. Kitchen cabinets that suit you and how you use your kitchen will save time and effort every time you cook (or empty the dishwasher). We have a huge selection of cabinets, including models designed to hold appliances, so you can create your ideal layout.
Cabinets are not typically free-hanging or suspended from the ceiling. However, there are kitchen designs that call for cabinets to hang over a center island or a peninsula. You can do this with additional support in the ceiling's frame and to the top of each cabinet.
This kitchen originally had upper cabinets, but Wilson Kelsey Design felt they were ruining the French Provincial look the client desired — and making the kitchen appear to work too hard. Post-renovation, the space has a romantic, French feel but incorporates plenty of modern technology, all well hidden from view.
If you've got a gap between your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling, you've likely spent time literally cursing your architect. But good news: There are plenty of ways to make this space totally