Noticed in some of our favorite kitchens of late: floor-to-ceiling cabinetry in lieu of wall-mounted, over-the-counter cabinetry (some with library ladders to access the upper reaches). It adds up to a cleaner look with multiple storage opportunities.
Above: In a house in LA’s Los Feliz, designer Tamar Barnoon reconfigured an outdated kitchen, adding a wall of cabinetry that conceals the fridge and other appliances (note the slots for cutting boards); see more at Kitchen of the Week: In Los Feliz, a Moody, Romantic Spanish Modern Update. Photograph by Laure Joliet. Above: A floor-to-ceiling armoire-like cabinet adds height and additional storage in a renovated kitchen in Oakland (see more at Kitchen of the Week: Aya Brackett’s Hippie House). Photograph by Aya Brackett. Above: In a project by Frame, a design-led property firm founded by architects Nick Mansour and Hugo Braddick, all kitchen storage is concealed in built-in floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. See more at A London New-Build Inspired by the Iconic Maison de Verre. Above: In an open-plan kitchen/dining space, Studio MacLean created a built-in cupboard for dishware storage; see Kitchen of the Week: A Simple System from Studio MacLean in London. Photography by Chris Tubbs, courtesy of Studio MacLean. Above: In a grand Parisian apartment, Camille Hermand Architectures modernized the kitchen with floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry. For more, see In Paris, a Grand Apartment Gets an Update for a Modern Family. Photography by Hervé Goluza, courtesy of Camille Hermand Architectures. Above: LA architects Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin renovated their kitchen in Silver Lake to include a wall of cabinets painted pale pink; see more at Kitchen of the Week: Two Young Architects Think Pink in LA. Photography by Lauren Moore, courtesy of Studio Ritz Rabin. Above: In a Brooklyn kitchen, Elizabeth Roberts added a wall of cabinetry accessed via a rolling ladder from Rolling Ladders. For more, go to Brooklyn Revival: A Bright and Open Family House. Photograph by Dustin Aksland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts. Above: In a traditionally detailed kitchen in Norfolk, Plain English added a wall of cabinets, with the upper cabinets accessed via a library ladder. See more at Kitchen of the Week: The Plain English Power in Numbers Kitchen. Photograph courtesy of Plain English. Above: In a Brooklyn kitchen, Elizabeth Roberts designed a capacious, freestanding cabinet to accommodate the fridge; see more at A Warm, Minimalist Duplex in Brooklyn by Architect Elizabeth Roberts. Photograph by Dustin Aksland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts.
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Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose kitchen cabinetry and hardware in our
Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Cabinets & Hardware.