Using Tall Kitchen Cabinets to Maximise Storage Space
If space is at a premium in your kitchen, you may need to think vertically. Tall kitchen cabinets and full-height kitchen cabinets can unlock a lot of extra space that would otherwise be unused, making your kitchen more efficient and helping prevent clutter.
In a smaller kitchen, it is important not to waste cupboard real estate – ensuring you have plenty of shelves, drawers and spice racks will help to make the most of the limited space. This tall kitchen cabinet has spice racks and storage areas incorporated into the doors to make the most of the available room, and the shelves are designed to accommodate as much as possible.
Our Blum Space Tower provides the ultimate space-saving kitchen solution, with an impressive number of shelves providing ample room for a multitude of dry goods. Items that are not used often can be stored on the higher shelves, leaving the lower drawers free for the more important, day-to-day foodstuffs.
If possible, full-height wall cabinets should not be placed in a corner, especially above a worktop or sink. You will find that placing a full-height cabinet there will hinder how useful it is, as reaching the top shelves will be incredibly difficult due to the worktop being in the way. Generally, a worktop immediately below the cabinet, like the one pictured, will not impede access to the cupboard too much.
Another possibility is to create a double-stacked look with one cupboard above another. While we currently cannot create bespoke cabinets to fit your measurements, an experienced carpenter or kitchen-fitter should be able to fit one of our units on top of another if you have sufficient space. Double-stacked cupboards can look fantastic and make a kitchen seem taller, and are useful for storing items that are seasonal or are not used often. Alternatively, order glass fronts to display some of your treasures on the top shelf, or light the cupboards up to highlight items or complement your lighting.
Unless you are particularly tall, accessing the highest cupboard space can be a challenge, and potentially dangerous if you stretch too far or lose balance. Fold-away steps start from just £4, but this beech version with anti-slip dots adds a dash of style as well as practicality. It is robust, easily storable and available from Coopers of Stortford. Alternatively, this opulent three-step oak folding ladder makes for a practical yet characterful way of accessing your top shelves. Order online from Hedgehog.
Tall and full-height cabinets can be a great way to maximise storage space in any kitchen, but works particularly well in smaller homes where space is limited. You may also be interested in our blog on storage tips for pantry cabinets.