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How Do I Choose the Best Tall Kitchen Cabinets?

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  • Written By: Sheri Cyprus
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  • Last Modified Date: 15 April 2014
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Choosing the best tall kitchen cabinets involves thinking about the style, the storage and your budget. A tall kitchen cabinet design is available in inexpensive laminates or expensive fine woods. As with regular sized kitchen cupboards, pre-built modular ones are less costly than custom built cabinets. The colors available in tall kitchen cabinets are comparable with other sizes of kitchen cupboards, although the door styles tend to be plainer. The closer you fit a tall cabinet look in with the overall style of your kitchen, the more cohesive the room's appearance will look.

The most basic type of tall kitchen cabinet is a closed door pantry unit with two panel doors and shelves inside. These are often made of pressed wood products and are quite inexpensive. If your other cabinets are made of quality wood, however, this kind of tall cabinet will stand out and look too cheap.

Remember that tall kitchen cabinets with smooth doors will tend to look out of place if the rest of the room has a detailed or textured cupboard door style. An unfinished tall kitchen cabinet design allows you to finish it so it can blend in well with your other cabinets. This can be a good way to bring extra storage into your kitchen while keeping the look pulled together.

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Some tall kitchen cabinets have two doors on top and additional cupboard doors below. You can also find tall kitchen cabinet designs with glass doors on the top. These cabinets can look both elegant and airy at the same time. Plus, glass cabinets allow you to display attractive dishware or other kitchen items. If your kitchen is on the small side, glass cupboard doors in tall cabinets can help open up space that would otherwise be covered with wood.

Another consideration to make when choosing the best tall kitchen cabinets is the inside storage. Look at the number of shelves as well as the height between each shelf. This way, you'll be able to decide if it will hold the items you need. Adding racks or pull-out drawers is likely to make finding kitchen items easier. If you think about which items you want to store in the tall cabinet, it may make your decision easier.

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