By ggfp. Kitchen. At Monday, March 05th 2018, 07:13:04 AM.
Put a pantry in the corner between your tall cabinets. It doesn't have to be very big (4' x 4') and being in the corner will utilize all the corner \"dead\" space. The pantry would have a 2' opening at 45 degrees to the adjoining cabinets. The pantry walls could be 2x4 framed with drywall or 3/4\" MDF, but the wall shouldn't be taller than the height of the tall cabinets. This allows for crown molding (if you use it) to also be used on the pantry. Have the pantry open at the top, especially if there is a skylight above, to allow daylight into the pantry. Have shelves from the floor to top of wall. Put a \"cabinet door\" (same as the rest of your tall cabinets) on the pantry entrance, not a frame door like you'd use in the bedroom. By having a cabinet door the pantry, and the pantry walls at the same height as the cabinets, the pantry looks like a cabinet rather than a drywall opening.
Keep your ceilings tall by putting in scissors trusses. You can make your walls 8 foot tall, but by adding the scissors truss (peak at 13 to 14 feet) will give you lots of visual space and a less confined feeling. And get a skylight in the kitchen. The opening for a skylight can be much bigger than the skylight itself. Get the opening from the peak of the ceiling to the edge of the wall, and locate the skylight near a perpendicular wall so it will disperse the light throughout the kitchen. Put some \"niches\" in your tall walls above the 8' line for greenery, or statues. Put \"puck\" lights in these niches for accent lighting.
Kitchen Work Tops will also be an essential part of your kitchen. Counter tops ought to be selected for sturdiness in addition to a stylish looks. Granite counter tops would be the hottest option these days. You might also select from designed stone, acrylic counter tops, tile, laminated wooden countertops and stainless steel. The color of your kitchen counter tops should compliment your cabinetry, backslash and tiles. In case your kitchen area is really a big space but doesn't have lots of counter area you may want to think about including an island for extra area. Not just does an island provides counter area but additionally space for storing your utensils / appliances.