Even in the biggest kitchens, that unused space above kitchen cabinets always feels like a waste. The great thing about a custom kitchen renovation is that you can finally put that dead area to good use. Here are three great ways to avoid that wasted space when designing your new kitchen. Fit Cabinets Up to the Ceiling The first and most obvious thing to do with that empty space is to fill it with cabinets.
When we started building a home together, my husband and I got a lot of furniture donations from friends and family. While this saved us a lot of cash, it did mean that we didn’t have a lot of say in the designs we ended up with; some of our larger pieces are a little old-fashioned and heavier than a lot of modern stuff you can buy in the shops now. While we like the eclectic look, it's still important for us to know how to keep this furniture clean and how to keep the flooring from getting damaged by these larger additions. After a bit of trial and error we found ways to prevent furniture and flooring from getting damaged.