How Tall Should Your Cabinets Be?

How Tall Should Your Cabinets Be?

Posted by Tony Thomas on January 11, 2022

When you are remodeling your kitchen, you have a lot of important decisions to make. Not only do you need to select the type and finish of your cabinetry but you need to determine how tall you want your cabinets to be. In some cases, you are limited by factors like the ceiling or other architectural details. But, whether you are choosing completely custom cabinetry or stock/semi-custom cabinets, there are different heights to choose from. Tall kitchen cabinets can make a bold statement but beautifully, high-quality cabinets of any size look great in a well-designed kitchen. So, how do you decide how tall your cabinets should be for your house? Below, we have outlined some helpful tips when selecting cabinet height.

How Tall Should Your Cabinets Be?

  • If your ceilings are not very tall, it is often best to take your cabinet height all the way to the ceiling. This will help draw the eye upwards, make the room feel bigger, and maximize storage.
  • When you are not limited by ceiling height or architectural features, the next thing to consider is just how tall your ceiling height is. If you have high ceilings, short cabinets may look dwarfed in the space so opting for taller cabinets will help fill and fit the space much better.
  • Kitchen functionality is also an important factor in the decision of your kitchen cabinetry height. If you or your family are short and you do not want to have to constantly climb to reach things on high shelves, very tall or floor-to-ceiling cabinets may not be ideal. However, if you desire tall cabinets and have a lot to store that you do not use frequently, you can always choose to store those things on the higher shelves.