Maximize kitchen storage space with stacked cabinets

Abstrakt White kitchen with stacked cabinets

Stacked cabinets are a great way to take advantage of storage space in homes with high ceilings.

First check to see the available height.  For ceiling heights of at least 97″, use 30″ and 15″ Akurum wall cabinets.  If there’s at least 106″ available, then 39″ and 15″ will do nicely. Lots more cabinet space, not much more money.

Here’s a few stacked cabinet design options:

  • Horizontal Cabinets: with only one wide door, they’re great for contemporary designs and create a lineal look when placed above two door cabinets.  Remember that the door lifts up, so to close them you might need a step stool such as Bekvam.
  • Using Glass Doors:  They look like display niches along the top row – especially if Ikea Stockholm are used as in-cabinet lighting.  When combined with two solid doors on the top and a two door glass cabinet below they create a lovely four door effect.

Adel Birch Kitchen displaying two effects achievable by pairing Avsikt Glass Doors and Akurum Cabinets

Not enough ceiling height? Why not stack wall cabinets on top of the counter for increased storage space and a “built-in look”?. We don’t suggest doing this for the entire kitchen because valuable counter space will be lost, but design them in areas with a minimum width of 48″ Try these combinations:

  • Two rows of 30″ cabinets requires 96″ ceiling height
  • One row of 24″ and one row of 30″ requires 90″ ceiling height
  • One row of 17″ 3/4 and one row of 30″ requires 84″ ceiling height
  • One row of 15″ and one row of 30″ requires only 81″ ceiling height

Ramsjo Glass Door Cabinets stacked on the counter

About IKD

IKD began several years ago designing IKEA kitchens for IKEA authorized installation contractors. We've successfully completed thousands of IKEA kitchen designs for every possible range of size, shape, budget and style. We still continue to design for these IKEA contractors, but also serve those IKEA consumers that just want a design or will install themselves. Most often customers want a better quality design than what they can do with IKEA's Home Planner.
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