• Decorating Above Your Kitchen Cabinets

    Decorating Above Your Kitchen Cabinets

    Decorating Above Your Kitchen Cabinets

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    March 28, 2017

    Do you have that awkward space between the top of your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling?

    Some people consider it the ultimate dust collector.  But it doesn’t have to be; you have options.

    Here are some fun ways to go from an “awkward” to an “awesome” space between your cabinets and ceiling…

    Display Baskets

    You can add your basket collection to give your kitchen a very country/rustic/shabby chic look.

    Store Cookbooks

    Incorporate all your cookbooks right into your decor.

    Display Art

    Feel free to add statues, pictures, and other items that compliment your artistic taste.

    Store Wine 

    The tops of the cabinets are a great “out-of-the-way” area to store wine.  The bottles also add to the romance and decor of the kitchen’s cooking/eating area.

    Add a Shelf

    You can use lumber or even do something extra creative like stacking small wine racks.

    Fill the Space In

    You may opt to drywall off the area.

    Move Cabinets Up to the Ceiling

    Some people have customized smaller cabinets made to fill the gap or go through the work to move their cabinets higher. Moving cabinets higher can create issues below the cabinets as there will now be extra space in that area.

    Layer Silver and Ceramics

    You can really add to the look of your kitchen by displaying a fine tabletop collection.


    Nothing evokes and encourages feelings of romance like mood lighting.  There are several options including small white lights or even twinkling bulbs.

    Paint the Area

    The key is to choose a color that pops against the color of the cabinetry, the ceiling, and the backsplash, for maximum impact.

    Mix it Up

    Place light up letters, glass bottles, and other knickknacks together for a fun and whimsical feeling.

    Go with Garland

    Garland will give your kitchen a very rustic or even holiday feeling.

    Place Lush Plants

    You can go real or faux depending on your taste and the space.  Plants add life to the kitchen.

    Wrap the Area with a Curtain

    With the right rod and curtain combination you can create an area that looks great and provides an unseen storage area behind.

    Add the Day’s Menu

    Add a chalkboard menu to add a restaurant feeling to the kitchen.  Each day you can proudly display what’s being served. Your family and guests will love this classy touch!

    Display a Message

    Electric or fabric-topped letters are a great place to start.  Create your own personalized message.  There are many options or you can opt for more kitchen-type messages like “eat” or “enjoy.”

    Feel free to stop into Builder Supply Outlet or the Edge Showroom with any home improvement questions you may have regarding kitchens, tile, backsplash, windows, kitchen cabinets, remodeling, construction, contractors, designing/installing a new kitchen or bathroom — or anything else.  We can help you through the entire design and installation process from A-Z.  Or call us anytime in Broadview, IL at 1-708-343-3900. You can also make an appointment to meet with one of our Edge Kitchen and Bathroom designers at no charge by clicking here.