Painted Maple tall and wall cabinets in an elegant kitchen

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Tall Cabinets

Cabinetry's "High Achievers"

Cabinets are classified into categories such as tall cabinets (sometimes called pantry cabinets), wall cabinets and base cabinets. As you look at different cabinetry solutions, you may wonder what the difference is between one cabinet and another. In this overview, you’ll learn about the types of tall cabinets available and how you can use them.

What are Tall Cabinets?

Tall cabinets top many other cabinet types in terms of both height and storage capacity, making them the true "high achievers" of cabinetry. They are available in sizes up to 96 inches in height.

Tall cabinets are often used for pantry and utility storage, with the ability to accommodate large or unwieldy items, from bulk food supplies, to mops and brooms, to kids' jackets and boots.

Types of Tall Cabinets Available

Although there are several types of tall cabinets available, here are a few varieties commonly used throughout the home.

Utility Tall Cabinets

Utility Drop Zone Cabinet with door open to show whiteboard and interior storage

Utility tall cabinets vary in design, but can include shelves, hooks or even drawers to hold smaller items in a kitchen, bath, laundry or mudroom. Some specific types available include the Utility Drop Zone Cabinet (shown), Utility Organizer Cabinet, and Utility Easy Access Cabinet.

Oven and Microwave Cabinets

Oven and microwave tall cabinet in a painted gray kitchen

Oven cabinets are available in different configurations and various sizes to accommodate single or double ovens, as well as oven-microwave combinations (like this Oven and Microwave Cabinet) and warming drawers.

Tall Pantry Pullout

Tall Pantry Pullout Cabinet pulled opened to show storage capabilities

Tall Pantry Pullout Cabinets keep cooking essentials at your fingertips, thanks to narrow shelves with racks on each side.

Pantry SuperCabinet

Tall Pantry Super Cabinet with doors open to show interior storage

The Pantry SuperCabinet is the ultimate in pantry organization and storage, keeping must-have items easily accessible.

Uses for Tall Cabinets

Tall cabinets create new possibilities with uses that extend past the kitchen and into other rooms throughout the home. Here are a few ways to use tall cabinets.

Minimize Mudroom Messiness

Entry way cabinets in an off white cabinet paint

Help the entire family stay neat and organized with a tall cabinet entry ensemble in your mudroom. It can include space for hats, coats and bags in the middle, deep drawers for mittens and scarves, plus room for shoes below.

Majestic Cabinet Looks

Stacked crown moulding on top of cabinets

Add to the sweeping height of tall cabinets by incorporating crown moulding that draws eyes upward to linger on a floor-to-ceiling expanse of gorgeous wood. Use anywhere from the kitchen to the family room to create the feel of a higher ceiling.

Love Your Laundry

White laundry room cabinets

Make the laundry room a pleasant and convenient place to be. Use tall cabinets to frame your washer and dryer for a luxurious look. Add a utility tall cabinet for the ironing board, detergents, cleaners and soaps. Use complementary base cabinets to create a folding area, and add a hanging rack beneath wall cabinets for freshly pressed items.