Cabinetry solutions are usually classified into categories such as wall cabinets, tall cabinets and base cabinets. As you plan your remodel, use this overview to learn about wall cabinets and the kinds of things you can do with them in your home.
What are Wall Cabinets?
Wall-mounted cabinets are the workhorses of cabinetry, providing much needed storage space above base cabinets, making them ideal for accessing items that are needed while standing or moving about the room.
Types of Wall Cabinets Available
Although there are several types of wall cabinets available, here are a few varieties commonly used throughout the home.
Pull Down Spice Rack
A Pull Down Spice Rack makes it easy to get to what you need without rooting in the back of the cabinet for that one spice you can never find.
An Appliance Garage offers a stylish way to disguise countertop appliances when not in use.
Wall Easy-Access Storage Cabinets
Wall Easy-Access Storage Cabinets include three shelves, plus wire racks on the inside of the cabinet door, making them ideal for storing both large and small items.
Kitchen Wall Cabinet with Lazy Susan
Uses for Wall Cabinets
Wall cabinets have many uses beyond traditional kitchen food storage. Here are just some of the possibilities for using wall cabinets in your home.
Beauty in the Bath
Use bathroom wall cabinets directly above the sink and base cabinets to add attractive upper-level storage in a small space.
Create an entertainment center using wall cabinets made with features such as wine cubbies; glass insert doors for displaying glasses; or open shelving for books and games. Combine with base cabinets to showcase a fireplace or television.
Laundry Room Storage
Use wall cabinets above the washer and dryer to conceal soaps and supplies. Add wall cabinets with open shelves for folded items.
Home Office Storage
Use a combination of office wall cabinets with swing out doors, vertical lift doors and open shelving above a desk to make your home work space more efficient.
Kitchen Drop Zone
Add a Wall Message Center Cabinet at the end of a run to reduce everyday kitchen clutter. Just a few inches deep, the wall cabinet opens to reveal a dry erase message board, key hooks and space for school notes and the like.