05:19PM | 10/16/06
Member Since: 10/15/06
2 lifetime posts
The builder that we were interviewing just told me that people do not put cabinets to the ceiling when the ceiling is 10'. he said leave 2 ft.

Well, what I wanted to do is have 42" cabinets but I wanted to put another lighted glass front cabinet on top of that to go to the ceiling (all the way around the kitchen) . The kitchen is small but pretty open. Is there any reason why cabinets should not go up to the top? I realize that I will need a ladder to get up there, but since we are downsizing so much I wanted that to be like a china closet above the cabinets. Help.... he is saying people just don't do that.


08:18AM | 10/17/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Just because "people" don't do this, does not mean that you shouldn't.

Who is paying for the bills?

I can't see a reason not to do this other than the cost and the need for a ladder.

But what other use is that space good for? I have removed wall paper and painted those spaces in several house that are 10-20 years old.

You would not believe the dirt and dust up there.

All that space is used for is for a few decorative items.

You have lighted cabinets that you can put in decorative items or your fancy plates.

Stop by some high end kitchen display rooms and talk to them about this.

I suspect that they would be happen to take your money.


05:56AM | 10/19/06
Member Since: 10/15/06
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Thanks you for your response, I have just ordered up a new builder. I just don't feel that I can take a chance with someone who doesn't want to do what I want in my new house. So.....I guess I am a person.


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