Space Above Cabinets
Daphne M
November 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are a few weeks away from closing on our new house and are trying to figure out what to do to decorate between the top of the kitchen cabinets and the ceiling. Any ideas are appreciated. I do not like fake plants though, so we will avoid those. We prefer very clean, modern designs.
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Judiwithani
You like a clean look, would leave it as is. Personally, I think some under counter lighting and subtle lights above would help. Beautiful kitchen and large, but not getting a lot of natural light with the one window, just a thought.
November 23, 2013 at 2:11pm     
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Michael Lee, Inc
Don't put anything on top of your cabinetry! Use lighting above the under the upper cabinets to brighten up the room and give drama in the room. looks clean and I would keep it looking like that
November 23, 2013 at 2:14pm     
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cecnolan
I think it may look nice to have some modern, clean, white pottery (similar to your pendant lights) on top of the cabinets. Simple, not distracting but brightens the space.
November 23, 2013 at 2:17pm   
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armipeg
Leave it as is. Like the light ideas of Judiwithani and Michael Lee, Inc.
November 24, 2013 at 9:10pm     
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Hammonds Paints Ballarat
The moment you put something on top of those high cabinets, it will just collect dust and need to be cleaned often because it will get filthy. Im in agreeance with Judiwithani and Michael Lee Inc. Clean is so much better than clutered.

Plus you have to think practical as well. Less to clean means less time cleaning!
November 24, 2013 at 9:35pm     
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The Wiese Company
Leave it open :) Gives it a nice, clean & modern look!
November 25, 2013 at 5:30am     
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tennisanyone
Put nothing on top if you like clean and modern.
November 25, 2013 at 5:45am     
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PirateFoxy
If you absolutely MUST put something up there (which I kind of agree just means more work cleaning and dusting) then if you like art glass it could be a nice display area if you add some lighting to make the glass glow.

Don't think it's particularly necessary, though - I think right now it just looks a bit like an empty space waiting for something to fill it because there's nothing lower to catch your attention like furniture or any color on the counter tops (things you might normally have out in a kitchen - small appliances, bowl of fruit, those kinds of things.)
November 25, 2013 at 9:04am   
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Luciana
I have a red cow on top of mine...
November 25, 2013 at 9:14am     
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In Style Modern
What luciana did with hers is a good idea. There's something that serves as an interest piece but it's still minimalist. Nice job! Also your kitchen is beautiful :)
December 1, 2013 at 7:57pm     
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hayleydaniels
Do you want to put something up there? If so, you might use it to display things you collect. I put my can collection up there to add warmth and funkiness to the room. I will warm you that if you don't get up there every month and dust, you're going to end up with a layer of grime that's tough to remove.
December 1, 2013 at 8:08pm   
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PirateFoxy
@haleydaniels - Once on moving into a house (rental) I found a tray of what had once been fresh snap peas up there on top of the cabinets. The mind boggles.

@Luciana - I love that. It's totally in keeping with the space, but also interesting and fun when you spot it. :)
December 1, 2013 at 8:41pm     
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sieglerdesign
Light....I'd have light up there....I have about 3 ideas I'd work through if my kitchen. Might introduce a modern art element too but, depends how lighting works out. Will post if my concept has legs.
December 1, 2013 at 8:49pm   
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