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April 20, 2012
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Jeff Kern
There are several answers to this question, so I'll try to address each one:
1) They are a pre-manufactured cabinet, and the cabinet shop wants to keep their box sizes in specific increments, and this was the tallest they could go and still make the crown work.
2) They are trying to give the room a larger fell: by leaving the cabinets down from the ceiling, they can light up the space above the cabinets and eliminate the "dark feel" above these uppers. (Not in this photo though)
3) The cost of having a custom cabinet built to reach the ceiling, out-weighed the extra storage they would have gained by going to the ceiling. A lot of times when you go to a full-height upper cabinet that reaches the ceiling, typically for a 9' ceiling, the doors have to be split so that you don't create a tall door that is going to warp. This doubles the amount of doors you have to produce for the upper cabinets, and adds $$$.
4) Most likely it is this: a design feature, either because they wanted to have the “larger” crown wrapping the room and didn't want to have it wrap onto the cabinets; or didn't want to create a transition nightmare for the installer trying to cope a small crown into a larger one.
Hopefully those make sense. And there are probably other reasons that I haven't mentioned that played into this design.
    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 11:41AM
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Kelly Scottisheart
Yes, I can understand the reasoning, but it's still such a hassle to clean ;p In older homes there is usually a bulkhead above the cabinets, so the additional/longer doors aren't needed. Thanks for your quick comment :)
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