Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.Traditional Basement, DC Metro
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Option 3: Repurpose Your CabinetsIf you have a large kitchen with a lot of cabinets, you may be able to find a useful spot for them elsewhere in your home. Consider the following ways to use your old cabinets to augment your storage capacity. And enjoy saving money since — thanks to your clever reusing — you won’t have to purchase storage bins.1. Create basement storage. Installing some of your leftover kitchen cabinetry in your basement is a great way to add extra storage. Consider painting them or adding trim to make them look built-in.
Paint cabinet doors the same color as your walls. Your cabinets will disappear into your walls if both are the same color. That means your eyes need to process less as they roam around. (Note: The cabinets and walls don't need to be white, just the same color.)
Originally, there were five different ceiling heights down here. Now they are 7-feet, 1-inch high, except the lower portions covering the ductwork, which are about 6 feet, 8 inches high. The white paint and recessed lighting make them feel higher.
There's always the ubiquitous water meter, electrical panel, etc. So integrate built-ins with these requirements to get a custom, seamless look.