Tall kitchen units are timeless and trendy: how you can integrate one into your kitchen design
To paraphrase an old saying – When space is at a premium, the only way to go is up!
Sky lines are getting busier with buildings that go further and further up towards the clouds. With square footage at a premium, not everyone can afford a lavish sprawling home with enough and more space to build spacious cabinets and storage units. Enter tall units. In a place like the kitchen where we have an infinite number of essentials (provisions, utensils, crockery, appliances) and many luxury items (gadgets, special occasion dinner sets, bottles of wine, perhaps?) to house, tall units are the boon that we can all live with.
To get an idea of how to integrate a gorgeous tall unit into your modular kitchen, we have put together this sleek and striking kitchen design that is created to inspire.
There’s no dispute that white and wood make a heavenly match. If you love the look and feel of wood but want to avoid the cost and hassle of maintaining it, faux wood is your affordable friend. The matt finish veneers of the overhead cabinets give all the warmth of wood while being highly practical in terms of maintenance and durability. Coupled with some trendy and really convenient mechanisms, they add to the charm of a modern and an efficient cooking space. Here, we have given one cabinet a bi-fold top lift and another a simple 90 degrees top-lift. Good news! There’s no more chance of hitting your head on an open cabinet door!
A combination of open and closed storage and frosted glass (on aluminium frames) and wood-look fronts gives the kitchen a trendy and modern vibe – exactly what you want if you have an open kitchen plan. The base cabinets are finished in matt white acrylic and hardware free drawers and cupboards are minimalist and suave. The stylish look is accentuated with a lacquered glass backsplash and gorgeous black granite countertop.
One really cool feature that you will surely fall in love with is an extendable drawer that gives you added counter space or can double over as a breakfast table for a quick bite. If you choose a stone textured laminate for this extension, you can even use it as a chopping board without having to worry about scratches. What’s there not to like?!
As more and more modern homes are going with the open kitchen design, what’s important to remember is that your kitchen is constantly on display. Kitchens are bleeding into dining, even living room space and so the storage units need to be functional as well as good-looking. Tall units fulfil both criteria with aplomb.
Most kitchen tall units extend from the floor to the ceiling or are at least eight feet high. They can be either integrated into the modular design or are free-standing pieces. Either way, tall units make the best use of space and so are great for both big and small size modular kitchens. Tall kitchen cabinets serve a highly functional purpose of accommodating all the cooking paraphernalia that builds up over the years. At the same time, with modern mechanisms, tall units ensure that everything we require on a daily basis is within easy reach and is conveniently accessible. Even electrical appliances can be housed within tall units, keeping the counter top clutter-free and clean.
The striking and elegant tall unit in this modern kitchen is completely finished in faux wood matt veneer. It offers ample storage space for crockery, cutlery and all your glassware. With fully customizable ledges and drawers and a mirror-finish back, the interiors of this cupboard are just as beautiful as the exterior. And the coolest feature of this unit are the pocket doors. Pocket doors, on opening, pivot and glide backwards out of view, into a lateral pocket. This not only provides easy access to the cabinet interiors, moves the doors out of the way when not in use and saves on oodles of space but can transform your storage unit into a crockery stand, buffet board or home bar, whatever you want, for parties and get-togethers. Pretty neat, right?!
Tall kitchen units these days are truly versatile – they can be used for a variety of purposes besides the original one of storage. They make the best use of space and at the same time, when designed well, add to the look and feel of your cooking space. Tall unit kitchen cabinets are timeless, trendy, aesthetically appealing and functional – what more could you ask for!