How to Utilize the Space Above Kitchen Cabinets

Many kitchens have a good amount of space above the kitchen cabinets that doesn’t get much use. This often-overlooked area of your home can be a great way to squeeze in more storage space or use to brighten up your kitchen décor. Here are some ideas on how to get the most out of this unused space.

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Display Plates or Coasters

Often the space above kitchen cabinets is too narrow to fit in a full sized framed photo, but you can still use this space to display smaller objects. Fancy dinner plates or even coasters fit in those tight spaces while bringing a cohesive look to your kitchen. You could also change up your collection along with the changing seasons or for different holidays!

Store Cookbooks

Instead of storing your cookbooks on the wet kitchen counter or in a closet far from the kitchen, keep your cookbooks near your cooking area by storing and displaying them in the space above kitchen cabinets. Your favorite cookbooks will be in plain sight for both inspiration and decoration. If you have room, you can install small shelves to store them or simply stack your books on top of your cabinets if room is tight.

Storage Area

Do you have a lot of items that need to be stored in your house, but struggle with a small kitchen and lack of storage? The space above your cabinets is a fantastic resource for storing. If you don’t want to just pile things on top of your cabinets, fill some cute baskets or canisters with items and put the baskets and/or canisters on display! This leads to both a functional and stylish display.

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