Trend Watch: Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinets Help Drive Demand for Wood

Floor to Ceiling Cabinets by Tamar Barnoon via Remodelista

There’s a new kitchen trend helping to drive demand for wood in home renovations: elegant, practical floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. Not only is this style picking up momentum among interior design enthusiasts all over the world, the new Global Cabinets Market 2018 – 2022 report notes that demand will likely continue to rise, and that’s good news for cabinet manufacturers, independent woodworkers and lumber in general. The majority of these cabinets are made of softwoods like pine.

Condo renovation by Mark Gerwing in Boulder, Colorado via Houzz

Condo renovation by Mark Gerwing in Boulder, Colorado via Houzz

French chateau-style country kitchen by Jack Rosen via Houzz

French chateau-style country kitchen by Jack Rosen via Houzz

Floor-to-ceiling cabinets dramatically expand storage capacity while keeping clutter to a minimum, and the result is a clean, sleek look that visually expands the room to make the ceilings seem higher than they are. Some might have a simple modern look free of hardware, making use of wide expanses of knotty plywood, while others are more traditional.

Floor to ceiling cabinets by Plain English

Floor to ceiling cabinets by Plain English

A beautiful kitchen by UK design firm Plain English shows off how they can be adapted for the understated elegance of a farmhouse, for example, including the addition of a library ladder.

Floor to Ceiling Cabinets by Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin via Remodelista

Floor to Ceiling Cabinets by Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin via Remodelista

In Los Angeles, architects Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin made a blank wall far more functional with the installation of pale pink cabinetry accented with rose gold hardware.

Traditional entry in Chicago by Randall Architects via Houzz

Traditional entry in Chicago by Randall Architects via Houzz

Over at Houzz, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry shows up everywhere from glossy modern apartments in Knightsbridge, London to lakeside homes in Vermont, and demonstrates how they can be used outside the kitchen, too. Check out this dramatic entryway in Chicago by Randall Architects, painted a deep spruce green.

Handy enough to give it a go yourself? Check out a guide to DIY floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinets at Woodshop Diaries.

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