Upper cabinets - to ceiling in small kitchen?
I want to replace the upper cabinets in my small kitchen in a 94 year old house and would like opinions on cabinet height - 36 or 42 inches - in a room with an 8 foot ceiling.
The current cabinets are 30 inches high and sit low on the wall by modern standards. There is only 15 inches between the countertop and the upper cabinet bottoms, but that's comfortable for me because I am short.
Using that same bottom placement, 36 inch cabinets would leave about 8.8 inches above. 42 inch cabinets with molding would go to the ceiling. Is one preferable over the other? Would ceiling height cabinets overwhelm the room?