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39" cabinets with 8' ceilings

Posted by lucas_tx (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 30, 12 at 9:09

Considering IKEA which only comes in 30 and 39" heights. Trying to figure out if 39" is just too tall to use with 8' ceilings. Don't care a lot about having big amounts of molding at the top. I think IKEA makes some kind of strip for above them but I haven't really checked out yet how tall it is.

All electric house so height of cabinets close to burners not as much of an issue as with a big gas cooktop.

Anyone have any opinions and/or photos?

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RE: 39" cabinets with 8' ceilings

39" is perfect for 8'. 18" between counter and wall cabinets is standard, leaves 3" at the top which is filled with molding.

RE: 39" cabinets with 8' ceilings

Yes, I agree, you will love those tall cabinets!

RE: 39" cabinets with 8' ceilings

I did 39" with my 8 ft ceilings. I really prefer the extra height. No pictures yet, I haven't put the molding up on top yet.

RE: 39" cabinets with 8' ceilings

I have 39-inch cabinets in an 8-ft heigh kitchen and love them! I highly recommend the extra space.

Here is a link that might be useful: My tall cabinets...

RE: 39" cabinets with 8' ceilings

Mine are at least that tall in my 8' room. They make the room look bigger because of the strong vertical line. Just make sure you have a good lightweight step stool nearby. I use mine often to get things from the top shelves.

RE: 39" cabinets with 8' ceilings

39" is the perfect height for uppers with an 8' ceiling. That's what we used in our last house. 36" lowers + 18" between cabinets + 39" uppers + 3" crown molding = 96".

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