Medium tone wall cabinets in a kitchen

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Wall Cabinets

Cabinetry's "Workhorses"

Cabinetry solutions are usually classified into categories such as wall cabinets, tall cabinets and base cabinets. As you plan your remodel, use this overview to learn about wall cabinets and the kinds of things you can do with them in your home.

What are Wall Cabinets?

Wall-mounted cabinets are the workhorses of cabinetry, providing much needed storage space above base cabinets, making them ideal for accessing items that are needed while standing or moving about the room.

Types of Wall Cabinets Available

Although there are several types of wall cabinets available, here are a few varieties commonly used throughout the home.

Pull Down Spice Rack

Wall cabinet with pull down spice rack in use

A Pull Down Spice Rack makes it easy to get to what you need without rooting in the back of the cabinet for that one spice you can never find.

Appliance Garage

Appliance garage cabinet with automatic open mechanism

An Appliance Garage offers a stylish way to disguise countertop appliances when not in use.

Wall Easy-Access Storage Cabinets

Wall Easy Access Storage Cabinet with door open to show interior storage

Wall Easy-Access Storage Cabinets include three shelves, plus wire racks on the inside of the cabinet door, making them ideal for storing both large and small items.

Kitchen Wall Cabinet with Lazy Susan

Wall corner cabinet with lazy susan installed

A wall cabinet with Lazy Susan solves the problem of digging deep into a corner cabinet by providing round, rotating shelves.

Electronic Lift Cabinets

Vertical lift wall cabinet with automatic open mechanism installed

Electronic lift cabinet doors provide maximum accessibility with a mere touch to open and close doors, like this Vertical Lift Cabinet with Automatic Opening Mechanism.

Uses for Wall Cabinets

Wall cabinets have many uses beyond traditional kitchen food storage. Here are just some of the possibilities for using wall cabinets in your home.

Beauty in the Bath

Wall cabinets with closed and open storage in a bathroom

Use bathroom wall cabinets directly above the sink and base cabinets to add attractive upper-level storage in a small space.

Entertainment Centers

Entertainment center comprised of base, wall and tall cabinets

Create an entertainment center using wall cabinets made with features such as wine cubbies; glass insert doors for displaying glasses; or open shelving for books and games. Combine with base cabinets to showcase a fireplace or television.

Laundry Room Storage

Wall cabinets above a washer and dryer in a laundry room

Use wall cabinets above the washer and dryer to conceal soaps and supplies. Add wall cabinets with open shelves for folded items.

Home Office Storage

Wall and base cabinets in a home office

Use a combination of office wall cabinets with swing out doors, vertical lift doors and open shelving above a desk to make your home work space more efficient.

Kitchen Drop Zone

Wall Message Center cabinet open to show white board and interior storage

Add a Wall Message Center Cabinet at the end of a run to reduce everyday kitchen clutter. Just a few inches deep, the wall cabinet opens to reveal a dry erase message board, key hooks and space for school notes and the like.