Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry

Lots of homeowners are now choosing to devote one of their entire kitchen walls to cabinetry. This type of cabinetry maximises the storage space and offers a sleek design within the hub of the home.

The traditional kitchen is normally made up of base cabinets and wall cabinets, or even freestanding pieces of furniture. In today’s kitchen design, the preferences have changed and the floor-to-ceiling type of cabinetry is becoming more and more popular.

Many of our clients have opted for this type of cabinet to suit their home and their busy lifestyles. Having this type of cabinet turns your area into your ‘wants’, ‘needs’, and ‘must-haves’.

Are you planning a kitchen and thinking of introducing floor-to-ceiling cabinetry into your space? Speak to us at Handmade Kitchen Company and we can design you a kitchen that is perfect for you and your family as well as your home, with any type of cabinet, in any size and hand-painted in the choice of your colour to make it truly bespoke to you.

Below we look at the different options you can incorporate into your heart of the home – the kitchen.

Maximise the storage space

One of the key advantages of floor-to-ceiling cabinetry is the increased storage capacity it gives the whole room. By utilising the full height of your kitchen walls, you can significantly expand your storage options giving you plenty of space to store the kitchen essentials. For those homeowners who have a smaller kitchen, this is beneficial for them as it creates a clutter-free countertop.

Our Kensington project below is a prime example of this and shows just how we have managed to use the space perfectly, suiting our client’s way of life and requirements.

As this was a relatively compact space we were able to design one side of the kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, including an integrated fridge freezer for a more streamlined look. Amongst the cabinets, a day pantry has also been included for an easy selection of kitchen essentials such as herbs and spices for the mid-week meal.


As previously said above, with a small kitchen you want to maximise the available space you have and that’s with furniture. Our client in Chelsea executed this perfectly. Their vision was to make everything quirky to match their personalities and to provide the space with enough storage that would benefit their everyday life.

Integrate appliances

Floor-to-ceiling wall cabinets are a fantastic solution for your kitchen if you want to add integrated appliances. A sleek design is met and frees up other areas of the kitchen. In the Hatfield Broad Oak kitchen below there are many cabinets of this style within including the one you can see integrated with Miele appliances. They sit perfectly between pull-out drawers and overhead storage. The furniture is our classic shaker style, with an in-frame style, recessed panel doors and flat-fronted drawers. It has been hand-painted in Light French Grey Mid 162 by Little Greene Paint Company.

A traditional style shaker kitchen is seen here in the Billericay project with a uniquely shaped kitchen island that gives instant appeal. It has to be one of our favourites. Behind all this, a sleek design sits with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry housing many appliances including a wine cooler that becomes part of the bar dresser.

Mix it up with worktops

Sometimes opting for an entire run of floor-to-ceiling cabinets sacrifices worktop space. Incorporate an island into the mix for additional worktop space if you have the room, this will also provide additional storage and a potential seating area.

The project below in Orsett was designed with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and units separated with the Ascale Macchia Vecchia Porcelain worktop. It elevates the style and brings a touch of elegance to the interior. A large island was incorporated into the middle to provide another leg of units and worktop space, as well as create a casual and sociable seating area. One side sits a day/ breakfast pantry surrounded by a marble porcelain worktop and the opposite side is the ultimate walk-in pantry!

Our Elstree project not only has worktops dividing part of the floor-to-ceiling run but also integrated appliances too. The kitchen combines timeless beauty with unparalleled functionality at every turn making it the entertaining room of the home. Featuring our Classic In-Frame Shaker, hand-painted in Basalt by Little Greene.

How about a symmetrical design

Kitchen designs with a symmetrical layout are attractive, especially when using floor-to-ceiling cabinets. The best way to create this style with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry is to surround an appliance, just like in our Essex project below. This is our up-and-coming popular design, the Handleless Traditional Mapesbury. Our client wanted something a little different than the traditional shaker – something that would leave a lasting impression. The floor-to-ceiling cabinets go up and around the stunning Sub-Zero fridge freezer and are made into the ultimate storage drawers.

Complete the fridge/freezer area with full-height pull-out drawers to store all your dry ingredients in one place. This is exactly what we designed for our client in Cuffley. A sleek kitchen unit that sits on an unused wall.

Some other projects with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry

In this beautiful country property in Stebbing, Essex, our Traditional shaker lies where it meets all of our client’s specifications in every way possible. Fitting within the kitchen’s ceiling and those beautiful wooden beams is floor-to-ceiling cabinetry to maximise the storage.

We made the solid oak dining table!

The Classic shaker with a Mapesbury handleless design for the island makes up this kitchen in Hutton, Brentwood. A gorgeous space where function was paramount yet still felt warm, welcoming and just as charming as its surroundings. We brought design freedom to the home with a comprehensive suite of luxury appliances that complemented this family’s way of life as well as being surrounded by beautiful floor-to-ceiling cabinetry.

Check out our Mapesbury design, a ‘J’ handle style with a twist. This kitchen lies on the outskirts of the busy and glamorous city, of London and features this unique design that ties in with the wooden panels seen all over the home. The units include a day pantry and a breakfast pantry.

In this beautiful home in Matching Green, we created a design with a fully built-in look with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. It included a drinks cabinet, an office area and the main units to make up the kitchen design. So much storage and so much style.

This rich blue handmade kitchen located in Saltby is nothing but extraordinary, it has to be one of our favourites. There is so much we could write about but we would be here all day, so let’s concentrate on those cabinets that reach to the ceiling.

As you can see on the back wall of the Stock project, the cabinets go from floor to ceiling which enjoys a fully built-in look. The truly bespoke nature of our kitchens allows for this. There’s even a breakfast pantry that sits on top of the worktops in the corner which can be left open from the bi-fold doors.

The Hadley Wood kitchen layout features many floor-to-ceiling cabinets in all corners of the room that become a feature in themselves. This bespoke kitchen had a bookcase, fridge/freezer unit and a bar dresser with an additional wine rack all designed within the spectacular space.

The Chelmsford project was another great example of how this type of furniture works in the perfect kitchen. Appliances from Sub-Zero Wolf have been built amongst the traditional style furniture to produce a bank close to the work surface and prepping areas.

Creating a calm and relaxing space in the Woldingham project was the main aim, but to also fill it with cabinetry that worked on three sides of the room providing the home with as much storage as possible.

If you would like to know more about our bespoke designs and kitchen storage that suits you and your individual needs contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you. Build your dream kitchen here at The Handmade Kitchen Company. Website by Springer Digital

This article was originally written on 18/08/20 and updated on 22/05/24.

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