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How to Lose Some of Your Upper Kitchen Cabinets

I Ttll my clients all the time, if you have a cabinet, you will fill it.” — Interior designer Kim Clements

I’ve never forgotten this gem Clements dropped during an interview, and I repeat it all the time. We’ve been trained to think we need to fill every bit of wall space in the kitchen with cabinetry because that’s the way we’ve always done it. But after seeing so many kitchens on Houzz break the typical “put an upper cabinet wherever you can fit one” rule, I’ve been giving certain upper cabinets in my kitchen the side eye and letting them know their days are numbered. 

If you’re considering some upper cabinet removal, here is how to get by without them and some compelling reasons to do it.