If you've got the wall space and are inclined to appreciate the contemporary, here's a cabinet scheme that I'd like to share with you. The composition could be concentrated in the kitchen area, or drift into neighboring parts of the interior. Lift-up doors would work better than side hinged designs, as they'd keep the edges of the boxes clean. And fitting each storage unit with some sort of downlight—individually controlled—could yield some fabulous effects.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.