Cupboards...

I wanted to get some kitchen style cupboards for a bedroom, the type that fit on the top of the wall next to the ceiling. Want these due to lack of space, as I've got a lot of stuff to store and the room's only 9' x 10'. Need only be 1 - 1' high. Where's the best place to go for these, or would it be better to get someone in to make and fit them? Approximately how much is it likely to cost?
Marcus
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If it's just for storage space, try going for open shelving systems which use uprights screwed to the wall and adjustable bracket and shelves. These allow you to move and breath with the items you need to store on them. You cane get them to suit many sizes and widths, so you're not limited in choice.
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High up open storage in a bedroom usually isn't ideal - they tend to be dusty places.
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Marcus Fox wrote:

I have used IKEA cabinets, maybe a bit higher than you suggest:
http://www.ikea.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId 101&storeId=7&productId!874&langId=-20&parentCats110*10652
but they do seem to have a smaller version
http://www.ikea.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId 101&storeId=7&productId!882&langId=-20&parentCats110*10652
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Kitchen cupboard will do.
To get the height you want turn them on edge make sure you buy ones with stiff spring hinges or fit the type that open right around if you want the doors to drop down.
Fit two battens along the ceiling to screw into and one along the wall to rest them on. Remember to buy plain doors or ones with symmetrical tops and bottoms.
Find the ceiling joists, you want a decent drill and a screwdriver and it will take you a Saturday if you have never done anything like that before. (Remember to leave room for the doors to swing open if you are top mounting them)
Other costs are: screws and plugs, paint and filler for the one batten you will see and about 10 cups of tea.
Put the two end ones up and hold them in place with a stick or a wife or something, then mark where 2 of the battens go. The other one wants to be about 6 inches from the edge of the ceiling. Kitchen units may have about 4 inches space on the bottom to allow for the uneveness of the floor. If you get that type, you can cut them to allow for small discrepancies at the adjoining walls and to get them to fit with little or no gaps.
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