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 - 1½' 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?
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
I have used IKEA cabinets, maybe a bit higher than you suggest:
but they do seem to have a smaller version
Chris J Dixon Nottingham UK
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
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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