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The styl­ish design of the kitchen implies not only the pres­ence of an attrac­tive appear­ance of the room, but also the con­ve­nient loca­tion of all uten­sils. Wall cab­i­nets for the kitchen will solve this prob­lem.Wall cabinets for the kitchen

Benefits of wall cabinets

This piece of fur­ni­ture is ver­sa­tile and easy to use. It har­mo­nizes with any inte­ri­or. Today there is a wide vari­ety of mod­els for the man­u­fac­ture of which dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als are used (fiber­board, chip­board, MDF, glass, plas­tic, met­al) and struc­tur­al ele­ments (slid­ing or hinged doors, shelves of var­i­ous shapes, the pres­ence of dry­ers, dec­o­rat­ed light­ing).

Installing wall cab­i­nets in the kitchen will allow you to con­ve­nient­ly place dish­es and house­hold appli­ances. In most cas­es, fur­ni­ture is mount­ed under the ceil­ing. Thanks to this, the work sur­face is unloaded, and the din­ing area becomes larg­er, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for a small kitchen.

The fur­ni­ture has com­pact dimen­sions and has tra­di­tion­al col­ors. These fea­tures are suit­able for rooms dec­o­rat­ed in a min­i­mal­ist style. The pres­ence of mod­els with dif­fer­ent sizes and shapes makes it pos­si­ble to mount wall cab­i­nets in any part of the room.

Types of cabinets

There are sev­er­al types of prod­ucts:

  • stan­dard;
  • cor­ner;
  • with dry­er;
  • with extrac­tor.

Stan­dard mod­els are placed any­where: on a free wall, above a coun­ter­top or din­ing area. Fur­ni­ture is used to store food and uten­sils.

Cor­ner kitchen cab­i­nets are mount­ed in the cor­ner of the room. Their main pur­pose is to effec­tive­ly fill the room space and store small-sized appli­ances and uten­sils.

Mount­ed mod­els can be equipped with dry­ers for cups and plates. It should be borne in mind that the depth of such fur­ni­ture should exceed the dimen­sions of the largest plate. In most cas­es, dry­ers are mount­ed above the sink.

Cab­i­nets with built-in appli­ances are installed above the hob or stove. They hide the appli­ance, improv­ing the aes­thet­ic prop­er­ties of the kitchen.

Mod­el doors also play an impor­tant role. Depend­ing on this cri­te­ri­on, cab­i­nets come with hinged, slid­ing, fold­ing and fold­ing doors. The most pop­u­lar prod­ucts with hinged doors. This is due to the fact that they are easy to repair.

Depend­ing on the appear­ance, hinged mod­els are divid­ed into open and closed.


The use of such cab­i­nets for the kitchen is advis­able when beau­ti­ful dish­es or oth­er styl­ish acces­sories are dis­played.

Fur­ni­ture advan­tages:

  • visu­al increase in room space;
  • there is no need to spend time look­ing for the right item (every­thing is at hand);
  • rea­son­able price (an open wall cab­i­net is cheap­er than closed struc­tures);
  • com­bi­na­tion with any design.

But there are also dis­ad­van­tages:

  1. the need to con­stant­ly main­tain the con­tain­er in order (ran­dom­ly placed uten­sils will spoil the appear­ance);
  2. more fre­quent care of fur­ni­ture (dust is con­stant­ly col­lect­ed);
  3. the impos­si­bil­i­ty of plac­ing pots and uten­sils that are used dai­ly in the fore­ground (ugly pack­ag­ing will wors­en the attrac­tive­ness of designs with open shelves).


It is bet­ter to use closed fur­ni­ture. For exam­ple, the use of closed cab­i­nets Stan­dard will allow you to hide ugly con­tain­ers and store food. Instead of wood­en doors, you can pur­chase a mod­el with glass fit­tings.

The advan­tages of closed fur­ni­ture are obvi­ous:

  • uni­ver­sal­ism;
  • prac­ti­cal­i­ty;
  • min­i­mal impact of exter­nal fac­tors;
  • max­i­mum pro­tec­tion against dust pen­e­tra­tion.

If a kitchen cab­i­net with a dry­ing rack is made of MDF, then the addi­tion­al advan­tages of the prod­uct are: strength, envi­ron­men­tal friend­li­ness and resis­tance to the appear­ance of fun­gi and mold.

How to choose the right size

At the ini­tial stage, appro­pri­ate mea­sure­ments are made of the room where the fur­ni­ture is planned to be installed. The mea­sure­ment results are trans­ferred to paper. When plac­ing a kitchen set along the entire wall, mea­sure­ments are tak­en between oppo­site cor­ners.

Par­tic­u­lar atten­tion is paid to the height of the ceil­ing. The dimen­sions of the wall cab­i­nets direct­ly depend on this indi­ca­tor. The opti­mal solu­tion is to mea­sure at sev­er­al points, since there is not always a flat ceil­ing and floor.

Although the stan­dard dimen­sions of kitchen fur­ni­ture are 800x300x700 mm, a lot will depend on the size of the room, the loca­tion of house­hold appli­ances and the work area.


The main require­ment for the place­ment of fur­ni­ture is that the host­ess should be com­fort­able work­ing. The stan­dard height of kitchen cab­i­nets is in the range of 0.7–0.9 m. The loca­tion of the coun­ter­top and hob affects the more accu­rate val­ue.

The bot­tom edge of the fur­ni­ture should be at a dis­tance of:

  • 45–55 cm — from the coun­ter­top;
  • 70–75 cm — from the elec­tric stove;
  • Up to 80 cm — from a gas stove.

Also, the height of the struc­ture depends on the growth of the host­ess of the house. A woman should reach the first shelf. Oth­er­wise, the com­fort of her stay (and even more so work) can be out of the ques­tion. This also applies to too low place­ment of fur­ni­ture.


The depth of kitchen prod­ucts for stor­ing dish­es and prod­ucts direct­ly depends on the func­tion­al­i­ty of wall cab­i­nets and the load to which they will be sub­ject­ed. It is cal­cu­lat­ed as fol­lows.

If the fur­ni­ture is planned to be placed above the work sur­face, then this fig­ure is 50% of the width of the coun­ter­top. This design will not inter­fere with the host­ess when cook­ing.

The stan­dard depth of hang­ing prod­ucts is 30–40 cm. If the cab­i­nets are too nar­row (less than 30 cm), then pots and plates will not fit in them. In the pres­ence of a built-in microwave oven or plac­ing the head­set on the wall, oppo­site stove and coun­ter­top, the depth of the struc­ture can be increased to 50–60 cm.


In most cas­es, the width of the upper cab­i­nets coin­cides with the dimen­sions of the low­er struc­tures and depends on the num­ber of doors (from 0.3 to 1 m). Fur­ni­ture with one leaf has a width of 0.3–0.5 m, with two — 0.6–1 m.

Dis­tinc­tive fea­tures are asso­ci­at­ed with the cor­ner set. The width of its sides ranges from 0.25 to 0.6 m.

Types of fasteners with installation instructions

The use of fas­ten­ers sim­pli­fies the instal­la­tion work. Thanks to their use, small errors in sur­face mark­ing are elim­i­nat­ed and the strength prop­er­ties of the struc­ture are improved.

Before hang­ing fur­ni­ture, it is nec­es­sary to car­ry out all elec­tri­cal work and pre­pare the walls. For self-instal­la­tion, you will need the fol­low­ing tools:

  1. elec­tric drill;
  2. screw­driv­er;
  3. set of screw­drivers;
  4. open-end wrench­es;
  5. hack­saw;
  6. a ham­mer;
  7. roulette;
  8. mark­er;
  9. lev­el.

Adjustable canopies for kitchen cab­i­nets are used as fas­ten­ers. The canopy is a brack­et con­sist­ing of two ele­ments: a steel rail and an adjust­ment mech­a­nism with a hook. The tire is attached to the wall, and the hook of the adjust­ing mech­a­nism is con­nect­ed to its upper edge. The plas­tic body of the brack­et is mount­ed inside the cab­i­net. Instead of adjustable canopies, you can use fur­ni­ture hinges.

Instal­la­tion of cab­i­nets can be car­ried out:

  • on the rail;
  • on the bar;
  • on loops.

On the bar

The bar for hang­ing kitchen struc­tures is made of met­al or plas­tic. Before hang­ing fur­ni­ture, it should be men­tioned that this tech­nol­o­gy will not ensure its snug fit to the base. To ensure a uni­form gap, you will either have to fix the sec­ond rail at the bot­tom of the cab­i­net, or make sure that the bot­tom edge of the fur­ni­ture is on top of the kitchen back­splash.

When mount­ing fur­ni­ture, an adjustable canopy is used as fas­ten­ers on the bar. The canopy hook pro­trudes enough to catch on the met­al (plas­tic) rail. The dis­tance from the hook to the top edge of the cab­i­net is mea­sured. Tak­ing into account the height of the struc­ture, places are marked for holes for dow­el-nails, with the help of which the bar is fixed to the base. In the pres­ence of a wall with excel­lent load-bear­ing capac­i­ty, the plank can be cut for each cab­i­net.

When using this method of hang­ing fur­ni­ture, it is eas­i­er to mark and fit. At the same time, the accu­ra­cy of the instal­la­tion of the struc­ture is high­er.


For prop­er fas­ten­ing, a wood­en rail is applied to the back of the cab­i­net and appro­pri­ate marks are made. The rail is placed 2–3 cm below the top of the cab­i­net.

Two lines are drawn on the sur­face of the base. One indi­cates the loca­tion of the upper part of the fur­ni­ture, the sec­ond indi­cates the slats. Holes are made in the rail, after which it is applied to the wall. Marks are made along the drilled holes where the dow­el-nails will be screwed.

In a con­crete or brick sur­face, holes are drilled in advance. After that, the rail is fixed with dow­el-nails. The cab­i­net is con­nect­ed to the rail. Drilling holes occurs in places where elec­tri­cal wiring is not laid.

On loops

This method is more acces­si­ble. But you need to spend more time, you need an assis­tant.

After deter­min­ing the upper bound­ary, a hor­i­zon­tal line is drawn along the entire length. The cor­rect­ness of its appli­ca­tion is checked by the lev­el. On the line mark the first point under the loop. After drilling a hole with a drill, the fur­ni­ture is tem­porar­i­ly sus­pend­ed to deter­mine the point for the next fas­ten­er.

Sim­i­lar­ly, all fas­ten­ers for kitchen wall cab­i­nets are used. After the head­set items are fixed and checked by lev­el, adja­cent struc­tures are con­nect­ed with fur­ni­ture screws.

The final stage

At the final stage, the instal­la­tion of doors is car­ried out. The fit­tings have round recess­es in which hinges are fixed with self-tap­ping screws.

The door is hung on cru­ci­form plates. Bolts are slight­ly tight­ened. After that, the door is closed and its posi­tion is checked. If it is slight­ly beveled, then an adjust­ment is made. To do this, in turn, either tight­en or loosen each of the two bolts.

Selection Tips

When choos­ing prod­ucts, pay atten­tion to the fol­low­ing fac­tors:

  1. The size and lay­out of the head­set. They depend on the size of the kitchen.
  2. The pres­ence of chips and cracks.
  3. Door con­di­tion. They should open and close eas­i­ly, and be firm­ly attached with­out gaps or dis­tor­tions.
  4. Depth and height of the mod­el. Fur­ni­ture must not be caught by the head when the body is tilt­ed, and the min­i­mum dis­tance between the coun­ter­top and wall cab­i­nets should be 45 cm.
  5. Room design. When hang­ing fur­ni­ture, it should be in har­mo­ny with the inte­ri­or of the room.

An impor­tant cri­te­ri­on when choos­ing prod­ucts is the coat­ing of the mate­r­i­al from which they are made.

Among the pop­u­lar fur­ni­ture coat­ings, the fol­low­ing should be high­light­ed:

  • enam­el;
  • veneered;
  • plas­tic;
  • ther­mal film;
  • glass.

Enam­el improves the resis­tance of the mate­r­i­al to changes in humid­i­ty and tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions. Char­ac­ter­ized by ease of care.

The veneer has high strength and attrac­tive appear­ance. Dam­aged areas are sub­ject to restora­tion.

Plas­tic is resis­tant to mechan­i­cal stress, high humid­i­ty and fad­ing. The cov­er is easy to care for.

Ther­mal film is used to dec­o­rate cab­i­nets made of MDF. Resis­tant to the neg­a­tive effects of the exter­nal envi­ron­ment (mois­ture, ultra­vi­o­let, mechan­i­cal dam­age, high tem­per­a­ture).

Anoth­er choice of fur­ni­ture depends on the coun­ter­top, which should styl­ish­ly com­ple­ment the kitchen set. Its light col­ors will visu­al­ly enlarge the room, dark ones will make the room com­pact.