Can I Stack Wall Cabinets on Top of Existing Wall Cabinets?


Homeowners can fill in the wasted space between kitchen cabinets and the ceiling by stacking wall cabinets on top of the existing cabinets for a built-in look. Increase storage space and update your kitchen in one project.


  • "The look of a floor-to-ceiling built in cabinet is quite elegant, but the real selling point is how it functions," according to the professionals at Service Magic. Use your space efficiently and stack the tallest cabinet possible above your old cabinets for maximum storage. If there is a gap between the top of the new cabinets and the ceiling, try hiding it with a piece of decorative molding.


  • Cabinets should be attached securely to the wall with screws going directly into the studs. After stacking the new cabinets on top of the old, attach the new cabinets to the wall and then to the other cabinets so that they do not shift or begin to sag after time.

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