Most off-the-shelf kitchen units and bedroom wardrobes finish about an arm's length from the ceiling, leaving all of that potential storage space largely redundant. And, if you do decide to use this space to store suitcases in the bedroom or display rarely used jugs or vases, for example, in the kitchen, all of that stuff will require frequent dusting.
Opt instead to always take your kitchen units and wardrobes right up to the ceiling. Even if it means spending a little more and going bespoke, the extra investment will pay off as it will make your home function so much more effectively.
Be sure to build right up into the corners too, especially important in rooms that are in the eaves.
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