Creative Ways to Use Kitchen Cabinets Throughout the House


It’s wrong to think that cabinets are just for kitchens. In fact, there are so many creative and smart ways you can use them outside of your cooking space. Cabinets are an efficient way to create more storage throughout your house but they also elevate the overall look of your laundry rooms, bathrooms, home office spaces, and more.


Kitchen cabinets in the dining room
Think outside the box
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Anywhere you need holding space is an option for adding cabinets. We will get you thinking outside the box with these amazing ideas on using kitchen cabinets throughout the house!

Dining Room


Kitchen cabinets are a perfect addition for your dining room as they offer a solution for storing your fine china. In most cases, an open floor layout means the dining room is an extension of the kitchen, so you should maintain the same cabinet style throughout both.

Home Bars


Home bars give you extra room to prepare appetizers and drinks and they are a great source of entertainment. If your cabinets are big enough, you can store anything from glass racks to mini- fridges. For detailed tips on designing your perfect wet bar, check out this guide we made for you!


Home bar kitchen cabinets

White shaker cabinets are a perfect choice for a home bar
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Laundry Room


A well-organized laundry room will save you so much time and energy, so consider installing white kitchen cabinets to transform your laundry room into an appealing and functional space. That way you will keep household cleaners and other supplies out of plain sight. You can also add a cabinet for hanging laundry that does not go in the dryer. If the laundry room is close to the kitchen, consider using the same cabinet fronts here to create a sense of seamlessness.

Living Area


Much like the dining area, the living room is another great place to install kitchen cabinets. Kitchen cabinets can be used to make entertainment units, bookshelves and storage spaces. Combine cabinets with drawers and doors to care for various appliances such as DVD collections, board games, books and toys. You can even remove cabinet doors so the cabinets look more like built-in structures. Add some open shelves to display decorations and photographs.

Home Office


Kitchen cabinets are a great way to transform your home office into a more comfortable and functional space. Yesterday, we talked about designing your perfect home office so check out this article for some amazing tips.



Adding cabinets to your bathroom will offer you plenty of space for all your toiletries, cleaning supplies and towels. They also boost the comfort and style of your bathroom. What works for the kitchen usually works for the bathroom. That’s why using the same style gives you a consistent and comfortable aesthetic.


White bathroom elegance

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Should Your Cabinets Match?


One question that we often get from people who consider adding cabinets throughout their home – should all of them match? There are multiple benefits of using the same cabinets. Matching cabinets will create a seamless look and it is also the most cost-effective method. Some people like to combine different color cabinets, for example, grey and white cabinets are a great match. In the end, it all comes down to your personal style!


Nelson Cabinetry offers a great variety of cabinets that you can use to design any room in your house.



As you can see, kitchen cabinets are not just for kitchens! You can use them to add storage space and enhance the look of your bathroom, dining room, home office or living area. We recommend using the same style throughout your house to create a seamless and more consistent look.  There are plenty of other ways to use kitchen cabinets, for example, you can use them as entryway storage, in the hallway, bedroom or the basement. There are no limits, so get creative!