Jennifer Garner’s Double-Stacked Kitchen Cabinets Are a Genius Solution for a Common Storage Problem

published Aug 6, 2020
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During our collective stay-at-home period, Jennifer Garner has let us inside her home and has been teaching us how to cook some of her favorite recipes. Last week, Garner gave us a cornbread demo with help from her mother, who FaceTimed in to provide instruction (and sass). And in early July, Garner made Tabitha Brown’s peach biscuits—yum times a thousand. 

Though the recipes and Garner’s A+ attitude are the stars of the show, Garner’s double-stacked upper kitchen cabinets deserve an award for Best Supporting Actor. Not only are they a cute, vintage-inspired upgrade to what is otherwise a fairly simple and basic white kitchen, but they’re also a genius solution to a classic kitchen storage issue.

What does one do with the cookbooks, special occasion plates, specialty glassware, and appliances not often reached for? Rather than taking up space in your regular cabinets, these upper upper cabinets are the perfect solution.

So, if you’re currently planning a kitchen redo, you may want to consider the layout that Garner is working with. (Plus, the ability to customize paned glass cabinets with funky curtains is always a fun, vintage touch—and hides any clutter you want out of sight, out of mind).

You can also install recessed lighting in your uppers and use them as display cases—vases, wine glasses, and crystalware never looked better.

Anyone who lives in their kitchen will tell you that the more space, the better. And if you have unused headspace above your kitchen cabinets, it’s begging to be turned into extra cabinet space. Jennifer Garner is definitely onto something here, and it’s a trend we should all hop on ASAP.